NJF Artist Announcement: MARK UCCI DUO

DATE: Friday July 24, 2015
STAGE: Weinkeller
ADDRESS: 5633 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3N5
TIME: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
TICKET PRICE: FREE (with Dinner)

Mark Ucci-Guitar
Meredith Nelson-Bass

Performing mainstream classic jazz and Latin jazz standards.

Born in Hamilton, Ontario and raised in Burlington, Mark took up the guitar at age 8 and was introduced to jazz music when he was 15. He subsequently went on to study guitar at Mohawk college with Canadian jazz icon Reg Schwager and composition with Mike Malone.

Mark has released two jazz trio recordings under his leadership. His debut CD “Moment To Moment” was recorded in 1998 along with Clark Johnston on bass and Anthony Michelli on drums, featuring original compositions as well as choice standards. His most recent CD titled “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was” is entirely comprised of jazz standards; after the CD was released, Mark toured with the trio at major Canadian jazz festivals.

Mark is currently teaching at Mohawk College in the applied music program.

For the past 20 years Canadian jazz guitarist Mark Ucci has toured from coast to coast in Canada and internationally in the United States and China. Mark and Meredith have been working together for over two decades.

Mark is currently working on recording various duet combos and will be releasing a compilation Cd for 2017.

WEBLINK: www.markuccimusic.com