In 1998 The Mark Lomax Trio first burst on the American Jazz scene as ‘Blacklist’ a group led by then 19 year old composer and percussionist Mark Lomax. The group featured tenor saxophonist Edwin Bayard on the front line along side trumpeter Ansyn Banks and Stephen Lomax on alto and tenor saxophone. Through the years the group has gained national recognition for its recordings, and tours with trumpeter Marlon Jordan, and saxophone legend Azar Lawrence. As time passed, the band went through several personnel changes, and due to the economics of jazz in America, almost ceased to exist. That is, until Mark scheduled a recording session to which only Bayard and the newest member of the band, bassist Dean Hulett, could attend. The results gave birth to The Mark Lomax Trio and the upcoming Inarhyme Records release “The State of Black America” reinvigorating the road worn duo.
The Mark Lomax Trio has performed with, and supported many jazz luminaries including Wynton Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra saxophonists Victor Goines and Wes Anderson, Benny Maupin, Gary Bartz, Greg Bandy and Hannibal Loukumbe. As artists with a style of their own they are now seeking to make their mark on the international jazz scene with the release of “The State of Black America”.