musicians and groups I've been privileged to perform with

Boogie Foot - funky jazz and blues (current)
In Between Days, Cure tribute band
North of the Quarter - 8 piece funky soul and New Orleans (3 years)
St. Louis Mardi Gras Mayor's Ball
4 Real Saxophone Quartet
Ozark Theatre Monday Night Big Band
Kinda Blue, Sorta Hot big band (The Sheldon Concert Hall)
The Oday Project - jazz, rhythm & blues (3 years)

Born to Boogie - variety act, some international work

Nicodemus Jones - disco revival midwest tour

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 Brothers cover band
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
music bio
2005 - present  saxophone, clarinet and EWI (electronic wind instrument) wind controller teacher

2002 - 2019 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

One 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


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
nis "Chicago Slim" Lansing, renowned jazz and blues saxophonist, tenor saxophone\r\n
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/jazz combo Boogie Foot. 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 with fond memories of Jamaica jams in January.