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Mark Guiliana Beat Music

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originally filmed on SEP 22, 2023

Expires JAN 5, 2026

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Mark Guiliana

SFJAZZ presents Mark Guiliana in a special feature showcase. Known for his innovative and un-compromised approach to playing the drums using unique rhythmic patterns which often incorporate electronic sounds and effects. Guiliana’s style is characterized by his use of complex polyrhythms, intricate hi-hat work, and unconventional time signatures. His innovative and creative style has earned him international acclaim, and he has been described by The New York Times as “a drummer around whom a cult of admiration has formed.”


 “A drummer around whom a cult of admiration has formed” (The New York Times), Mark Guiliana is one of the definitive rhythm makers of the modern age. Influenced in equal measure by jazz giants Tony Williams and Elvin Jones as well as electronic music luminaries Squarepusher and Aphex Twin, Guiliana has developed a singular style possessed of both a jazz master’s dexterous fluidity and the dance-inspiring jackhammer beats of drum and bass. The New Jersey native’s list of collaborators includes Brad Mehldau, Avishai Cohen, Dave Douglas, and Lionel Loueke, and he leads both an acoustic jazz quartet and his electro-acoustic Beat Music project. His 2019 album “Beat Music! Beat Music! Beat Music!” was described by DownBeat as: “levels of ever-changing live and looped music, traversing landscapes of futurism, euphoria and the imaginary.”

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