Mark Mullins has been changing the way people think about the trombone for over 20 years and is often given credit for raising the trombone to lead instrument status in the modern funk, rock and jam band music scenes. Early in his career his unique tone and powerful horn arrangements quickly garnered the attention of giants of the local and national music industry. Mark was a pioneer using electronic effects in a way previously used only by guitarists to enhance his lead lines as a guitarist would. He’s also been a major force composing arrangements for multiple trombones in the groundbreaking band he co-founded, Bonerama which tackles everything from their own challenging originals to Led Zeppelin, Beatles and Black Sabbath. Mark has become a top call when major record and tour producers look to add a dynamic New Orleans flavor to their albums. In recent years he has served as horn arranger/producer for Blackbird Presents series of concerts featuring Don Was as musical director. Mark’s broadcast credits include The Late Show, Tonight Show, Grammy Awards, HBO’s Comic Relief (musical director) and many more.
Breaking Sept. 18, 2017: Hear Mark Mullins horn arrangement and Levee Horns on the brand new album from Michael McDonald, “Wide Open” > http://bit.ly/2whbBjg
Michael mentions Levee Horns involvement in an interview for his new album “Wide Open”: http://bit.ly/2t3u9kW
Breaking: Sept. 15, 2017: Bonerama announces new album and signs with Basin Street Records! http://bit.ly/2xBFTQX
Mark calls on the best and brightest players from the New Orleans music scene when assembling his “Levee Horns” for major recording, broadcast, or touring projects to interpret and perform his crisp, punchy, and razor sharp arrangements. Mark crafted his arranging style with home-grown influence from New Orleans greats Allen Toussaint, Wardell Quezergue, Harold Battiste, and Charles Brent. "Mark Mullins and Levee Horns" have recently shared TV, concert and festival stages with Bruce Springsteen, Peter Frampton, John Fogarty, Michael McDonald, Warren Haynes, Mavis Staples, Lynyrd Skynyrd and his horns were featured in the 2016 DVD release “The Musical Mojo of Dr. John”. Keep an eye out for Mark Mullins and Levee Horns on tour with Last Waltz 40 Tour in 2017.
Huffington Post reviews current 2017 Last Waltz Tour: http://huff.to/2lj3zBr
All About Jazz.com: The Last Waltz 40 Tour At The NYCB Theatre At Westbury
During a 16 year tenure as lead trombone with the original Harry Connick Orchestra, Mark and fellow bandmate/trombonist Craig Klein decided to embark on a mission to form a band that would bring the trombone to the forefront of a new New Orleans band. Bonerama, born in 1998 uniquely features multiple trombones front and center with a New Orleans rock and funk rhythm section and was a leap of faith on many levels. The new band found immediate acceptance and accolades from music fans across many music genres. Today they enjoy a deep discography and following including two brand new CD releases slated for 2017 while continuing to perform the best clubs, concerts and festivals across the US and abroad. Visit BoneramaBrass.com
Mark Mullins and Levee Horns w/Bruce Springsteen at “The Musical Mojo for Dr. John” concert in New Orleans May 3, 2014. (Don Was’ house band. Levee Horns: Mullins, Bobby Campo - Trumpet, Khris Royal - Woodwinds)
Mark Mullins and Levee Horns w/Peter Frampton at Lynyrd Skynyrd “One More For The Fans” concert in Atlanta GA Nov. 2014. (Don Was’ house band. Levee Horns: Mullins, Bobby Campo - Trumpet, Jason Mingledorff - Woodwinds)
Mark Mullins and Levee Horns w/ Gregg Allman at Lynyrd Skynyrd “One More For The Fans” concert in Atlanta GA Nov. 2014. (Don Was’ house band. Levee Horns: Mullins, Bobby Campo - Trumpet, Jason Mingledorff - Woodwinds)
Mark Mullins and Levee Horns on Last Waltz 40 tour Jan. 28, 2017 - Boston MA with Warren Haynes, Michael McDonald, Don Was, John Medsski, Ivan Neville, Terence Higgins. (Levee Horns: Mullins, Bobby Campo - Trumpet, Ward Smith - Woodwinds, Matt Perrine Sousaphone/Euphonium)
Mark Mullins, Lead Trombone with original Harry Connick Jr. Orchestra Majestic Theater, Dallas TX September 1990:
Mark Mullins performs "Got My Mind Set On You" at "My Sweet Lawd - A Celebration of George Harrison" in New Orleans LA - Mar. 27, 2015 - Tipitina's
Damian Kulash & Bonerama on Late Show with David Letterman 2008
Bonerama covers “The Ocean” from the “Bringing It Home” album recorded Live in New Orleans 2006. Stanton Moore on drums.
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