Mark Boling

April 20th, 2016

Mark_Boling_low_resMark Boling is a jazz guitarist, teacher, composer, and author. A veteran sideman with pianist Donald Brown, Boling played in Knoxville-based bands and recorded with Brown on three records for the French label Space Time Records. Boling also enjoyed a rewarding collaboration with drummer Keith Brown and bassist Rusty Holloway in the Boling, Brown, & Holloway trio. Boling has released three recordings as a leader (Trio Life, 2012; Tune Me, 2004; Evidence, 2000). In addition, he has performed with the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, and a number of acclaimed jazz musicians, including Gregory Tardy, Zim Ngqawana, Bill Scarlett, Vance Thompson, Jack Coker, and Jerry Coker. He is the author of Creative Comping Concepts for Jazz Guitar (Mel Bay), The Jazz Theory Workbook (Advance Music),Elements of the Jazz Language software (CPP/Belwin), and Curriculum for Aural Training software. Boling was a senior artist-in-residence at the Banff Center International Jazz Workshop, a visiting artist at the Brubeck Institute, and a teacher at Berklee College of Music’s summer guitar program. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston (1981) and a Masters in Music Theory from the University of Tennessee (1984). Today, Mark Boling is an associate professor of music at the University of Tennessee and serves as coordinator of the jazz studies program.