If the name Hampton sounds familiar it’s because Mark is the 3rd Cousin of Jazz great Lionel Hampton. Mark is an unbelievable bassist, song writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. While he comes from a long line of musicians in his family, Mark credits his mother for his passion for Jazz, as she played all the greats from Hampton, Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery, Herby Hancock, The Crusaders and Grover Washington. Those early impressions of jazz deeply influenced Marks musical taste.
Since then, Mark has recorded multiple CD’s in Jazz and Gospel. He has toured nationally and has played with top musicians. Remarkably, Mark has been away from the Jazz scene for 30 years, Pastoring churches and running his consulting business. Now, Mark returns to Jazz in a powerful way with his ROOTS project! He lays it down cold and hard on bass with a host of skilled musicians who match his passion for the music!