Mark de Clive-Lowe Trio - San Jose Jazz

Mark de Clive-Lowe Trio

SJZ Break Room
Wed, Oct 4
9pm Doors 10pm showtime (Pacific)
$20 / SJZ Break Room

Pianist, composer, jazz musician, live remixer and electronic music producer, Mark de Clive-Lowe is a musical wizard on stage, juggling grand piano, synths, live sampling and beat making all on-the-fly, brought to life with a casual ease that’s mind-boggling. In this special set in conjunction with CODAsummit: Intersection of Art, Technology and Place, Mark appears with a jazz trio.

During a formative decade at the epicenter of London’s underground music scene, Mark established himself as a new voice in progressive electronic music, leading global tastemaker Gilles Peterson to designate him “the man behind a million great tunes.” While in London, he released his albums Six Degrees and Tide’s Arising establishing his unique jazz-meets-electronica sound that prompted Jazziz to write: “way before jazz hybridity became a worldwide phenomenon, de Clive-Lowe was busy designing its blueprint.”

Relocating to Los Angeles in 2008, his club night CHURCH was soon taking his signature sound of technology and beat-infused jazz mash-up from coast to coast and around the globe, seeing him on stage with multiple generations of the world’s most respected jazz, soul and hip-hop artists. He has performed with Kamasi Washington, Pino Palladino, Eric Harland, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Jean Grae; remixed Shirley Horn, Hiatus Kaiyote, Mantombi Matotiyana and Jerry Goldsmith; and recorded as producer and collaborator with artists all over the planet. Having released twenty albums and contributed to over 300 releases, he is among the most prolific of his generation.

With his 2021 Motherland NFT Collection drop and entrance into the web3 space, Mark’s ancestral deep-dive has evolved into an audio-visual offering with a 40-minute immersive film. Blending footage he shot in Kaga, Japan set to a solo performance of ancestrally-inspired compositions, it's presented as an intimately meditative, stripped-down solo performance. As an artist who has been an early adopter of new technology throughout his life, seeing Mark explore blockchain technology and NFTs is no surprise.

Avant-garde soulful Pianist/DJ/Producer delivers his lifetime of journeys to different musical ports in a concise package, seamlessly... transporting not just in genre but in emotion and spirit. –Huffington Post

Streaming Options

This concert will be livestreamed on SJZ’s YouTube channel.


Electronic, Experimental, Jazz, Jazz Beyond


Mark de Clive-Lowe - keys, synth Greg Paul - drums Brandon Eugene Owens - bass

SJZ Break Room

Our popup venue and video recording studio that we've developed in our offices at 310 S. First (map) at San Carlos in San Jose’s SoFA District. The technology of the space is first-class with marvelous sound, lighting and video, and all the action is projection-mapped to a 35′ X 14′ bank of windows, providing the show free to the public and enlivening downtown street life.

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Photo by Nick Paulson

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