Mark Witt - tenor trombone
Mark Witt has had a varied career as a musician. He went to school at the University of North Texas and joined the Army in 1980. He became a soloist with the 76th Army Band until 1984. He secured a position as the second trombone player for the Stockton Symphony in 1985. Moved to Chicago in 1987, and played with many notable latin and jazz musicians. He played on cruise ships for several years and moved to the Phoenix area twenty nine years ago. He was a founding member of the Swingtips, a local group recorded and toured extensively. He graduated from ASU in 1998 with a degree in music education. He currently is the band director for Granada East School in West Phoenix.
When Mark is not teaching, he keeps a busy schedule as musician playing a wide variety of music with many different bands and artists to include church and theater work. He has played with Ray Charles, Shirly Jones, Sherry Lewis, Mary Jones, Dick Clark, Jay Leno, Wayne Newton, Bill Watrous, Monte Procopio, CC Ryder Express, Power Drive, City Lights, and many others. He currently plays with Carmela Ramirez and the band Mas as well as several agencies. He also writes and arranges, some of which can be heard on Ghost Note Recording and Fervor Records.