About

As a founding member of The Queen’s Cartoonists, Australian saxophonist and woodwind performer, Mark Phillips has performed in Performing Arts Centers in over 40 US states, opened for the NY Philharmonic Orchestra, sold out shows at the Blue Note Jazz Club in NYC and the famous Konzerthaus in Berlin, Germany and in 2022 performed 23 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. The group perform virtuosic (and often comedic) jazz arrangements synchronized to classic cartoons and animation, and have been featured in Mashable, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune and NPR and had feature segments on Fox5NY, Pix11 and Queen’s Public TV. Signing with CAMI Music in 2019, they maintain a busy international touring schedule. For more information, visit www.thequeenscartoonits.com

 

Classically trained at the University of Melbourne in Australia, Mark relocated to New York City in 2011 to pursue a jazz education. He studied privately with some of his musical idols, including Vincent Herring ,Andrew Sterman and Mark Vinci and began slowly building his path to being an active member of the New York jazz scene. Mark has performed with Ed Palermo Big Band, Greg Ruvolo Big Band Collective, Silver Arrow Band, Afro Bop Alliance Big Band, Valery Ponomorov Big Band, Dragonfly13, Fleur Seule Latin Big Band, and Rebecca Perl, with appearances on live WNYC radio, on the HBO series ‘VINYL’,  and supporting artists including Olivia Newton-John, Gavin Degraw and Aaron Carter. In 2018 Mark played clarinet and flute on the very unique album from E Scott Lindner: 'Port of Dreams'

 

Mark is an endorsing artist for D'Addario reeds, and Selmer Paris Saxophones.

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Instruments:

Mark uses D'Addario reeds on all instruments

 

Alto Saxophone

Selmer Super Balanced Action 52,xxx

Selmer Soloist (Short Shank)

Silverstein Ligature

 

Tenor Saxophone 

Selmer Mark VI 223,xxx

Babbit HR (refaced Ted Klum)

Silverstein Ligature

 

Soprano Saxophone

Buescher True Tone Silver Curved, 1923

0r Yamaha 62R Straight

Selmer Super Session F

Silverstein Ligature

 

Clarinet
Buffet S1 (c. 1980s)

or

Conn Model 324 N Rubber, 1938

Clark Fobes Mouthpiece

Silverstein Ligature

 

Flute

Haynes Commercial Closed Hole, 23,xxx (1954)

 

Piccolo

Gemeinhardt 4W

 

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