music bio
2005 - present Private saxophone, clarinet and EWI (electronic wind instrument) wind controller lessons
 
2002 - present Webster University adjunct professor of sound design, audio production, MIDI and synthesis
 
1999 Webster University School of Communications, Bachelor of Arts in Audio Production
 
2007-08  Saxophone lessons at The Corral Performing Arts Center in St. Peters, MO
 
1973 - present Saxophone and Clarinet performance in the St. Louis area, with some regional and brief international stints
Spent a delightful year as a traveling music teacher for Palmer Music, working at elementary and middle schools as band leader, guitar and piano instructor.
 
St. Louis Community College, University of Missouri and Webster University - music theory and performance classes
 
teachers
Mike Buerk, saxophones, clarinet, flute
- Mr. Buerk is a woodwind and saxophone specialist, principal woodwind for the Municipal Opera and
first-call woodwind specialist in the St. Louis area including the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.
 
Paul DeMarinis, Professor and Program Chair Webster University Jazz Studies, tenor saxophone
 
Dennis "Chicago Slim" Lansing, renowned jazz and blues saxophonist, tenor saxophone
 
Daniel Diplacido, clarinet
- Mr. Diplacido studied with George Silfies of St. Louis Symphony
 
Kim Portnoy, Associate Professor Webster University, Music Theory
 
Steve Schenkel, Professor Webster University, MIDI and Synthesis
 
in brief

Originally hailing from Schenectady, NY - Mark "Casey Reed" now wails on tenor and baritone saxophone with soul/funk/New Orleans combo North of the Quarter. While his early years included a blissfully brief stint with ukulele, Mark soon found the clarinet more to his liking and then discovered saxophones, synthesizers and microphones.

Through a variety of combo bands and ensembles, Mark has gigged all around the St. Louis area, with road trips to midwest engagements. He has fond memories of Jamaica jams in January. When not busy teaching, playing and creating music Mark shares his joy of sound as an adjunct professor of MIDI and synthesis at Webster University.

current ensembles
North of the Quarter - 8 piece funky soul and New Orleans

4 Real Saxophone Quartet

past ensembles

Ozark Theatre Monday Night Big Band
Boogie Foot - funky jazz and blues

The Oday Project - jazz, rhythm & blues

Born to Boogie - variety act

Nicodemus Jones - disco revival

Knights of Swing - jazz big band

Washington University Wind Ensemble

Forest Park Community College jazz combos

Meramec Community College Jazz Lab band and Orchestra

Donnelly's Rhythm & Blues Revue
 - Blues Bros. theme
Swing Shift - jazz trio
Automatix - rockin' rhythm & blues

Swinging Love Corpses - avant garde
Freeway - music for all occasions

Giant Steps - danceable funk/jazz
John Zorn Trio - avant garde