Mark Dresser Receives 2015 Doris Duke Impact Award

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Mark Dresser Receives 2015 Doris Duke Impact Award

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:June 30, 2015

San Diego Jazz Musician, Composer, Bandleader, Educator, and Innovator Mark Dresser has been named as one of 20 recipients of the Doris Duke Impact Awards for 2015, receiving $80,000 to be used over 3 years as he wishes. Since April 2014, the foundation has awarded a total of $3.2 million in Impact Awards to 40 artists in the fields of jazz, dance and theatre. The Doris Duke Impact Award, in particular, has a unique nomination process, as explained by Ben Cameron, program director for the arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, "The Doris Duke Impact Awards are based on nominations submitted by artists, identifying others (often less widely known) that will have enormous impact on the jazz, dance or theatre fields in the future.

Congratulations Mark Dresser! 2015 Doris Duke Impact Award Winner

Dresser’s reaction to the award, as captured by Robert Bush, San Diego Jazz Writer, in an NBC San Diego Blog Post, "I felt gratified being recognized by this organization and it’s especially meaningful to know that I was chosen by a panel made up of distinguished but unknown colleagues in the field. I’m still trying to get a handle on the implications of such a significant financial prize attached and continuing to figure out what that could mean in realizing my music on a more dimensional level."

READ THE FULL ARTICLE for more coverage of the award, Dresser's music at Jazz 88.3, and more...

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Mark Dresser was a guest on The New Jazz Thing on Halloween Night, November 31, 2011, talking about Telematics, and his collaboration album with Jen Shyu called "Synastry" (follow that link for more info and video). And we have the streaming audio to prove it...
Back in November, 2014, Mark's nomination for Best Accoustic Bassist was 1 of 6 Reasons For San Diego Jazz Fans To Vote In The JazzTimes Readers Poll 2014.

Mark is the leader or co-leader on over 20 releases in the Jazz 88.3 Music Library...

AlbumArtistRecord Label
AquiferMark Dresser TrioCryptogramophone
C/D/EAndrew Cyrille, Mark Dresser, Marty EhrlichJazz Magnet
Code Re(a)dMark Dresser, Gerry Hemingway & Assif TsaharREDEYE Records
DuettoDiane Moser & Mark DresserCreative Improvised Music
DuologuesMark Dresser & Denman MaroneyLes Disques Victo
Force GreenMark DresserSoul Note
GutsMark Dresser 
House of MirrorsMark Dresser, Ed Harkins, Steven SchickClean Feed
InvocationMark Dresser 
Live In ConcertMark Dresser / Denman Maroney 
Nine Songs TogetherMark Dresser And Ray Anderson 
NourishmentsMark Dresser QuintetClean Feed
Play BraxtonMarilyn Crispell / Mark Dresser / Gerry Hemingway 
Point Of ContactBob And Ellen Weller With Mark Dresser 
Soul To SoulRemi Alvarez / Mark DresserIntolerancia
SynastryJen Shyu + Mark DresserPi Recordings
The Marks BrothersMark Dresser/Mark Helias 
Time ChangesMark Dresser / Denman MaroneyCryptogramophone
UnveilMark DresserIODA
We All Feel The SameLarry Ochs, Mark Dresser, Vladimir TarasovSolyd Records

According to the Jazz 88 Playlist Archive, from 2010, Mark's music from the above discs was heard 125 times...with 2013 being the banner year with 45 spins (36% of total spins)...and you can bet that most of those were during Progressive Nights, Monday through Friday from 10PM to Midnight PT (so dig it). Here are the spins from 2010...(working through an issue with the list...)

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