Welcome to the official website of Mark Costa, an electric bassist/arranger/composer based in Sydney, Australia.

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Big Savings on TEXTURES 

I have discounted the price of my album TEXTURES in time for the holidays - now only $12.00 for a signed physical CD or $8.00 for the digital mp3 download. Just pop over to the Store to purchase your copy now!

Happy Birthday TEXTURES! 

This weekend marks the one year anniversary of the recording of my TEXTURES CD. I would like to take this opportunity to again thank my incredible band and all the people who have helped make this recording possible. And a very big thank you to everyone who have purchased or listened to TEXTURES - thank you so much for your wonderful support! 

Show at The Basement - Wednesday 2nd March 2011 

By popular demand, we are back at The Basement on Wednesday 2nd March 2011. Come down and hear my amazing band - James Muller (guitar), Bill Risby (keyboards), Gordon Rytmeister (drums), Tony Azzopardi (percussion) and featuring Craig Walters (tenor sax/flute) - playing songs from my TEXTURES CD plus brand new material.

Also, my special guests will be the wonderfully talented duo of Virna Sanzone (vocals) and Sam Keevers (piano).

Tickets are $15 if you book online - www.thebasement.com.au - or $20 at the door, $15 for students. The show starts at 8:30PM so I hope to see you there!

TEXTURES Album Out Now 

I am pleased to announce my debut album TEXTURES is now available. This CD features eight original compositions with a fresh contemporary jazz sound comparable to the music of the Yellowjackets, Pat Metheny and Tribal Tech. Through my post-graduate studies of the Schillinger System, I have discovered a compositional voice that blends my love of jazz, funk and latin rhythms with rich melodic and harmonic textures.

Joining me is an all-star ensemble of Australia’s finest jazz/rock musicians – James Muller (guitar), Bill Risby (keyboards), Gordon Rytmeister (drums) and Tony Azzopardi (percussion).

You can purchase TEXTURES here via my online store or from Birdland Records - www.birdland.com.au.

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