Mark Whitfield

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Mark Whitfield
Newport Jazz Festival, 2006
Newport Jazz Festival, 2006
Background information
Birth nameMark Adrian Whitfield
Born(1966-10-06)October 6, 1966
Lindenhurst, New York, U.S.
GenresJazz, soul jazz
LabelsWarner Bros., Verve

Mark Whitfield (born October 6, 1966) is an American jazz guitarist.

Life and career[edit]

Whitfield was born in Lindenhurst, New York. He has worked with Jack McDuff, Jimmy Smith, Courtney Pine, Nicholas Payton, and Chris Botti.[1]

In 2000, Whitfield released an instructional guitar video titled Mark Whitfield: Star Licks Master Sessions[2] for Star Licks Productions. In 2017, he shot a series of instructional videos entitled Mark Whitfield: Land the Gig.[3]


As leader[edit]

  • The Marksman (Warner Bros., 1990)
  • Patrice (Warner Bros., 1991)
  • Mark Whitfield (Warner Bros., 1993)
  • True Blue (Verve, 1994)
  • 7th Ave. Stroll (Verve, 1995)
  • Raw (Transparent Music 2000)
  • Featuring Panther (Dirty Soap, 2005)
  • Mark Whitfield and the Groove Masters (Vega, 2006)
  • Grace (Marksman, 2017)
  • Live & Uncut (Chesky, 2017)

As sideman[edit]


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Mark Whitfield". AllMusic. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  2. ^ "Showtimes, reviews, trailers, news and more - MSN Movies". Archived from the original on September 23, 2012. Retrieved July 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Mark Whitfield: Land the Gig! -TAGA Publishing's Online Course". Retrieved March 9, 2018.