Mark McKenzie Quartet is a Dallas-based jazz group. Featuring saxophone, guitar or piano, bass and drums, the band’s music takes inspiration from the classic straight-ahead jazz of the 1950s and 60s.

The group’s repertoire features standards from the Great American Songbook and jazz tunes composed by the greats of the genre, with occasional forays into other territory such as movie music or pop songs from the rock era. The band also plays original tunes from George Gagliardi, a veteran songwriter and performer who plays guitar and piano with the group.

Since forming in 2008, the MMQ has maintained an active schedule in local venues and currently appears the first Saturday night of every month at Two Corks and a Bottle in the Uptown area of Dallas. The group is available for corporate events, private parties, wedding receptions, restaurants, nightclubs, or any live music setting. The band sometimes performs as a sax-guitar duo or other smaller configurations.

For bookings, call 469-733-7042 or e-mail mckenziejazz@gmail.com.