“THE DRUMMER’S MUSIC IS AS SHARP AS HIS PERCEPTIONS ARE, AND IT SWINGS MAGNIFICENTLY. ”
— RAUL D’GAMA, ALL ABOUT JAZZ
MARK LOMAX, II NAMED WEXNER ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Dr. Mark Lomax, II, critically acclaimed composer, recording artist, drummer, activist, and educator now adds Wexner Center for the Arts at the Ohio State University Artist Residency Award recipient to his prestigious list of honors. Featured in the latest Columbus Alive, Lomax is a highly sought-after lecturer who specializes in the socio-political, and spiritual aspects of African-American art, music, race, and the usage of the arts to build community. In one of the timeliest and unprecedented pieces of work of our history, Lomax will release 400: An Afrikan Epic in January 2019. The project includes musical compositions that will commemorate 400 years when slavery began in America, (1619) and ambitiously telling the story of Black America over the course of a 12-album cycle. Quoted in a recent Columbus Monthly article Lane Czaplinski, Wexner performing arts director says, “Mark is an absolute experimentalist ... and this huge, deep project will look at the legacy of jazz from the past all the way to the future." For more information, go to our News Release on the Wexner announcement.