Mark Boling

Mark Boling is a jazz guitarist, teacher, composer, and author.  He leads the Mark Boling TRIO, featuring drummer Keith Brown and bassist Jon Hamar.  The TRIO plays a repertoire of original music and jazz standards with roots in the great guitar trios led by Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, John Scofield and Pat Metheny.  The TRIO was featured in concert on the PBS "Live at Lucille's" series. Boling has released four recordings as a leader —  A Writer's Tomorrow, 2019; Trio Life, 2012; Tune Me, 2004; Evidence, 2000. He has performed in concert and recorded with a number of acclaimed jazz musicians, including Donald Brown, Gregory Tardy and Zim Ngqawana.  He has performed at the San Jose Jazz Festival in California, at the Muroran Jazz Cruise in Japan, and on several tours in East Asia. He frequently performs with the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra. He is the author of Creative Comping Concepts for Jazz Guitar (Mel Bay) and The Jazz Theory Workbook (Advance Music). Boling has been 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 is an Associate Professor of Jazz Guitar and the Coordinator of Jazz Studies at the University of Tennessee.

Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — Mark Boling TRIO The Bistro at the Bijou, Knoxville The Bistro at the Bijou, Knoxville
 —  — Mark Boling & Taylor Coker The Bistro at the Bijou, Knoxville, TN 37902 The Bistro at the Bijou, Knoxville, TN 37902
 —  — Mark Boling TRIO Drink, Knoxville, TN 37919 Drink, Knoxville, TN 37919
Mark Boling TRIO LIFE Christ Chapel, Knoxville, TN Christ Chapel, Knoxville, TN
Mark Boling TRIO LIFE Hyatt Place Rooftop, Knoxville, TN Hyatt Place Rooftop, Knoxville, TN
Allen Smith Trio Bistro at the Bijou, Knoxville, TN Bistro at the Bijou, Knoxville, TN
Mark Boling TRIO LIFE Hyatt Place Rooftop, Knoxville, TN Hyatt Place Rooftop, Knoxville, TN
Greg Tardy Quartet Concert on the Square - Jazz Tuesday, Knoxville, TN Concert on the Square - Jazz Tuesday, Knoxville, TN
Mark Boling TRIO LIFE Bistro at the Bijou, Knoxville, TN Bistro at the Bijou, Knoxville, TN
Mark Boling TRIO LIFE Bistro at the Bijou, Knoxville Bistro at the Bijou, Knoxville
Greg Tardy Quartet Hyatt Place Rooftop, Knoxville, TN Hyatt Place Rooftop, Knoxville, TN
Greg Tardy Quartet Concert on the Square - Jazz Tuesday, Knoxville, TN Concert on the Square - Jazz Tuesday, Knoxville, TN
Mark Boling TRIO LIFE Public House on High, Maryville, TN Public House on High, Maryville, TN
Mark Boling TRIO LIFE Hyatt Place Rooftop, Knoxville, TN Hyatt Place Rooftop, Knoxville, TN
Mark Boling TRIO LIFE Bistro at the Bijou, Knoxville Bistro at the Bijou, Knoxville
Mark Boling TRIO LIFE Bistro at the Bijou, Knoxville Bistro at the Bijou, Knoxville
Mark Boling TRIO LIFE Jazz on the Square, Knoxville, TN Jazz on the Square, Knoxville, TN
Mark Boling TRIO LIFE Bistro at the Bijou, Knoxville Bistro at the Bijou, Knoxville
Mark Boling TRIO LIFE Bistro at the Bijou, Knoxville Bistro at the Bijou, Knoxville
Domino Quartet play the music of Jorge Variego University of North Carolina Greensboro University of North Carolina Greensboro