Mark Wardlaw

Mark Wardlaw has been active in Sonoma County’s music scene for 35 years. He’s the longtime second clarinetist (and saxophonist) in the Santa Rosa Symphony, the jazz band instructor at Santa Rosa Junior College, and has been the Director of Instrumental Music at Santa Rosa High School for 29 years. This is his fifth year as a woodwind artist with Transcendence Theater Company. Mark has performed with musicians and entertainers such as Mel Torme, Yo-Yo Ma, Jeffrey Kahane, Ute Lemper, Andre Watts, Steve Allen, Fred Hersch, Josh Groban, David Benoit, Frankie Avalon, Fabian, Lou Christie, Joan Rivers, Olivia Newton-John, Neil Sedaka, Kathy Mattea, Judy Collins, Nnenna Freelon, Mariachi Sol de Mexico, and the rock group Yes. He’s also played lead alto and clarinet in the Gene Krupa Big Band, and with such jazz notables as Pete Christlieb, Don Menza, Ernie Watts, Louie Bellson, Jon Faddis, Bob Sheppard, Bob Berg, Bill Watrous and more.