Live jazz, artists, venues and education in Leicester
An emerging presence on the UK jazz scene, Leicester based double bass and electric bass player Mark Trounson has brought his rhythmic energy, rich sound and deep harmonic knowledge to a wide range of situations. As a composer and arranger Mark brings his wide range of influences together in his contemporary jazz quartet 'Disquiet'. Formed in 2015, Disquiet features some of the most exciting young players on the UK jazz scene today. Born in 1987, Mark Trounson grew up in the rural idyll of the Cornish seaside, and exhibited an interest in music from a young age. After growing up with piano and singing lessons, a teenage preoccupation with rock music drew Mark towards the bass guitar. Whilst reading music at Goldsmiths College, Mark's emerging interest in jazz lead him to the double bass, and after studying with Simon Woolf for several years Mark settled on the ambition of being a professional jazz double bass player. Whilst immersed in the study of the great jazz masters, Mark nonetheless found himself exploring other music with stints in a cabaret band, an American folk group and a progressive rock band amongst other projects. Feeling the need to further his jazz education, Mark embarked on the two year MA course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, graduating in 2012. Whilst studying in Cardiff, Mark met many other like-minded musicians and experimented with leading his own groups for the first time. In 2013, Mark travelled to New York for the first time and saw many jazz masters performing on their home turf. After seeing an inspiring performance from the Ben Monder quartet, Mark was struck by the unique improvisational style of saxophonist Bill McHenry and decided to embark upon further study with Bill over Skype.
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