Mark Hodgson

After living and studying in London, Mark moved to Barcelona, Spain in 1999 where he worked with many prominent European and American musicians. He returned to the UK in the mid 2000s. He now lives in Oxford with his wife and 3 boys.

Mark is an international touring Jazz artist, performing regularly around the world in a range of settings from trios to orchestras. He has performed and recorded with the cream of UK and international Jazz artistsincluding: Cedar Walton, Pharaoh Sanders, Phil Woods, Charles McPherson, Dick Oatts, Peter Bernstein, Steve Grossman, Dave Liebman, Bill Charlap, Steve Wilson Jerry Bergonzi, Bruce Barth, Michel Legrand, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Bill Bruford, Randy Brecker, Billy Cobham, Jeff Ballard, Peter Erskine and Jazz singers including: John Hendricks, Norma Winstone, Mark Murphy, Sheila Jordan, Gregory Porter and Melody Gardot.

Mark has played as a guest soloist with The London Symphony Orchestra, the Liverpool Philharmonic, The Halle Orchestra, The BBC Concert Orchestra and The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Together with pianist Julian Joseph Mark was a featured soloist with Harry Christophers and The Sixteen in ‘The Music of Monteverdi.’ He has also appeared as a guest soloist for the National Youth Choir of Great Britain playing the music of ‘Take 6.’

Mark has recorded and performed with numerous international Rock and Pop stars including: The Rolling Stones, The Police, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Pink Floyd, Bryan Adams and American rapper Ice-T. He has performed on film and television soundtracks in both the US and Europe, including working with Grammy award winner Chris Waldron and Ivor Novello Award winner Martin Phipps. Mark has played on numerous television shows including: The South Bank Show, Pop idol, American Idol and Strictly Come Dancing.

Mark is currently a visiting professor at The Royal College of Music, The University of Oxford, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.  He is also a visiting professor at The Brubeck Colony (USA) and is an external examiner at The Royal Academy of Music and Trinity-Laban.