Mark Nightingale began playing at the age of 9 and his outstanding talent became widely recognised when he won the coveted Don Lusher Award at the age of 15. At 16 he was already lead trombonist in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Whilst in NYJO he formed and lead the 5 trombone band, 'Bonestructure', producing their debut album in 1988. Now one of the most sought after session-musicians on the London scene, his rich and varied musical life has taken him from recording with Sting, Tom Jones, the Spice Girls and Robbie Williams to playing in the orchestras of Henry Mancini, Michel Legrand and Frank Sinatra. He has also performed in such esteemed jazz company as Clark Terry, Bill Holman, Slide Hampton, James Morrison and Ray Brown.