Mark Farina, Head to Head

Halloween Party

Mark Farina

Head to Head

Mr. Whipple, DoppelWolfgänger & GRND CNYN

Sat, October 27, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Mark Farina
Mark Farina
Mark Farina has thrilled crowds globally, entertaining over 1 million fans per year. As one of the most ubiquitous DJs in Dance Music, Farina's known for both his unique style of mixing Jazz, Downtempo and House Music as well as being the creator of Mushroom Jazz: West Coast jazzy, organic productions combined with East Coast Hip-Hop, Urban beats.
Drawing from his vibrant youth, which included being a trumpet player in marching band, a drummer in a nu wave cover band and a guest DJ, Friday nights on WNUR (Chicago), Mark found his passion for the luscious world of vinyl, turntables and nightclubs. At 16, Farina began his DJ career as a resident at Chicago's underage mecca, Medusa's. At the same time Mark joined forces with emerging DJs Derrick Carter and Chris Nazuka then moved into a loft space called Rednail.
Rednail became infamous not only for raucous parties but also as the home to the trio's first productions under the moniker, Symbols & Instruments. Their release,"MOOD," sold 35,000 copies in the US & UK and is credited as "the first ambient house track."
Farina relocated to San Francisco in 1992. Fans embraced Mark's downtempo style and he started co-hosting a weekly Mushroom Jazz club night in ʻ93. In 3 short years, Farina established a fanatical, cult-like following for his Mushroom Jazz sound and in 1996, OM Records released the first mixed comp CD, simply titled, Mushroom Jazz. Other notable releases include OMʼs Seasons, San Francisco Sessions Vol. 1, Connect, House of Om, Live in Tokyo, and Fabric 40.
When Mark's not touring the world, you're likely to find him in his studio working on new releases & podcasts for his label, Great Lakes Audio. On days off he'll be cruising his '68 Toronado with his son, Dylan (aka "little peanut"), and his Yorkie, Pumpkin.
Voted as one of the top DJ's in the world by URB, MUZIK and BPM magazines, Mark Farina's taste making skills continue to turn the heads of seasoned Dance Music veterans as well as newcomers to the scene.
Head to Head
Head to Head
Dan Sanford
I started playing guitar at age 9 and soon after began playing the bass, piano and drums. Although I enjoy them all I have studied drums the most seriously. Growing up I performed regularly in a young Indie band called Thirsty and then from 2009 through 2012 played more complex arrangements with a band called Spatial Relations. In 2011 I started producing my own music under the name Souly Hitz, a project mainly influenced by Hip-Hop/Jazz/Electro styles of music. After constantly learning and building tracks of my own, I teamed up with Otto to create the production duo that is Head to Head. After constant argument with my parents about dropping out of film school, they have finally realized I am fully devoted to my music.

Otto Wieters
I started my music career with piano 10 years ago and after many piano lessons I picked up the drums and have never looked back. Over the years I’ve studied with various drum and percussion teachers and have been involved in various music projects such as the Jackson Hole Music Experience, the Community Band and the Wyoming State Concert Band. Having a diverse musical background in Jazz, Funk, and Blues Rock, I look forward to adding these genres to Head to Head’s new electronic, ambient, and Hip Hop vibe. After not succeeding at anything I think I’m going to give this a try;).
Venue Information:
Pink Garter Theatre
50 West Broadway
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 83001