Mark Yannie

    Mark Yannie has been playing Sax, Clarinet, and Flute in the area since 1999. He has played for many national acts, toured, and freelanced for years in the Orlando/Tampa, area, and Cleveland. His groups: the Swing Trio, Jazz Quartet, Small Big Band, and Classical Duo can be heard locally in a variety of settings. He is also a member of the ACME Jazz Company Big Band and Chino Latino Latin Jazz Group. Mark has toured with Melissa Manchester, the Glenn Miller, and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestras and has had steady engagements with Norwegian, Princess, Scandinavian World Cruise Lines, the Grand Floridian, and Seaworld Renaissance Hotel. He has also backed-up acts including: Rosemary Clooney, Vic Damone, Lou Rawls, Patti Page, The Temptations, and Jack Jones. He has taught as an adjunct at Crown College, North Central University, and College of St. Benedict/St. Johns University. Also as an instructor at Hopkins, St. Louis Park High School, and Southwest Christian High Schools. He holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Music. He has played professionally in the settings of jazz, symphonic, pit orchestra, and general business entertainment freelance as a woodwinds specialist.