Hailing from rural Southwestern Ontario and now based in Toronto, bassist Mark Godfrey has emerged as one of the new faces in Canadian jazz. Awarded the Grand Prix de Jazz from the Montreal Jazz Festival in 2014 along with his ensemble Pram Trio, his work as a co-leader, bassist, and composer has garnered international recognition. Equally versatile on both double and electric bass, he has established himself a mainstay in the Canadian jazz scene. Mark has performed as a feature artist at jazz festivals across Canada including Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax and Rimouski.
Beyond his own groups, Mark regularly performs with a variety of Canadian jazz artists including: Pram Trio, the Toronto Jazz Orchestra, Kellylee Evans, Barbra Lica, Joanna Majoko, and the Teri Parker Quartet among others. Also working as a jazz educator, Mark teaches at the International Music Camp (Manitoba/North Dakota), National Music Camp (Ontario), and is the bass faculty at Mayfield Secondary School for the Arts in Brampton, Ontario.