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Moods: Type: Improvisational Jazz: Chamber Jazz Jazz: Contemporary Jazz Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz World: Middle East Contemporary

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Mark Sowlakis

San Francisco clarinetist and saxophonist Mark Sowlakis has a broad background in world music and jazz, and a thorough musical education in classical music. His past recordings Marking Time and Sinfonetta reflect his interest in a wide variety of music. Sinfonetta showcases an all star band of New York City's finest jazz musicians, including the iconic clarinetist Perry Robinson. Sowlakis' latest work reflects his interest in modern classical music and freer types of jazz improvisation. His latest compositions and recordings reflect the compositional influence of Igor Stravinsky and integrate some free jazz improvisation into their performance. The result is a unique and varied hybrid of modern classical music and jazz improvisation. The inspiration for this new direction comes directly from his friendship with the above referenced Perry Robinson.