Mark is an improviser and composer who owns a personal language that combines aesthetics and techniques of contemporary classical music with the virility of jazz.
Raised in Thailand and Uganda his appetite for musical adventures takes him all over the globe, exploring and redefining divergent traditions. Always on the lookout for vibrant collaborations with unique voices in music, far from conventional, hitting the essence and celebrate life.
Next to being a prominent figure on the Dutch music scene for around 30 years, Mark is a vibrant personality on the international scene. He particularly gained much international acclaim for his solo recitals, interpretations of Afro-Cuban religious folklore and his collaborations with Turkish free improvised kinds of music.
Mark worked and or recorded with artists like Chris Potter, David Tronzo, Don Byron, Claudio Puntin, Johannes Bauer, Frank Gratkowski, Carlos Zingaro, Thomas Strønen, etc. But also Dutch artists like Han Bennink or Theo Lovendie.
• „Mark Lotz is more than just a big voice in the European jazz scene. He is at the forefront of jazz, classical and World Music and is obviously enjoying every minute of it!” (Article on Lotz Jazz, USA)