Thinking Plague

Thinking Plague

Brainy, edgy, challenging avante-rock.  Mark plays soprano and alto saxophones, flute and clarinet, and uses effects.  Dense, intense, with lots of meter changes, the music is very composed, and complex.  Thinking Plague has been fortunate enough to have been invited to festivals in France, Portugal and Italy, and has played many progressive rock festivals here in the US, most recently SeaProg in Seattle, on June 30, 2013.

Thinking Plague Website



Hamster Theatre

Hamster Theatre

A difficult to describe band- an instrumental sextet, playing original music in which you may hear hints of Rock, Eastern European folk music, Western European cafe music, noise, something from South America, modern classical music, jazz, and other styles combined into a  mix that is melodic, complex, surprising and often very lighthearted.   Mark plays alto and soprano saxophones, flute, clarinet and bass clarinet.

Hamster Theatre Website
Hamster Theatre on Cuneiform Records



Metro Wind Consort

MSU Denver Woodwind ConsortA very standard classical woodwind quintet with the woodwind faculty at MSU Denver, with a non standard element, which is that Mark plays the french horn parts on alto saxophone.  Beautiful music, and very challenging to keep up with such wonderful classical musicians.




Ligeia Mare

ligeiamareAn intuitive, open improvisation performance collective.  Soundscapes, atmospheres, sound exploration.  Ethereal, evocative, indescribable music.

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Random Axe

An improvisational trio, consisting of twp saxophones (Glenn Nitta and Mark Harris), and Kent McLagen on acoustic bass.  Random Axe explores all regions of sound and creates pieces in the moment.   They have been playing together for 20 years or so and still very much enjoy playing together.


Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra

cojazzrepharrisA full big band, consisting of some of the areas finest jazz artists.   Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra perform some of the great music of the big band canon, including Duke Ellington/Count Basie, and Maynard Furguson, featuring Pete Olstad.

Mark Harris plays bari sax in this group.

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Momen Terra

A trio consisting of Mark Harris, Dave Devine on guitar, and Marc Dalio on drums.  Momen Terra does a lot of things with electronics, and compose and improvise in apost jazz manner.


Tina Marx and the Millionaires

tinamarxandthemillionairesA sextet that is a pretty straight up variety band.  Almost entirely cover tunes, with a special emphasis on Beatle’s tunes.  Fun, wide ranging.   They play lots of weddings and parties.  Mark plays flute, clarinet, soprano, alto  and tenor saxes in this group.





Lamont Saxophone Quartet

A saxophone quartet featuring Art Bouton, professor of Saxophone, and Lynn Baker,director of jazz studies  at the University of Denver, and Mark Harris on alto saxophone. The Lamont Saxophone Quartet plays standard saxophone quartet repertoire and pieces written for them.


Three Little Words

A primarily vocal trio with Mark on soprano sax and hi hat (he’s the drummer in this band), Mike Fitzmaurice on guitar and vocals, and Glenn Taylor on pedal steel guitar and vocals.  They do quirky arrangements of old swing tunes in three part harmony, and other songs they are drawn to.  Fun, light, entertaining.  Great to have a group to sing with!