@ the PizzaExpress Jazz Club
22 November 2018
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Born and partly raised in Uganda, Mark Kavuma is a prominent young
Trumpet player on the British jazz scene. Leading his own Quartet,
the ‘Floor Rippers’ house band and his main outfit ‘The
Banger Factory.’ As well as, playing with Jean Toussaint’s
Young Lions, Jazz Jamaica, Nu Civilisation Orchestra and also one
of the brass leaders at London based carnival band Kinetika Bloco.
In 2012 Mark was featured as Guest soloist with Wynton Marsalis
and Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra having been voted best soloist
at the very first 'Essentially Ellington’ competition in the
UK. 2013 saw Mark involved in the national theatre’s production
of the Amen Corner, got the opportunity to play with the great Mulatu
Astatke, played a support slot for Wayne Shorter at the Barbican
(London jazz festival) with A quintet Mark co-leads with Ruben Fox(sax)
and also featured on trumpet in the ‘El Train,’ Hoxton
Hall (directed by Sam Yates and Ruth Wilson).
In 2014 Mark toured the world featuring in Peter Brooke’s
production of ‘The Suit’ and in 2015 he went on the
road with the legendary Salif Keita and Les Ambassaduers.
In 2016 Mark got another opportunity to play as guest soloist
with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra performing
the Gershwin songbook at the Barbican, before resuming his studies
at Trinity College of music. He Featured in Hoagy B Carmichael's
production of 'This Joint Is Jumpin’ at the Other Palace Theatre
(2017) before starting to work on his debut album which is to be
released on Ubuntu Records, summer 2018.