Below is a short bio of the star performing On Sunday, November 13th at 2:00 p.m., in the Holy Family Sunday Afternoon Concert Series “A Sentimental Journey to the Music of WWII”.
Mark Green’s musical career began in NYC, where he performed on stage on Broadway, as well as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Over the years, his trumpet accompanied some of the world’s most noted musical celebrities.
Green moved to Florida in 1988 and immediately formed several different musical groups, including the “Rowdy Roosters Dixieland Band,” and a 17pc. Big Band called “For Dancers Only.” Mark currently stars in The Coffee Beans, which can be heard many Friday nights at Cobb’s Landing in Ft. Pierce. He produced a hit CD in 2006 called “A Tribute to Satchmo.” This was based on his popular mixed media show honoring his long time idol, Louis Armstrong. Mark also performs a mixed-media tribute to Duke Ellington, and this coming January 8, he’ll be presenting “A Tribute to Benny Goodman” with his big band, For Dancers Only, on the main stage of the Sunrise Theater in Ft. Pierce.
Among his other lifetime endeavors, Mark was an army bugler for 6 years during the Vietnam era so he really is a “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”. He states, “I was thrilled to be asked to present a nostalgic look at the great music of WWII, the music that defined ‘The Greatest Generation.”