This letter informs you about my musical activities. Published 3 á 4 times a year. I am dedicating my life to music and I am delighted to share it with you.

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Mark Lotz


Dear friends, colleagues, fans, associates,

The absence of live interaction in music is unbearable. Music is the energy I have to dive in, in order to survive mentally. I kept on working (recording, composing, etc) and a lot is happening. Here an update:


  1. Lotz Of Music series

  2. Mark My Wor(l)ds (concert series)

  3. GIST! (musicians collective)

  4. Interviews & Crossword

  5. Jazz On The Sofa festival

  6. Musicians Cook


Lotz Of Music series


Proud to present the ‘Lotz Of Music series‘ with a focus on my latest ensembles and music at a gorgeous venue: the ‘Beauforthuis’ in Austerlitz (the Netherlands). Delighted if you drop by.

august 14
Mandala TribeElectronic Crossover
Stefan Schmid – keyboards, electronics
Heiko Dijker – tabla, electronics
Mark Lotz – flutes, Bansuri, fx

august 28
Sojourner’s Truth Ode To Female Activists
Tineke Postma – sax
Sun Mi Hong – drums
Frans van der Hoeven – bass, electronics
Mark Lotz – flutes, Bansuri, fx

september 13
Mark Lotz Trio In The Spirit
John Engels – drums
Zack Lober – bass
Mark Lotz – flutes, Bansuri, fx

The concerts will be preceded by duo performances of my (ex) students. In these times they we all need financial and mental support. Watch out, they play well!

website  Beauforthuis
Lotz Of Music series


Mark My Wor(l)ds


The Museum Speelklok and I join forces regarding a new world music series in a new concept: During four evenings I’ll meet artists from different musical traditions. These performances will be hosted by an intermediator who not only opens with a solo performance (music/poetry/dance) but also interacts during the whole evening. Museum Speelklok is a gorgeous venue: a former church and now a Museum specializing in self-playing musical instruments. Mark the dates: Saturday evenings on October 17th, November 14th, December 12th, January 23rd.

webpage Mark My Wor(l)ds



Proud to make part of a new collective of exciting Utrecht based musicians on ‘adventurous music’: GIST! (Dutch for Yeast).

We gather to unite, share, talk, inspire, jam and perform. The spirits blessed us and our efforts resulted in our very first GIST! Festival which takes place september 3rd in the  Museum Speelklok in Utrecht. There are special guests, balcony shouting scenes and performances.

Best of all is: this festival will be followed by a concert series Friday evenings on October 9th, November 6st, December 4th, January 8th.

website GIST!
GIST! Festival


Interview and debate



There was quite some airplay of my music during Corona. Also Rinus van der Heijden interviewed me regarding my life during Corona and social isolation. It is published on Jazznu. Check it out, it is fun (in Dutch).

Though I rejected doing online streaming concerts I did surrender for one online date: I participated in a debate on a musician’s life during Corona broadcasted from Haarlem at the Pletterij. As part of the government board of the Union For Improvising Musicians BIM I  contribute in a broader perspective.

interview Jazznu


Jazz On The Sofa


My Jazz On The Sofa festival sees its 5th edition november 1st this year. Due to Corona in a different setting but with new partners: the castle of Zeist, a church and an interior shop with sofa’s. Our festival is rescued and it will be gorgeous! Safe the date: 11/1/2020.

webpage Jazz On The Sofa


Musicians Cook


I created a private Facebook group in order to also have some fun during Corona. It is a colorful community of classical, free improvising, folk, surf, contemporary, world, jazz, rock musicians from all over the globe. Food does connect on a human level. If you are a professional musician and into cooking: have a look.

FB page  Musicians Cook


The past months I should have toured in Taiwan, Okinawa, The Netherlands and Poland. All of my concerts were canceled, a few postponed. What is left you find here:

check the Itinerary


NYC Jazz Record Crossword

Lol. The april edition of the NYC Jazz Records magazine featured me in their crossword. It won’t get any better, right? In excellent company there.


page (pdf) NYC Jazz Records Magazine



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