Mark Ponarovsky


Mark Ponarovsky

Mark Ponarovsky, percussion, was born in Kiev, Ukraine, and received his BA from the Kiev College of Music.  He toured with various show orchestras in the former Soviet Union and became the percussionist of the Kiev State Circus Big Band.  After his immigration in 1989, Mark performed in Milwaukee until relocating to Chicago in 1991, when he joined Maxwell Street Klezmer Band. He has recorded four CDs with Maxwell Street.  Mark and Lilya live in Northbrook, Illinois.

 

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