Mark Poniatowski is a New England based bassist and arranger is graduate of New England Conservatory Poniatowski is an in demand session bassist and arranger.  

Playing both the electric and acoustic bass, Poniatowski performance highlights with ; Sid Caesar, Floyd Dixon, Janiva Magness, Rita Moreno, Bob Newhart, and Junior Watson, The Nutcracker with the Franklin Performing Arts Company; the Manchester Jazz and Blues Festival with the Toni Lynn Washington Band; the Boston Blues Festival with Joe Bargar and the Soul Providers; The Music of Gershwin And Porter with Rebecca Parris and the Kenny Hadley Big Band; Eric in the Evening, WGBH radio on-air performance with Alexis Tsiganov; and the Boston Globe Jazz Festival with the Bruce Katz Band. 

Recordings include "Two Sides"  with Joe Bargar and the Soul Providers; "Mississippi Moan" with the Bruce Katz Band;  "Fun Out of Life"  with April Hall,  and The George Carlin Show soundtrack.  Poniatowski has also released an original big band recording "The Mark Poniatowski Situation", which includes original jazz compositions and arrangements with some of New Englands brightest jazz players including;  Joe Mulholland-piano Kenny Hadley -drums, Phil Grenadier-trumpet, Jon Garniss-trombone, Dino Govoni -saxes, Rick Hammett-trumpet, Rusty Scott-piano, Daniel Ian Smith-saxes, Brooke Sofferman -drums.

Mark also studied with John Clayton, John Repucci, Cecil McBee, John McNeil, David Cobb and David Zinno.

©Photographer: Millicent Harvey