Stan Mark, known in the musical world as a perfectionist and task-master, is one of the most versatile trumpet players on the music scene today. In his 35 years of professional playing, Stan has enjoyed playing and performing almost every style of music. This is evident when you hear the variety of the musical repertoire performed by his bands.

Quotes about Stan Mark:

  • "One of the finest lead trumpet players in the world..."
    -- Maynard Ferguson

  • "Stan Mark is an extraordinarily precise trumpet player...heating up a tune in a way that the musical colors, curves, and textures gleam and shine..."
    -- LaMont Patterson (Las Vegas Entertainment Today)

  • "Stan believes in the New Orleans concept of lagniappe, the unexpected giving of something extra. All his bands, whether in ensemble or unique solo stylings, play to please..."
    -- John Smith (New Orleans Entertainment Weekly)

Stan Mark Musical Credits:

  • U.S. Navy Band, Washington D.C. (1963-1971) - lead trumpet, cornet, post horn soloist

  • Maynard Ferguson Orchestra (1973-1982) - lead trumpet (includes recording of 9 albums)

  • Musical director, conductor, band leader since 1982, performing and producing entertainment for innumerable trade shows, conventions, private parties, and worldwide Jazz Festivals.

  • Touring lead trumpet for the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Ray Charles Orchestra, and New York based Broadway Shows.

  • Sorta Dixie Jazz Band/Gold Coast Orchestra (1993-1996) - lead trumpet

  • The Stan Mark Big Band has been fronted and led by Chris Riddle (The Nelson Riddle Orchestra), Dick Johnson (The Artie Shaw Band), Diane Shurr, Frank Sinatra Jr., and many others.

  • Music education is a priority with Stan. He holds and has been involved with over 600 musical seminars and clinics in schools and universities worldwide.