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Mark Davenport

Born in New York City to musical parents, Mark Davenport began playing music in "the family band" before he could read and write. He spent most of his early childhood growing up in an experimental artist's community in Rockland County, New York, living among painters, potters, dancers, avant-garde film makers, performers and composers (John Cage among them). Davenport began studies on the cello at age eight, and classical and jazz piano at age 15. He attended Sarah Lawrence College on a cello scholarship before taking a leave of absence to go on tour with The Saturday Night Band in the late 70s. The group charted several dance hits and toured the U.S. for nine months, including sold out performances at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York City. Davenport spent the next decade moving between membership in locally popular bands in the New York area, as a musical director for an Off-Broadway theater company, as a composer for documentary television, and as a specialist on renaissance and baroque woodwind instruments. In 1992 Davenport took a hiatus from songwriting to pursue a Ph.D. in Musicology at the University of Colorado, at Boulder. He is currently Professor of Music at Regis University in Denver, where he heads the Music Department.

In 2008, Mark returned to the recording studio and released his first solo CD "Full Circle: Songs on the Carousel of Time" in July, 2009. His follow-up single, "I Love You More," was released in November, 2010. His second solo CD "Joyful Sighs & Soulful Hymns," an experimental album of all-original songs based on 16th-century hymns, was released in October, 2013 and includes five single releases: the ballad "If I Were a Prince," the adult oriented rock "The Sum Of All Delight," and the Americana infused songs "Second Chance," "You Are A Rose," and "When The Heart Is Broken."