May 23 2014

Quantum Blue Featuring Clo Chaperon

Featuring Clo Chaperon…

May 11 2014

Vodafone Pasific Music Awards – NZ On Air Best Pacific Music Video – Crush – King Kapisi

I am very happy to announce that King Kapisi’s ‘Crush’ won best video in the 2014 Vodafone Pasific Music Awards; I was lucky to be recording on that shoot.  King Kapisi’s long awaited album will be released this year; this is something I have been waiting for for a while, really looking forward to it.  Also, being released soon is a track called Sunshine that I co-wrote with Bill.  To hear Crush, click here or on the pictures below.

Screen Shot 2014-05-10 at 12.13.55 PM40 With Che-Fu after recording 'Crush'

Feb 3 2014

Quantum Blue Video – Music in Parks 2014

Henrieta Tornyai created this completely awesome feature from our Music In Parks gig, 19th January 2014! Fantastic work thanks to all involved…
Check out these guys if you can spare a moment, so so great to play with such wonderful musicians – featuring Hadyn Godfrey, Tom Dennison, Dixon Nacey and Jason Orme.

Jan 7 2014

Music In Parks Performances 2014

I am lucky enough to be performing in several Music In Parks events this summer, including my own group Quantum Blue on 19th January featuring trio plus guitar and horns.  I am also performing with several other groups; I have listed detailed all of the events in this post and I hope that you can make some of them this summer!  Any questions don’t hesitate to drop me a line, thanks for your continued support, Mark.

1. Mark Baynes presents Quantum Blue, Sunday 19th January, Auckland Domain Band Rotunda, 3-5pm

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2. The Mira Lacey Ensemble, Sunday 26th January, Auckland Domain Band Rotunda, 3-5pm

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3. 2Five9 and Friends, Sunday 26th January, Auckland Domain Band Rotunda, 2-3pm

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4. Bad Like Jazz, Sunday 16th February, Nathan Homestead, 3-5pm

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Have a great summer! Mark





Jan 6 2014

Orleans Bar/Restaurant – 48 Customs Street, Britomart, Auckland


I am pleased to be playing live music as part of the resident band at Orleans, a live a bar/restaurant serving food until late every night of the week.  I play with Alex Griffith (bass) and Greg Tell (drums), backing groovy, soulful, and funky singers such as Clo Chaperon, Georgia Wood, Petra Rijnbeek and JT.  I play every Friday and Saturday from 8pm-12am.  Do come and join us one night for some serious funk, soul, jazz, blues and gumbo it up!



Oct 7 2013

Footage from Auckland Jazz and Blues Club 1st October 2013

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Sep 30 2013

TVNZ Performance promoting ‘Orleans’

I am pleased to have a new residency at ‘Orleans’ with Greg Tell (Drums), Alex Griffith (Bass) and singers such as JT, Petra Rijnbeek, Georgia Wood and Clo Chaperon.  We play every Friday and Saturday 8pm till late, the restaurant/bar has been doing very well since it opened at the beginning of September.  Orleans serves traditional cuisine until 11pm, it is always really busy and has a great vibe!  So maybe come on down one night!

48 Customs Street, Auckland

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Sep 28 2013

Mark Baynes Sextet, performing Tuesday 1st October 7.30pm

I am happy to be performing with my group this coming Tuesday and I would love your support if you can spare the time!  I will be performing with a sextet featuring Mike Booth, Stephen Morton-Jones, Dixon Nacey and my piano trio. Repertoire will consist of original material and standard tunes inspired by my study of Brad Mehldau.

Venue: – Auckland Jazz and Blues Club, Point Chev. RSA
Time: – 7.30pm

Hope to see you there this Tuesday!

Thanks Mark
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Jul 17 2013

3 tunes from my last Doctoral recital, 12th May 2013

These are my favourite takes, great playing from everyone, I really hope that you enjoy!


Jul 5 2013

Unsung Heroes Of Maori Music, Series 3 Episode 11 – Teremoana Rapley

Unsung heroes of Maori music profiles Maori musicians of past and present who have been largely unrecognised by mainstream media. Tonight: Teremoana Rapley.

Unsung Heroes Of Maori Music, Series 3 Episode 11 - Teremoana Rapley

Unsung Heroes Of Maori Music, Series 3 Episode 11 – Teremoana Rapley

Unsung Heroes of Maori Music – Teremoana Rapley

This program can only be viewed in New Zealand, sorry to overseas subscribers.  Tere is a great vocal talent here in NZ and the program contains insight into her personal and professional life.  I was interviewed for the episode and appear (very briefly) later on in the episode.