Mark de Clive-Lowe

“…the man behind a million great tunes” – Gilles Peterson/Radio 1 Worldwide [UK]

Half Japanese, half New Zealander musician/producer Mark de Clive-Lowe has been on the music journey since starting piano when he was four.  Classical piano lessons, jazz for playing pleasure and hip hop and soul on the stereo gave Mark the diverse foundation that his eclectic style has developed from.

Over the past ten years Mark’s musical journeying has taken him to the US, UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Cuba.  Performing and recording in different settings and collaborating with DJ/producers, turntablists, acoustic jazz artists, Japanese Kagura, and the world of latin rhythms, Mark has become a major figure in the nu-jazz movement, blending jazz, and ethnic and urban grooves into a fresh 21st Century flavour.

West London based, Mark is a key collaborator, artist and producer in the scene spear-headed by Bugz in the Attic, 4Hero, Restless Soul and IG Culture [NSM].  His debut LP Six Degrees [Universal Jazz/emarcy] was released worldwide in 2000 – signatured with an amalgamation of jazz sensibilities and urban influences, the album found a niche with DJs, critics and audiences worldwide.  His CD Tide’s Arising [ABB Soul/Antipodean/Columbia Japan] was one of the standout releases of 2005, and the live tour which followed covered the world, from London to Cape Town, from Moscow to Jakarta, from Tokyo to New York.  2007 saw the release of The Politik and Freesoul Sessions Vol. 1 [Antipodean], and Journey 2 The Light [Freedom School], as well as Mark’s first appearances in Thailand.

“Firmly at the front of the nu-skool jazz and beats movement”
– The Times [UK]

“… a Herbie Hancock for the new millennium.”
– Montreal Jazz Festival [Canada]

“Call it nu-jazz, call it nu-house, call it future-jazz, in fact call it what you want, I’m sticking with the words awesome and genius”
– Wax Magazine [UK]

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