Mark Sowlakis

College buddy, longtime friend

Mark Sowlakis, longtime friend

Mark Sowlakis is another great friend I've known since the late 80s during our days studying music at San Francisco State University. In 1986 I was just a rocker from L.A., pretty ignorant on a lot of subjects, and Mark deserves much credit for teaching me a great deal about music, the saxophone, and jazz and classical music. Perhaps most significantly, he kindly hooked me up with 3 teachers who had a major influence on me, namely Hal Stein, Larry Schneider and especially Joe Henderson. He has made a number of great records, plays professionally and teaches clarinet and saxophone in the S.F. Bay Area. He's another artist deserving wider recognition.