The New Mark Lotz Standard Quartet
music in the jazz canon (1994-2000)
All Music (USA)
Lotz’s chosen instrument sets him apart, of course, but so does his skill as an improviser. He’s a daring, spontaneous soloist, who manages to invest the flute with the sort of earthiness one might more logically expect from a saxophonist.”
Latin Jazz Net (USA)
“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!”
Focus on lesser known songs from the American Songbook very much in the mainstream Jazz tradition and Ellington repertoire. Fronted by an unusual horn in a different sound. The CD release Blue Moods With The Mark Lotz Quartet received high international acclaim. Lotz also collaborates in Jazz music with Turkish foremost singer Sibel Kose in the Sibel Kose/Mark Lotz Quintet (2010 &2013).
Mark Alban Lotz – flutes, Bansuri
piano, bass, drums – t.b.a . (I always look for the best players around.)
All About Jazz (USA)
“Marvelously atmospheric flute fronted Jazz from The Netherlands. Blue Moods is one of the most satisfying flute-jazz offerings in recent memory.”
Through the years performed in France, Germany, Holland, Belgium.
Once now and again concerts a.o. in India, Taiwan, Turkey, Poland, France, Italy, Portugal, Japan.
The demand on his instrument and his deep and profound love for Jazz makes Mark Lotz a true ambassador of his fascinating horn in jazz settings. Worked with many unknown and many famous but equally gifted unique voices in music all around the globe. Subject of international publications, prize-winner, nominated for the Edison and Beyond Magazine prize.
Professor for flute at the Utrecht and Rotterdam Conservatories.