Mark Hartsuch is a saxophonist from Geneva, Illinois. He attended the University of North Texas, where he was a member of the Grammy-nominated “One O’Clock Lab Band.” After college, he entered the professional music industry in Dallas, Texas, playing pop, jazz, and gospel music 4 to 5 times a week with his horn section, the Dallas Horns.
In December of 2017, Mark and Dallas Horns flew to Goa, India, where they performed with Louiz Banks and Gino Banks for the Serendipity Arts Festival curated by Ranjit Barot.
After the festival, Mark moved to Los Angeles, CA, where he played with jazz luminaries like Marvin Smitty Smith, Barbara Morrison, Jacques Lesure, Theo Croker, and many more. Mark became widely known for composing horns on pop tracks for many independent artists.
In late 2018, Mark and Dallas Horns were asked to join “AR Rahman Live.” They composed horn arrangements that helped fuse contemporary western horns with AR Rahman’s legendary compositions.
In 2021, Mark moved to Mumbai, India. Mark has made his name known in the local music community, playing venues all over the country with his collaborative project with Mohini Dey and Gino Banks, MaMoGi, as well as other projects. Mark has also lent his skills to jingles and Bollywood movie scores.
Mark works with various Indian artists, teaching young Indian saxophonists and jazz musicians and cultivating original music.