Cultural Percussionist

Mark Whitfield Day

Mark Whitfield (born October 6, 1966) is an American jazz guitarist.

Whitfield was born in Lindenhurst, New York. He is probably better known for his recordings as bandleader for both the Verve and Warner Bros. Records record labels. He has worked with Jack McDuff, Jimmy Smith, Courtney Pine and Nicholas Payton, Chris Botti, among others.

In 2000, Whitfield released an instructional guitar video titled Mark Whitfield: Star Licks Master Sessions, for Star Licks Productions.

On December 21, 2012 Mark played live with the Dave Matthews Band on two of their songs, “Mercy” and “Crash Into Me“, at a concert at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York. He recently also reprised his accompaniment on two occasions during the 2013 summer tour again with “Mercy” (June 8, 2013; Hartford, CT) and with “If Only” and “Crash Into Me” (July 13, 2013; Hershey, PA).

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