Mark Heinz – saxophone

Mark Heinz plays tenor saxophone with the LJO

Mark Heinz is an accountant and tax consultant by trade and has been a member of LJO since 2016. He also currently performs with the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra and the Wausau, Wis.-based Swing Shift Big Band and Swing City Big Band. Over the years he has played in a wide variety of musical styles from jazz and Dixieland to rock to country to classical to polka to old-time music. His performance credits include James Moody, Ed Shaughnessy, Carl Fontana, Don Menza, Bob Brookmeyer, Mel Lewis, Lew Soloff, Carl Allen, Richie Cole, Pat Boone and others. In addition, he does fill-in church organ work and has sung in various church choirs throughout the U.S. and Europe.

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The La Crosse Jazz Orchestra is Western Wisconsin's premier big band. Directed by Greg Balfany, the group is best known through its Jazz in the Park concert series. The LJO mission: to promote, preserve and forward the creation of jazz music through free live performances available to all in our region. LJO operates under fiscal sponsorship from La Crosse Community Foundation.