Mark Mullins

Mark Mullins has made a reputation for himself in New Orleans as a multi-faceted musician who like a chameleon, fits perfectly in many situations without compromising his integrity. Mark began studying trombone at age eight, and at 13 had his own Dixieland band performing in Mardi Gras parades. The trombonists in the original Dukes of Dixieland and rock group Chicago were influential in his development as a young trombonist and later on jazz players like Carl Fontana and J.J. Johnson were influential. His musical interests expanded through high school and college where he studied classical and jazz by day, and kept busy performing, writing and recording within the New Orleans music scene by night. In 1990, Mark was offered a post graduate scholarship to The Manhattan School of Music, but decided instead to accept Harry Connick Jr.'s offer to join his new Big Band. With Connick, Mark toured the world and appeared in front of countless national TV audiences including the Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Conan O'Brien show and was a featured soloist on Connick's Sony Home Video Release, Swinging Out Live. Mark appears on numerous platinum and multi platinum releases by Connick including Blue Light Red Light, When My Heart Finds Christmas and She. After years of recording and touring with Connick, Mark returned to New Orleans to find many projects awaiting him. Tori Amos, Sheryl Crow and George Porter Jr. all recorded their horn sections with Mark's signature sound and solid arrangements while Mark also appears on recordings of Better Than Ezra, Rancid, Dag and Joe Henry. Around New Orleans, it was his work with local funk bands George Porter Jr. and the Runnin' Pardners and Galactic which helped Mark gain notoriety as a powerful soloist and figure in the local New Orleans music scene. In 1998 Mark launched MuleBone, an original rock band with local producer/keyboardist John Gros which has received critical acclaim for taking the trombone into uncharted territory as a lead instrument. As a singer songwriter and frontman of MuleBone, Mark showcases yet another side to his talents that often go unseen in most musical arenas he is involved with as a trombonist. MuleBone recently received a Big Easy Award and Offbeat Music award for Best Rock band in New Orleans. In 1998-99 Mark hosted a regular night at Tipitina's music club in the French Quarter assembling exotic and eclectic variations of local talent. This night served as a springboard for Mullins' other original acts such as "Bonerama" (a stage full of trombones playing brass band music) and "A Night Of Led Zeppelin" featuring prominent musicians from various New Orleans musicalcircles performing interpretations on the songs of the famed rock legends. All in all Mark's integrity shines through in whatever he tackles and his contributions to any musical situation has commanded the respect of his peers.

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Washington Post Interview

Washington Post Interview

hey y’all! Markie here. Tomorrow (Friday) I’ll be on Washington Post’s “PostTV/On Background” show doing an interview about how musicians played a role in post-Katrina recovery of New Orleans locally and nationally. 12:30pm ET, 11:30am CT. Hope you can watch. Again the show is called “On Background”. Hard to believe it’s been 8 years, yet [...]

THANK YOU FQF!

THANK YOU FQF!

hey now! Thank you to all our friends for stopping by the Abita stage last night at FQF and to the thousands of casual bystanders who wanted to learn more about what a Bonerama is. Well, now you know. We hope you found at least a little something to smile and feel good about. -Cause [...]

Bones in DC

Bones in DC

Hey y’all, the tour is going great so far!! Thanks to all who have made it out to our shows. Craig and I were talking today how we are having more fun than ever. Today while in DC we took a break from the rigors of the month-long tour to do something a little different. [...]

3/18 – Jacksonville, FL – Mojo Kitchen!

Dem bones dem bones…makes for sticky funky slidin’ at Mojo’s! Set 1: Mr Go Hero What You See Christiania Big Fine Woman I’m In Love Again Dee Louie’s Perch Swamped In Redemption Song Manic Depression Set 2: What A Wonderful World And I Know Lost My House Sprung Monkey* Funky Liza* Hard Times The Ocean [...]

Set List – Rock n Bowl Jan 7, 2011

We want to give a big shout out to all of our guests that came out to the Bonerama show Friday. With the Jazz Education Network Conference in New Orleans all weekend we expected some surprises and tonight did not disappoint. We even had members and family of Fontainebleau High’s Jazz Ensemble One in the [...]

Happy New Year Everyone!

Happy New Year Everyone!

2010: It was quite a year for Bonerama as we continued our trek of developing legions of bone fans across the United States and elsewhere. It was the year that the Boner Donor program took hold and attracted not only dozens of loyal Boner Donors to support what they like about the band directly with [...]

Baltimore 8×10 – 11/7/10

Baltimore 8×10 – 11/7/10

Bonerama The 8×10 Baltimore, MD 11/7/2010 The first weekend of the 2010 fall residency is in the books and if you missed it you’ve got two more weeks of Bone studded guest action to catch! -mm Photos by Steve Cole Set One: MR GO The Mouse Cabbage Alley I Got Loaded What You See Shake [...]

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