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Two new gigs for my bands!!

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I’ve got two new gigs for my groups coming up that I’m excited about. First, my quintet is performing with vocalist Typhanie Monique for the Brooks Middle School Jazz Night in Oak Park on April 7th, and on April 21st, …

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The Sound of Joy Wins an Independent Music Award!!

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Hey Everyone, I just found out that my tune The Sound of Joy won an Independent Music Award in the Jazz Song category!! This is really cool!! Now I need your help…you can vote for the song and it could …

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The Sound of Joy Nominated for Independent Music Award!!

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Hey everyone, I just received some great news… one of my tunes from Suspended Reality  – The Sound of Joy – has been nominated for an Independent Music Award!! I’m honored and excited about this!! And YOU can vote for the …

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Mark O’Connor Quintet Fall tour

Hi Everyone, Just wanted to let you know that I’m in the middle of lining up a midwest tour for my quintet!! I’m really excited about this and hope you are too. More details to follow. Mark

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Mark O’Connor Quintet @ the Chicago Jazz Festival!!

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I just found out that my quintet will be playing at the Chicago Jazz Festival!! We’re really excited to be a part of it!! We’re playing on Sept 3rd from 4:20-5pm at the Chicago Jazz Magazine tent – come on …

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Chicago CD release party

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Here are some photos from our recent release party in Chicago. Thanks to everyone who helped make this a huge success!!

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Great Milwaukee CD release party

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We had a very successful CD release party in Milwaukee at the Jazz Estate this past Friday night!! The band sounded great and a good time was had by all. Thanks to everyone who was there to help us celebrate. …

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The Making of Suspended Reality

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It’s been a long wait, but Suspended Reality is finally a …reality (bad humor, I know). All of us had a great time in the studio and I was excited to be able to record with Mark Maegdlin, Ben Lewis, …

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Welcome

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Hey Everybody!! Welcome to my blog!! I’m really excited about the release of Suspended Reality and my updated website!! I’m going to use this blog as a chance to communicate with all of you on a range of different topics, …

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