London based bassist Mark Lewandowski is an emerging talent on the London jazz scene described as having a “huge vibrant, singing tone (producing) some amazing solos with the agility and articulation of a horn player” (Nottingham Evening Post).
Originally hailing from Nottingham, Mark’s interest in the bass took him to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. During this period he was able to take lessons with bassists Steve Watts and Michael Janisch and also with one of his great influences, the great Henry Grimes. Whilst studying at the school Mark began strengthening his reputation; playing regularly at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club within two years of moving to the capital. Mark graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with a first class honors degree. In the same year, he was awarded the Yamaha Jazz Scholarship award.
Mark has performed with some of the most exciting improvisers on the current British jazz scene including Liam Noble, Zoe Rahman Trio, Jean Toussaint, Julian Joseph, Tina May, Soweto Kinch, Peter King, John Surman, Zhenya Strigalev, Jay Phelps Quartet and Buddy Greco.
By establishing himself as a strong and inventive sideman, Mark is in demand in a range of musical settings including straight ahead, original and improvised music; working with a myriad of both up-and-coming and established musicians.