An all-around musician with many years of experience at performing, recording and teaching.
Born in St. Louis Missouri USA, Mark had a strong desire for music (particularly drums) at 2 years of age. Singing and beating on everything in his mom’s house from pillows to pots and pans, it was clear that music was the way for him. Mark had his first opportunity to explore music at the age of 6 by playing drums at his home church.
Eric Valentine is a noted musician in contemporary jazz/fusion and rock circles who is recently busy playing on the “G3” tour with Steve Vai.
Roland "Roy" Knauf
Roy Knauf is the driving groove behind the German Hip-Hop Act Marteria which combine because of his talent sly, complex texts with innovative beats and sounds and its energetic live shows of the most exciting acts in Germany counts.
Kurt Rosenwinkel, Joshua Redman, Pat Martino, Wynton Marsalis, Pat Metheney, and Mike Stern.