Mark Davenport

Selected Performance/Recording Experience

                               

 

Early & Classical Music:

 

1974 to Present     Recorder soloist. National appearances with viola da gambists Mary Springfels and Ann Marie Morgan, baroque violinist Michael Sands, harpsichordist Phebe Craig, and with principal members of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra—Patricia Mabee, harpsichord, and Denise Briesé, viola da gamba.

 

1993 to 1999          Founder/member, Fiori Musicali (recorder), with Patrick Mason (baritone) and Jelena Mathys (harpsichord). Member of the Columbine Pro Musica and featured soloist (recorder) with the Boulder Bach Festival Orchestra (Robert Spillman, Music Director), and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra (Giora Bernstein, Music Director), Boulder, Colorado.

 

1990 to 1992          Founder/member, the New Paltz Baroque Trio (recorder). Ensemble specializing in music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, New Paltz, New York.

 

1978 to 1979          Toured with internationally acclaimed New York Pro Musica (recorder) in their production of The Play of Daniel including sold-out engagements at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., St. John the Divine in New York City, and Princeton University.

 

1974 to 1978          Member/soloist (cello) the Sarah Lawrence College Chamber Orchestra (Harold Axe, Director), and the Suburban Symphony in Rockland County, New York.

 

                               - Recording artist (recorder) Music Minus One (MMO). Recordings of Telemann, Sammartini and Loeillet with LaNoue Davenport, recorder; Judith Davidoff, viola da gamba; and Edward Smith, harpsichord.

 

Contemporary Music:

2012                        Premier performance (laptop) of Bardone, a contemporary work for violin and laptop by composer Loretta Notareschi. Regis University "Second Wednesday Faculty Recital Series," (October, 2012). 

 

 

Popular Music: 

 

2010                       Producer, songwriter, recording artist (piano, voice) on independently released single I Love You More (November 21, 2010).

 

                                - Featured solo artist (piano, voice) at the First Annual "Cabaret for a Cause." Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO (August 28, 2010).

2009                       Producer, songwriter, performer (lead vocalist and keyboards) on independently released 10-song compact disc Full Circle: Songs on the Carousel of Time.

 

                                - Producer, songwriter, performer (lead vocalist and keyboards) for single “One Hope (Standing Proud).” Included in compilation compact disc Adult Contemporary Radio Sampler, Vol. IX No. 5. Oasis Disc Manufacturing compact disc. 2009.

 

                                - Producer, editor, songwriter, performer for single “Mark Davenport: One Hope (Standing Proud).” Music video to help raise awareness of the genocide in Darfur.

 

1996                        Songwriter for two selections (“From Black To Blue” and “Love Is”) performed by One Small Favor. Lazy Lizard Records. 1996.

 

1995                        Producer/engineer for three-song CD performed by The Piranha Bros.

 

1985 to 1992          Founder/member, producer, songwriter, performer (lead vocalist and keyboards) for Vox Humana. Four-song EP entitled One Hope (1992) engineered and mixed by Grammy Award winner Larry Alexander. Produced fourteen--song cassette A Voice From Long Ago (1991). (Vox Humana/Photo Gallery)

 

                                - Producer, songwriter, performer (keyboards, drum programming) for Give Me Your Answer.” Performed by solo artist Barbara George. Raven Records, 1990.

 

                                - Founder/member, producer, songwriter, performer (vocals, keyboards) for The Late Show (aka Page & Davenport). Recorded/co-wrote 27 songs with Bill Page. Later songs produced by multi-Grammy Award winner Jack Douglas at the world-famous Record Plant in New York City. Band members included solo artist/saxophonist Andy Snitzer (The Rolling Stones, Paul Simon), drummer Van Romaine (Steve Morse, Enrique Iglesias), bassist Hugh McDonald (Bon Jovi), and guitarist Al Orlo. (Record Plant Sessions/Photo Gallery)

 

1987 to 1988          Founder/member, producer, performer (lead vocalist, keyboards) for solo project i2i. Recorded two singles for Now & Forever Records.

 

                                - Producer for three-song EP recorded by Dirty Blonde.

 

1985 to 1986          Producer for three-song EP recorder by Ressless.

 

                                - Music Director/performer (vocals, keyboards) for Broken Promises (aka Made in the U.S.A.). Group included Bill Page and brother Tommy Page (who shortly after penned the #1 hit “I'll Be Your Everything" with New Kids On The Block members Jordan Knight and Danny Wood).

 

1982 to 1984          Performer (acoustic piano, synthesizers, backing vocals), horn score and arrangement for “Singer Without A Song.” Performed by John Babcock (solo artist) on self-titled compact disc. (Watch “Singer Without A Song” music video, 1984.)

 

                                - Founder/member, performer (vocals, keyboards), songwriter for Tribeca. Thirteen-song cassette On The West Side produced by Jimmy Simpson. Group included Ray Simpson (lead singer for the Village People) on lead vocals.

 

                                - Founder/member, performer (lead vocals, keyboards, recorders), songwriter for 4 On The Floor. Group was produced by Bob Suede and recorded more than 20 master recordings.

 

                                - Performer (keyboardist, backing vocalist) for Reggae Rockers w/Pearl Marley Livingston (five-piece reggae band fronted by Bob Marley’s daughter). Recording project produced by Jack Douglas.

 

1978 to 1981          Founder/member, performer (lead vocalist, keyboards, recorders), songwriter for 4 On The Floor. Recording project produced by Thom Cimillo and Randy Adler, under contract to Norby Walters & Associates. The group recorded 11 masters for Horn Records. Earlier master recordings produced and recorded at the legendary 914 Recording Studio by Grammy Award winner Larry Alexander and later by Andy Wirkmaa.

 

                               - Performer (keyboards, backing vocals) for Saturday Night Band. Band embarked on 9-month national tour in 1978 with sold-out performances at the Apollo Theater in New York. Single release "Come On Dance, Dance," from first album on Prelude Records, reaches #17 on Billboard's Dance Charts. Re-released on CD (1992).