Artistic Directors

Mark Filsinger performing with his Eleventet at Pausa Art House. 

A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Mark Filsinger is a jazz trumpeter, composer, and educator. In 2015, the Mark Filsinger Quintet was featured on the Lewiston Jazz Festival, and his award-winning ensemble, the Mark Filsinger Eleventet has performed around Western New York at festivals, concert halls, and schools including the Queen City Jazz Festival, Music is Art Jazz Festival, Nietschze's Jazz Festival, Musicalfare Theater, Buffalo State, and Jamestown Community College. As a sideman, Mark has performed with many shows and groups such as the Buffalo Philharmonic, Rochester International Jazz Festival Big Band, Don Menza Big Band, Gap Mangione Big Band, and Harry James Orchestra. Mark is Assistant Professor of Music at Buffalo State and he has presented workshops and clinics on jazz education at schools and conferences throughout the United States and Europe.