Mark Nightingale started playing trombone at the age of nine. At 15 he won the Don Lusher Award in the BBC Rehearsal Band Competition and became lead trombone with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra a year later. During six years with NYJO he also graduated from Trinity College of Music and formed the 5-trombone group Bonestructure.
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He has appeared at international festivals alongside Carl Fontana, Jiggs Whigham, Urbie Green, Slide Hampton, Bart van Lier, Bert Boeren, and many others. Mark has been featured with artists as diverse as Frank Sinatra, Cleo Laine, London Brass, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sting and Shakatak. He has penned many compositions and big band arrangements, plus several books of trombone studies.