A talented and versatile musician, Mark
Diamond is a New Jersey transplant. His signature sound is that of a hard-grooving
acoustic bass. His experience spans many different musical styles. He has
performed in Colorado since 1980 and has had stints as a sideman on over 100
albums with artists, such as Mary Ann Moore, Joe Bonner, Tim & Mollie
O'Brien, and Keith Oxman. Mark has also performed on European tours and regularly
plays clubs and festivals throughout the U.S. He has provided backup bass
for up such legendary performers as Spike Robinson, Richie Cole, James Moody,
Ernestine Anderson, Ben Sidran and Bruno Carr.
Born in Denmark, Andy developed his unique keyboard style, while traveling across Europe as a youth. After he moved to the U.S., he received studied music at the University of Colorado and earned a degree in piano performance in 1978. Following graduation, he toured the far east with the vocal group, Rare Silk. Andy has played and recorded with many top jazz musicians and he has performed at clubs and festivals across the nation and in Europe. He frequently provides keyboard backup for notable visiting musicians, such as James Moody, Tom Harrell, Benny Golson, Spike Robinson, Eddie Harris, Al Grey, and Bruce Foreman.
Mike Whited was on drums that night and what a terrific drummer he is!
John Zangrando, who splits his time between Boulder and Maui, weighed in with some very cool sounds on sax.
Upbeat vocals were supplied by jazz singer, Jack David.
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