Meet Mark Sorlie

This week Greta Pope sits down with Mark Sorlie. Mark is a professional bassist and singer, he has played in all genres of live and recorded music with a degree in Double Bass Performance from the University of North Dakota and additional schooling at Berklee in Boston. After years of making a living playing music, he developed the interest in the instruments that he plays into the repair of them.

He has trained in the repair of brass, stringed instruments, and percussion with a minor in woodwinds. Having specifically honed his trombone manipulation skills over the years, he still keeps the trombones in top shape for many of the professional trombone players in the Chicago area and beyond in his home shop. He is a long time member of NAPBIRT and he has taught NAPBIRT clinics at both Regional and the NAPBIRT Conferences.

He also played in many small group to big band ensembles over the years behind such artists as Arturo Sandoval, Claudio Roditi, Pete Christlieb, Pat LaBarbara, Gary Foster, Louie Bellson, Karyn Allison, Kevin Mahogany, and many others. And he has sung and played on jingles for Popeye’s Chicken (with Dr. John), Pioneer Corn, The Snuggery and Hires Root Beer and others.

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About gretapope

Dr. Greta Pope has enjoyed a three decade career as an in-demand entertainer for corporate events, as well as public and private events of all types. She has performed throughout Europe, the Far East, South America and the Caribbean, as well as in the United States and Canada. Dr. Pope is a published author. Her book is entitled Music, Money & You; Managing the Business. It is used in the Chicago Public Schools and is available at booksellers nationwide. Dr. Pope is President/CEO of Greta Pope Entertainment, Inc. since January 1991. The company is in the business of Entertainment Production, Publishing, Recording and Educating. Greta Pope Entertainment products include the shows Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, American Songbook, American Jazz in Paris and International Intourlude. The most recent Greta Pope Entertainment, Inc. production is the very popular MOTOWN...Pride of the Motor City! show. For more info visit Dr. Greta Pope is the founder of the, where she offers Business Education products for Singers, including Business Courses, Business Consultations, Voice Lessons and Piano Lessons. She also hosts The Business Savvy Singer Podcast. For more information or to join the "tribe" of Business Savvy Singers, visit
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