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Tracy McMullen Quintet at BLUE

  • Thursday August 24th 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • BLUE
  • Portland, Maine

Saxophonist/Composer Tracy McMullen leads her quintet in a night of original contemporary jazz at BLUE.  Personnel includes: Tracy McMullen – saxes, Mark Tipton – trumpet, Ryan Blotnick – guitar, Tyler Heydolph – bass, and Peter McLaughlin – drums.

Voice, Trumpet, Pedal Steel & Bass at 3 Tides

  • Monday September 4th 7:00 pm
  • 3 Tides
  • Belfast, ME

Jessica, Ezra, Bob & Mark join forces again at the 3 Tides biergarten in Belfast to play jazz/soundscape/reggae music for your listening pleasure.

UMO Faculty Jazz Concert

  • Friday September 8th 7:00 pm
  • Minsky Hall at University of Maine Orono
  • Orono, Maine

Mark joins fellow UMO Faculty members for an evening of classic and original jazz at Minsky Hall.

Mark Tipton Quartet at BLUE

  • Saturday September 9th 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • BLUE
  • Portland, Maine

The Mark Tipton Quartet (aka “Les Sorciers Perdus”) performs original contemporary jazz compositions as well as jazz standards in this intimate setting in downtown Portland, Maine.  Featuring guest guitarist Gary Wittner: http://garywittner.com/pages/home.html

Les Sorciers Perdus perform NOSFERATU

  • Friday September 22nd
  • The Grand
  • Ellsworth, Maine

Kicking off a year-long residency at The Grand in Ellsworth, Mark leads Les Sorciers Perdus in a live performance of his NEW original score for F. W. Murnau’s “Nosferatu” (1922), accompanied by a screening of the film. The progenitor of all vampire films, Murnau’s masterpiece of German Expressionism is loosely based on Bram Stoker’s gothic novel “Dracula” (1897), and will take viewers on a wild, unforgettable ride!

Personnel includes: Mark Tipton – trumpet/keyboard, Ryan Blotnick – guitar, Tyler Heydolph – bass, and Beau Lisy – drums.

[Please note: This is a brand new score (2017), and bears little to no resemblance to Mark’s 2010 score for the same film; his 2010 score included Violin, Flute, Cello, Trumpet, Guitar, Bass, and Drums.]

(Time TBA.)

Vizutti’s “American Jazz Suite”

  • Thursday November 2nd - Saturday November 4th
  • Lorimer Chapel at Colby College
  • Waterville, Maine

Mark performs solo trumpet for Allen Vizutti’s “American Jazz Suite” with the combined Colby College and University of Maine at Farmington Wind Ensembles, directed by Eric Thomas.

Featuring two performances: Thursday, November 2, 2017 & Saturday, November 4, 2017 (Times TBA).

gravity @ Apohadion Theatre

  • Saturday November 11th 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
  • Apohadion Theatre
  • Portland, ME

Mark leads an evening of jazz, poetry, visual art, and more at the newly-remodeled Apohadion Theatre on Hanover St. in Portland, Maine.  Don’t miss this first installment of “gravity,” a multi-dimensional, sonically-adventurous artistic happening.  Want to know more?…meet us there!

Performers will include: Mark Tipton, Ryan Blotnick, Tyler Heydolph, RJ Miller, Gil Helmick, etc.

“Alice Dances” Premier

  • Friday November 17th - Saturday November 18th
  • The Grand
  • Ellsworth, ME

Northern Lights Dance Arts students will premier Shelby Werner’s choreography to Mark’s new composition, “Alice Dances,” as part of their fall recital at The Grand in Ellsworth.  [Please note: Mark’s music, performed by Les Sorciers Perdus, will be pre-recorded.]

Mark Tipton Quartet at BLUE

  • Saturday December 30th 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • BLUE
  • Portland, Maine

The Mark Tipton Quartet (aka “Les Sorciers Perdus”) will perform original contemporary jazz compositions, a standard or two, and a few musical surprises.  Join us for a relaxed evening at this intimate setting in downtown Portland, Maine.

Comic Silent Shorts with Les Sorciers Perdus

  • Saturday January 20th 7:00 pm
  • The Whittlesey's
  • Bowdoinham, ME

Mark leads Les Sorciers Perdus in a fun-filled evening of silent film comedies sure to inspire belly-laughs from even the most stoic among us!  Feel your troubles (and the winter blues!) melt away as Les Sorciers Perdus perform Mark’s original music to favorites by Harold Lloyd, Georges Melies, and more!

“Safety Last!” at The Strand in Rockland

  • Sunday March 11th 3:00 pm
  • The Strand
  • Rockland, ME

Mark leads Les Sorciers Perdus in a performance of his original score for Harold Lloyd’s “Safety Last!”  Join us for a screening of one of Hollywood’s most beloved comedies starring one of its most daring comedians!  Great for kids of all ages!

Mark Tipton – Trumpet & Keyboard, Ryan Blotnick – Guitar, Tyler Heydolph – Bass, and Beau Lisy – Drums.

All events listed on this page are open to the public unless otherwise noted.  Please check each venue’s website to learn more about tickets, showtimes, and other details.



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