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Mark Steeger sextet

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"Galactic Parallax"

From the 2012 album Thundercrunch

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Mark Steeger is a drummer, composer, and bandleader actively involved in the jazz and improvised music scenes in Toronto. A Reaction records artist since 2011, his latest sextet album "Thundercrunch" was released to critical acclaim in 2012. Featuring original compositions and a distinctly unique style, the album was nominated for a Nuno award!

Mark performs regularly with the Luke Picard Quartet, Hippopotamus, the indie rock duo Electromunch, Hot Popcorn, ad hoc free improvised groups, co-leads the improvising duo Steeger vs. Steeger, and is a member of Blunt Object, the Eli Jacobson Quartet and Sextet and the Robin Jessome Quintet.

This group represents my approach to extracting meaningful music by allowing them to react and interact in the moment.
~ Mark Steeger

Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, where he completed the Grant MacEwan Music program, Mark studied at St. FX (Bmus) in Antigonish Nova Scotia, the University of Toronto (Mmus), attended the School for Improvised Music in Brooklyn New York in 2010, the Banff Jazz Workshop in 2009, and the Vancouver Creative Music Institute in 2008.