Mark Bunney's journey with the saxophone began at aged 15 at his local church in Leicester, England where he developed his passion for using music to praise God and minster to others. Mark then went on to graduate from Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts and is now a professional musician, recording artist, educator, and entrepreneur who enjoys touring internationally whilst assisting others in learning to play the saxophone.
Mark is an amazing gospel artist with a remarkable ability to enhance worship with his special genre of instrumental music. He is an incalculable blessing to the thousands who benefit from his talents
“I have known Mark in both professional and personal relationships for more than 15 years. Mark has showered many with his extraordinary gift as musician and artistic communicator. He has consistently demonstrated a remarkable gifting for communicating messages through his creative abilities that is incomparable. God has blessed my friend with a glorious gift that he has used masterfully in worship and celebration of our faith through his talents in music”.
Mark is tremendously gifted saxophonist, who has been requested to minister at both North and South England Conference Camp Meetings, as well as numerous churches in the British Union Conference. Brother Mark's ministry has been a great blessing to all who were priveleged to listen. Words cannot accurately describe, how spiritually inspiring his musical gift is. I would simply encourage you to listen and experience for yourself.
Mark possess an extraordinary gift to connect diversity and bring a sense of unity through his music, his presentations and his personality. Because of my personal influence as a minister throughout the U.S. I have already spoken with many pastors and congregations who are hoping that they too will be able to secure Mark Bunney to come to their cities in the near future and have the same experience we have had during his visits to Parkway Life Church.
I have had the opportunity of watching Mark grow into a fine young man. He is very aware of his surroundings and the opportunity to make his contribution to society. Mark is a virtuoso saxophonist who tours internationally as an acclaimed pioneer of Gospel-Jazz music. He is able to single-handedly captivate audiences with his mesmerising skills as a performer. Mark has also made a number of professional recordings selling thousands of copies worldwide at his concerts and engagements.
I have known Mark for over 20 years. During this time I have been very impressed by his extra ordinary ability in his creative art of music. In particular, I have found Mark to be an exceptional and incredible musician showing dedication, determination and individual creative flair. I have witnessed his exceptional talent by working closely with Mark on live performances and studio collaborations with both Mark and his wife Ladonna Bunney.
“Mark Bunney is an extraordinary individual, a world class musician, an inspiration to both lovers of music and aspiring musicians. I am proud to call him my friend and musical brother”.
“Mr Mark Bunney is a distinguished member of the Antigua and Barbuda diaspora in the U.K His talent as a saxophonist and arranger places him in an elite class of talented musicians. Mr Bunney has been involved in several programmes facilitated by the High Commission both as a volunteer and for remuneration. On all instances he has acquitted himself with distinction”.
“As an ordained minister of the Gospel since 1964, I have met and ministered with thousands of ministers through the years. I believe I am well qualified to discern the authentic from those who are just performers. Mark is authentic AND highly talented! Mark will be a blessing to any church or organisation that invites him”.
Mark Bunney, like many of today’s dedicated young musicians, possess a highly developed technical command of his instrument. But what separates him from the others is ability to communicate with the audience. What sets Mark apart is “soul’. He plays with an emotional drive that moves the listener. Look out for Mark Bunney. He is a musical force to be reckoned with.”
During my twenty plus years at Oakwood I have on several occasions experienced Mr Bunney’s level of musical expertise in performance and teaching of the saxophone. He has achieved a level of expertise that is not easily acquired which speaks of his hard work and diligence in honouring his craft throughout his life. Mark’s unique contributions to the field of Gospel-Jazz are well noted internationally. I have recommended him to other learning institutions and churches.
Music is a wholistic celebration of spirituality! Mark's gospel saxophone is not just for entertainment, but helps to enter into a worship experience. The music allows you to express your pain and suffering before God - as I have experienced at my wife's, as well as at my mother in law's funeral. But it also lifts you up before the throne of God in joy and exultation - as I can testify, having hosted a number of concerts for Mark in Germany. It's liberating, energizing and definitely very inspiring!
Our church is tremendously blessed with a plethora of excellent music. Whether it’s vocal, group or instrumentals our worship service is dynamic and reverberating. We were content until Mark Bunney entered with his saxophone. His proficiency, dexterity and eclectic musical repertoire electrified our congregation, stirred our hearts and soothed our souls each time he ministered. I guarantee you will share my sentiments when you welcome him to your church, attend his concerts or purchase his music. Beyond that, you like me and countless others who have been bathed in his music will be richly blessed.
I first met Mark Bunney in 2017, he participated in our Featured Artist Series where he engaged in a number of performances as well as workshops and individual lessons for the saxophone and flute. During this time he provided mentorship and inspiration to our music student population at the University. A humble, honest, and hard-working individual, as a professional musician and educator he exhibits standards of excellence and dedication that are second to none.
In 2009 while pastoring in Reno Nevada, I invited Mark to perform at my church and other local churches in the area. All of us who heard Mark were very impressed with his diverse talents as a saxophonist and his unique eclectic style. The people’s response to his amazing gift and musical capabilities endeared Mark to them in such a way that they desired him to return. I have since then had the pleasure to invite Mark to numerous engagement at church and conference level, including a two week trip to South Africa, and he has become a close friend.
Over the past several years it has been our joy and delight to host and witness the truly exceptional gifts of Mark Bunney in our church’s corporate worship experience. I have seen many gifted and exceptionally talented musicians in my time as a minister and music professional myself, but Mark Bunney is one such person who rises above many! Mark is also a unique educator who has used his innovative teaching methods to assist others at our church.
I’ve known Mark for over a decade and he has proven to be a man of integrity with values and morals consistent with our faith. Mark is a phenomenal inspirational (Christian) Gospel/Jazz artist, with not only the ability to perform, but to also teach. He is a most skilful saxophonist who has put together a system of learning that is most beneficial (saxmastery.com). During my time, as a friend to Mr. Bunney, I have watched him rise to the top of his field of endeavor.
God has gifted Mark Bunney abundantly to use his saxophone to His Glory and for the inspiration of all. The humility and professionalism with which he communicates and interacts with others where he ministers are rare gems. His unbridled love and loyalty for our Lord Jesus Christ are exemplified authentically and unapologetically.
Mark Bunney’s 2019 Album, FORHYM is undoubtedly an exceptional work of art! Mark at his finest. FORHYM is 13 unique Hymn arrangements produced by John Stoddart (of Kirk Whalum’s Band) as you’ve never heard them before. Prepare to be taken from one high to another as Mark weaves his incredible saxophone skills from one song to the next! FORHYM also features a dynamic performance by world renowned singing sensation, Shelea. FORHYM transcends musical boundaries and is truly an album for every music lover’s collection. You won’t want to miss this one!
This is a MUST for any Gospel Jazz lover. A fresh & inspirational album filled with high energy & unexpected twists & turns on the sax & flute that will take you on a soul lifting journey through some of the gospel classics & hymns. Check it out!
“For His Praise” is a compilation of inspirational and meditative classic gospel favourites, as usual played with excellence and the soulful virtuosity that has become the signature of Marks playing. After listening to this album you’ll certainly see why it is called “For His Praise”, It’s guaranteed with a lifetime blessing!
This Dynamic debut jazz-gospel album is an exciting blend of Marks original compositions along with fresh new arrangements of popular gospel classics. Featuring some of the UK’s finest musicians this album will certainly pick you up, lift your spirit and have you praising for the rest of the day!
For bookings, Sax & Other Enquiries Contact Mark on:
USA: 1(305) 848 4007
UK & Whatsapp: +44 7988 640 594