Origin Artist

Mark Ivester



Mark is a versatile drummer/percussionist with extensive experience in many different idioms from pop-rock to big band to jazz to orchestral settings.

He has performed with many national jazz artists including Larry Coryell, Freddie Hubbard, Diane Schuur, Mose Allison, Charlie Byrd and Eartha Kitt. He is currently performing and recording with the Jovino Santos Neto quartet, Sonando, and The Nick Manson trio.

In the classical field, Mark has performed with the Honolulu, Spokane and Walla Walla Symphony Orchestras. Mark is a founding member of the professional percussion ensemble "Happy Hammers". This group performs percussion music of various ethnic influences including steel drums of Trinidad, African drumming of the Ewe and Yoruba tribes, Afro-Cuban drumming, Brazilian samba and American jazz on mallet keyboard instruments.

Mark earned a Bachelor of Music degree at Eastern Washington University. He did undergraduate and graduate work in ethnomusicology at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu which included field study of gamelan in Java. He has taught privately since 1973 and has been on the faculties of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Spokane Falls Community College, Highline Community College and Olympic College, Bremerton.


RECORDINGS FEATURING Mark Ivester


Dmitri Matheny
Origin 82849

Ben Black
Origin 82835

Greta Matassa
Origin 82782

Gene Argel
Origin 82682

Clipper Anderson
Origin 82639

Clipper Anderson
Origin 82605

Chuck Deardorf
Origin 82587

Greta Matassa | Clipper Anderson
Origin 82578

Randy Halberstadt
Origin 82571

Greta Matassa
Origin 82484

Greta Matassa
Origin 82452

Mimi Fox with Greta Matassa
Origin 82411

Mimi Fox with Greta Matassa
Origin 82409

Greta Matassa
Origin 82393

Mai-Liis
OA2 Records 22188

Gail Pettis
OA2 Records 22059

Gail Pettis
OA2 Records 22038

UP-COMING PERFORMANCES

July 10, 2022 - Dmitri Matheny
Heart of Anacortes, Anacortes , WA
July 15, 2022 - Dmitri Matheny
The Seasons Performance Hall, Yakima , WA
July 20, 2022 - Dmitri Matheny
New Traditions, Olympia , WA
July 22, 2022 - Dmitri Matheny
Live Stream from Boxley's, North Bend , WA
July 23, 2022 - Dmitri Matheny
The Royal Room, Seattle , WA
Aug 05, 2022 - Dmitri Matheny
North City Bistro, Shoreline , WA
Aug 07, 2022 - Dmitri Matheny
Anacortes Arts Festival, Anacortes , WA
Aug 20, 2022 - Dmitri Matheny
Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Tacoma , WA
Oct 08, 2022 - Dmitri Matheny
Thumbnail Theater, Snohomish , WA

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