Mark Stone multi-percussionist, composer/improviser, educator

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Upcoming Dates

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra with the Motor City Symphony Orchestra

3pm

Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, 44575 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038
(586) 286-2222 [map]
Price: $23, $20 senior, $10 college student

The Motor City Symphony Orchestra (formerly the Warren Symphony) kicks off its 42nd season by joining forces with the venerable Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra. These two acclaimed ensembles, performing separately and together on one stage, will offer a wide variety of works, many blending the traditions of classical, jazz and popular music.

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Spirits Rising at the Native American Heritage Celebration

2pm

Ford Resource and Engagement Center, (Mercado), located at 2826 Bagley
Detroit, MI [map]
Price: FREE

 

The last of this year's successful Celebrating Southwest Concert Series featuring the new group Spirits Rising, led by Joe Reilly and Allison Radell.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

World Music and Dance Festival at Ohio University

12:55pm

Recital Hall - Glidden Hall School of Music
Athens, OH [map]
Price: FREE

 

Lecture Presentation on the Embaire, Xylophone Music of Busoga

Past Dates

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Mark Stone Trio at Ohio University

Athens, OH [map]

The Mark Stone Trio presents afternoon workshops and an evening concert as part of Ohio University's "Experience Percussion" sponsored by the OU Percussion Club.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Joe Reilly at the Detroit Zoo

6:30pm

8450 W. 10 Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, MI [map]
Price: Free with Zoo admission ($6 after 6 pm)

 

Joe Reilly and the Community Gardeners (Allison Radell, Marion Hayden, Gayelynn McKinney, Lesley-Anne Stone, and Mark Stone) perform as part of the Wild Summer Nights Concert Series at the Detroit Zoo. The Zoo remains open until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays during the concert series.

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Mark Stone Trio at Lathrup Village Summer Concert Series

7pm to 8:30pm

27400 Southfield Road
Lathrup Village Municipal Park, MI 48076 [map]
Price: FREE

 

The Mark Stone Trio brings its golbal soundscapes to this FREE outdoor concert series. The performance will feature Michele Ramo on violin and Dan Piccolo on tabla/frame drum/ percussion set. Bring a picnic dinner, chair or blanket!  Select farm vendors will be on hand as well. All products are Michigan made, the meal deal only $5, includes hot dog made your way, Better Made Potato Chips and a Faygo soda.

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Southpaw Isle Steelband at the Cromaine Library

7pm to 8:30pm

3688 N. Hartland Road
Hartland, MI 48353 [map]
Price: FREE
Southpaw's exemplary global steelpan music is the perfect summer concert: guaranteed to get you moving and keep you smiling. The group performs on the Village South Lawn next to the library as part of Cromaine's 6th Annual Summer Concert Series.

 

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Jazz Workshop featuring Regina Carter

9am to 4pm, June 21st & 22nd

Oakland University, Varner Hall
Rochester, MI 48309 [map]
Price: $20

 

Oakland University's jazz faculty, famed jazz violinist Regina Carter and the OU Jazz Quartet will lead two days of activities including combo rehearsals, listening classes, African xylophone sessions and more. Non-traditional jazz instruments are welcome. The workshop will conclude on Sunday with a free concert open to the public.

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Sarovar 2014 - Indo-American Festival of Performing Arts

5/30 @ 7pm, 5/31 @ 2pm , & 6/1 @ 2pm

Oakland University, Varner Hall
Rochester, MI 48309 [map]
Price: varies (see website)

 

Oakland University will for our 4th straight year be hosting the Sarovar Festival. This year's festival includes a wide range of Carnatic performances from students to top notch professionals and features the incredible Trichur Brothers.

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Joe Reilly at the Detroit Zoo

12 Noon and 2pm

8450 W. 10 Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, MI [map]
Price: Zoo Admission

 

Join Joe and his amazing band the Community Gardeners for this fun, interactive, and educational concert for kids of all ages. Part of the Detroit Zoo’s 2014 Green Fest. 

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Joe Reilly at the Detroit Zoo

12 Noon and 2pm

8450 W. 10 Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, MI [map]
Price: Zoo Admission

 

Join Joe and his amazing band the Community Gardeners for this fun, interactive, and educational concert for kids of all ages. Part of the Detroit Zoo’s 2014 Green Fest. 

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Carnatica Brothers

8pm

Varner Recital Hall
Oakland University, MI [map]
Price: $14 general, $8 students

 

Popular South Indian singers, world record holders and grandsons of the legendary G.N. Iyengar, K.N. Shashikiran and P. Ganesh sing together as theCarnatica Brothers. With more than 4,500 concert performances to their credit across India, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia, the duo has had a steady rise to stardom in the field of Carnatic music. The Carnatica brothers are recipients of many prestigious awards, including the highest honor conferred for artists by the State Government of Tamilnadu: the Kalaimamani award.

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival

5:15pm

Waetjen Auditorium, Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH [map]
Price: $40 / $25

A Jazz-Carnatic Collaboration: 
Sangeetha Rathnakara Dr M. Balamuralikrishna (Vocal)
Sangeetha Rathnakara Trichy Sri Sankaran (mridangam)
Smt. Anuradha Sridhar of CA (violin)
Sri P. Ganesh (chitravina)

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Pan Jazz and OU Jazz Band with Etienne Charles

8pm

Varner Recital Hall
Oakland University, MI 48309 [map]
Price: $8 all seats

 

The OU Jazz Band and Steel Drum Combo (Pan Jazz) combine forces to perform innovative new compositions for Big Band with Steel Drums by Etienne Charles & Mark Stone. Mark Stone and Miles Brown, ensemble directors.

Friday, April 4th, 2014

World Music Concert featuring Etienne Charles

8pm

Varner Recital Hall
Oakland University, MI 48309 [map]
Price: $8 all seats

 

Annual winter concert by OU’s World Music Ensembles (Akwaaba, African ensemble, and Pan-Jumbies, steel band) featuring Trinidadian trumpeter, percussionist and composer Etienne Charles. Charles has received critical acclaim for his exciting performances, thrilling compositions and knack for connecting with audiences worldwide. Perhaps more than any other musician of his generation of Eastern Caribbean origin, Charles brings to his music a careful study of myriad rhythms from the French-, Spanish-, English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean. Mark Stone and Patrick Fitzgibbon – ensemble directors.

 

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Mark Stone Trio at the Canterbury House

8pm

721 East Huron Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734.665.0606 [map]
Price: $10, $5 for students & seniors

The Mark Stone Trio brings its global soundscapes to this intimate Ann Arbor venue. The concert with feature Mark on gyil xylophone & kalimbas, Alan Grubner on violin, and Dan Piccolo on tabla & frame drum. The performance will include world premieres of several new compositions.

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Biakuye at the Ann Arbor Library

1pm

343 South Fifth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 [map]

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Ann Arbor Library with the Biakuye Percussion Group. Sulley Imoro, Mark Stone, and Chinelo Amen Ra will share a wide range of drumming, singing, and dancing from West Africa in this all ages performance.

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Regina Carter with the Oakland Jazz Quartet & the OU Chamber Orchestra

8pm

Rochester, MI 48309 [map]
Price: $20 general, $10 students

Regina Carter will be the featured guest artist with the Oakland Jazz Quartet and OU Chamber Orchestra for a night of jazz with an orchestral hue. The Oakland Jazz Quartet is Miles Brown, Sean DobbinsScott Gwinnell and Mark Stone. Alan MacNair, conducts the OU Chamber Orchestra. This concert is free for registered participants of OU’s Strings Day.

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Oakland University - Percussion Day

9am to 6pm

Varner Hall, Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309 [map]
Price: FREE

 

A feast of percussion from around the world, featuring workshops and individual lessons with Sean Dobbins, Patrick Fitzgibbon, Dan Maslanka, Michael Medvinsky, and Mark Stone. Open to all ages. Workshops cover a wide range of percussion areas (see descrioptions below). Please bring a sack lunch as well as music and mallets/sticks for your individual lesson. Sign up for these 15-minute lessons will take place on site the morning of Percussion Day.

  • 9am to 10:15am –  Varner Recital HalL
  • Drumming in the Classroom with Mike Medvinsky 
  • 10:30am to 11:45am – Room 110 Varner
  • Steel Drums with Patrick Fitzgibbon (learn to play pan)
  • 12 noon to 1:15pm – Room 134 Varner
  • Jazz Drum Set 101 with Sean Dobbins (develop your jazz knowledge)
  • 10:30am to 1:15pm – Room 101 Varner
  • individual lessons with Dan Maslanka(fine tune your solo and ensemble pieces)
  • 10:30am to 1:15pm – Room 106 Varner
  • Individual lessons with Mark Stone (Work on hand drumming or other world percussion)

1:15pm - Lunch Break (bring a sack lunch)

  • 2:15pm to 3:30pm – Room 110 Varner
  • Concert Percussion Fundamentals with Dan Maslanka 
  • 3:45pm to 5pm – Room 134 Varner
  • African Xylophones with Mark Stone (learn to play the embaire)
  • 2:15pm to 5pm – Room 104 Varner
  • Individual lessons with Sean Dobbins (Work on various drum set styles)
  • 2:15pm to 5pm – Room 106 Varner
  • Individual lessons with Patrick Fitzgibbon (fine tune your solo and ensemble pieces)
  • 5pm to 6pm – Room 134 Varner
  • Wrap up/ Reflection (Discuss the days events. Share you thoughts and ask any questions you may have)

Friday, November 8th, 2013

World Music Concert with Bill Summers

8pm

Oakland University
Varner Recital Hall, Rochester, MI 48309 [map]
Price: $8

 

Annual fall concert by OU's World Music Ensembles (Akwaaba, African drum ensemble; Ngoma, African xylophone ensemble; and Pan-Jumbies, steel band) featuring legendary percussionist Bill Summers. 

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Bill Summers with the Oakland Jazz Quartet

8pm

Oakland University
Varner Recital Hall, Rochester, MI 48309 [map]
Price: $14 General, $8 Students

 

Multiple Grammy, Billboard and Emmy award-winning musician Bill Summers is a pioneer in the field of world percussion. Joining Summers in concert will be Oakland University's Faculty Jazz Quartet.

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Mark Stone Trio at the Michigan Festival of Gourds

Concert @ 1pm / Workshop @ 3pm

/ Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds, 195 Midway, Imlay City, MI [map]
Price: $5.00 - 12 and under free

 

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Drummers' Nite Out at the International Institute

4pm to 7pm

111 East Kirby (at John R)
Detroit, Michigan 48202 [map]
Price: $10

Dr. Prof. Leonard King--drums & vocals, Jerry LeDuff--percussion; Mark Stone--Electric Marimba & percussion; Ozzie Rivera--bongo & conga drums; Miguel Gutierrez--percussion family; Javier Barrios--timbales & percussion
Admission: Adults--$10.00 Children: $2:00 Family Pack: $25.00 (for a family of 5 or more) 
For more information contact: Leonard King DrProf2148@hotmail 

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Southpaw Isle Steelband at Community Presbyterian Church

7pm

4301 Monroe Ave
Waterford, MI 48329
(248) 673-7805 [map]
Price: Free

Southpaw Isle brings performs its exciting blend of Caribbean steel pan music and jazz.

Friday, April 12th, 2013

OU World Music Concert featuring Liam Teague

10am and 8pm

Oakland University, Varner Recital Hall
, MI 48309
(248) 370-2030 [map]
Price: $6 all seats for 10:00am and $8 all seats for 8:00pm

Annual winter concert by OU’s World Music Ensembles (Pan-Jumbies, Steel Band, and Akwaaba, African Drum and Xylophone Ensemble) featuring world-renowned steel pan artist Liam Teague. Hailed as the “Paganini of the Steel Pan,” Liam Teague currently serves as the Head of Steelpan Studies at Northern Illinois University and has received many awards in his homeland of Trinidad and Tobago. 

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Bernard Woma Ensemble with the Philadelphia Orchestra

11:30am

Verizon Hall - Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 South Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 790-5800 [map]
Price: $15 to $40 (depending on seating)

Let the rhythm move you as percussion takes center stage with the energy and excitement of world-renowned soloist Colin Currie and the West African musical traditions of the Bernard Woma Ensemble. Experience the unique sounds of the gyil—an African xylophone—and other African percussion combined with Western orchestral instruments in the revolutionary Gyil Jumbie Concerto. Turn the beat around with The Philadelphia Orchestra!

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Biakuye Percussion Group - St. Clair County Community College Fine Arts Theatre,

Noon Concert Series - Noon

323 Erie St.
Port Huron, MI 48060
(810) 989-5709 [map]
Price: FREE

 

  • Mark Stone - Gyil xylophone and Kalimba
  • Sulley Imoro - dance, vocals and Lunna talking drum
  • Sawande Keita - Djembe and Kpanlogo drum

Enjoy lunch with the performers following the concert in SC4 Fine Arts Galleries for $10 

 Seating is limited. Reservations required: Call (810) 989-5709 by Monday before concert.

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Regina Carter with the Oakland Jazz Quartet

1pm

Varner Hall, Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370-2030 [map]
Price: $20 general, $10 students, $6 for children 12 and under; free for children 12 and under who wear a costume!

Is Darth Vader a jazz fan? We may never know unless he attends this jazz concert for the entire family! Renowned violinist Regina Carter and the OU jazz faculty will perform music from your favorite movies, including Cars, Finding Nemo, Apollo 13, Goodfellas and more. Audience members young and old are invited to come dressed in costume as a movie character!

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Percussion Day @ OU

10am to 6pm

Varner Hall, Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309 [map]
Price: FREE

Percussion Day is targeted to all students, junior high through adult, who are interested in the Oakland University  experience.  The entire OU percussion faculty will be present which includes:  Mark Stone, Dan Maslanka, Mike Medvinsky, Sam Jeyasingam, Sean Dobbins with guests Miguel Gutierrez and Sandy Mabery.  The students will enjoy solo and ensemble coaching sessions; learn how to start a school drum group; learn to play the Kanjira; Jazz drum-off; Latin percussion; Steel drums and participate in a drum circle.

The day will be filled with exciting experiences from percussion around the world!
Note: Parents and Teachers are welcome to attend!

·      10am to 1pm – Room 110 Varner Hall

Solo and ensemble coaching with Dan Maslanka

(fine tune your MSBOA percussion pieces)

·      10am to 11:30am – Room 134 Varner Hall

Drumming in the Classroom with Mike Medvinsky

(how to start a school drum group - featuring students from the

Indaba Drumming Ensemble)

·      11:30am – 1pm – Room 134 Varner Hall

South Indian rhythm with Sam Jeyasingam (learn to play the Kanjira)

·      2pm to 4pm – Room 134 Varner

Jazz drum-off with Sean Dobbins

(play a solo, or bring your jazz combo)

·      2pm to 3:30pm – Room 110 Varner

Latin Percussion with Miguel Gutierrez

(learn Latin rhythms on drum-set and other percussion)

·      3:30pm to 5pm – Room 110 Varner

Steel Drums with Mark Stone (learn to play pan)

·      4pm to 5pm – Room 134 Varner

Jazz Drum Set 101 with Sean Dobbins (develop your jazz knowledge)

·      5pm to 6pm – Room 134 Varner Hall

Drum Circle with Sandy Mabery (equality through rhythm).

For more information, contact Deneen Stapleton at stapleto@oakland.edu.

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Southpaw Isle @ OU

8pm

Varner Hall, Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370-2030 [map]
Price: $14 general, $8 students

Mark Stone, Lesley-Anne Stone, Issa Sall and Miguel Gutierrez present original compositions and arrangements for steel drums. While rooted in Caribbean pan tradition, Southpaw Isle continually stretches the steelband sound. The group's repertoire is shaped by a wide range of musical traditions, including American jazz, Brazilian samba, and Trinidadian calypso. The group has presented numerous workshops, assemblies, and concerts, including the world premiere of "A Caribbean Christmas Mass" for orchestra, chorus, and steelband.

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Imaginary Homeland @ Somethin' Jazz

Jazz + World Music Night! - 7 to 11pm

212 E. 52nd St.
New York, NY 10022
(212) 371-7657 [map]
Price: $10 (free with APAP badge)

Third Floor (btw/ 2nd & 3rd Ave.)

7:00 Grupo Los Santos

7:40 Imaginary Homeland

8:20 Kakande

9:00 Grupo Los Santos

9:40 Imaginary Homeland

10:20 Kakande