Lonnie Mardis has performed from Sun Valley, Idaho to Nagasaki, Japan as a guitarist.
He resides in Seattle where he is in demand as a performer and composer.
Recently he was selected to write for the NW Sinfonia Orchestra conducted by Grammy award winning David Sabee; the resulting ‘El Espirito de la Cancion’ is included on the album, ‘Celebrate World Music’, which won the Independent Music Award popular vote for best contemporary classical album, and is available online at CD Baby.
There are plenty of new, challenging charts to work on and the instructor is patient and thorough in rehearsing. I especially enjoy it when he plays guitar and directs.
Lonnie chooses excellent arrangements for the band and conducts rehearsals in a positive and productive manner and is always encouraging when offering suggestions for improvement and recognizes participants for good performance.