GUITARIST VOCALIST COMPOSER
Mark Sganga is a virtuoso guitarist whose performance has enthralled audiences from Stockholm to Kuala Lumpur to the Thredbo Jazz Festival in Australia. Mark's fingerstyle guitar weaves a rich tapestry of beautiful melody, dynamic rhythm, & imaginative improvisation.
Fusing influences from South America & around the world, Mark creates an entrancing travelogue, as an instrumentalist, bandleader, singer-songwriter & educator. He has been featured on tours & recordings with Indian violin virtuoso Dr. L. Subramaniam, alongside Larry Coryell & Herbie Hancock. He has played opposite the legendary Taj Mahal & Les Paul among other greats. Most recently, Mark and his Trio headlined the Clayton Jazz Festival opposite Bernie Williams. He is a repeat featured performer & judge at The Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Competition as well as a main-stage performer at the venerable Walnut Valley Festival in Wichita, KS where Mark won first place in the 2009 International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition.
“a bright new light in the Jazz/Brazilian music scene”
- John Heidt, Vintage Guitar Magazine
“the kind of liveliness that causes smiles to happen”
“dexterity, sensitivity & power…beautiful tones”
- Mitch Kaplan, The Suburban News
“one of the top guitarists in the New York area”
- Brian Wilson, WOR-AM Radio
“Sganga makes you take notice”
- Eric Shepard, The Journal News