Mark Lanter, musician, drummist, vocalist, educator, author, producer, and wilderness enthusiast has been a working musician for decades with a steady schedule of touring, recording, and teaching.
Currently he tours and performs with the Black jacket Symphony, Henri’s Notions, Eat a Peach, and The Crimson Quartet, as well as his own concert series, The Maverick Lounge Series, featuring a live “rocumentary” performance of select icons of popular art music. His most recent musical venture is the album project Big Band Of Brothers, a Jazz Tribute to the Allman Brothers where he is producer and plays drum set.
Other recent recordings include two releases on Sweet Soul Records as co-producer, composer, and drum set with Gabriel Tajeu’s Southern Skies (2016), and Finding My Way (2013), Anita Besong’s Songs in the Key of Love (2017), the film score of Tom Wolfe’s Service To Man, and The Steve Sample Legacy Project, GRL-SGS Records ( 2016).
Over the years he has preformed and/or recorded with Mose Allison, Michael Hedges, Giamcomo Gates, Mundel Lowe, Eric Essix, Microwave Dave, Topper Price and the Upsetters, Willie King, Big Bo and Little Whit, James Peterson, Ed Miller, Chuck Redd, Robert Redd, Brian McNeill, Tom Wolfe, Ken Watters, Marlon Jordon, Vova Nova, Otiel Burbridge, Henri’s Notions, Simon Gulliver, Ron McCurdy and many, others.
As an educator he teaches Jazz Studies at the University of Alabama, and his own hybrid Music Appreciation class with an emphasis on The Beatles, American Music, and Jazz Appreciation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also a regular performer in residence at the W.C. Handy Blues and Jazz festival and teaches the Handy Jazz Camp.
Mark Lanter resides in Birmingham, Alabama offering private drum set lessons at his home studio.