Marko Marcinko

Marko Marcinko's Biography

Marko Marcinko came onto the international music scene in 1994 while touring and recording with trumpet legend Maynard Ferguson. Marko served as drummer and arranger for Ferguson and his Big Bop Nouveau Band for three years. Marko appears on the Concord Recording "One More Trip To Birdland".

Born in Archbald, Pennsylvania, Marcinko studied technique with drumming master Joe Morello and continued his training at the University of Miami where he studied classical, jazz , brazilian and afro-cuban styles under professors Fred Wickstrom. Steve Bagby, Steve Rucker, Harry Hawthorne and Ney Resaro.

Over the years Marko has played with jazz greats Joe Henderson, Phil Woods, Clark Terry, Bob Dorough, Red Rodney, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Mulgrew Miller, Mike Stern, Tierney Sutton, Terrell Stafford and Will Lee. Other notables Marcinko has worked with include Jon Secada, Joan Rivers, Connie Francis, Don Rickles, Melba Moore, Juan Gabriel, Clay Aiken, Constantine Maroulis, Bob Newhart and Nicol Williamson.

During his years in the music industry, Marcinko has worked as a freelance musician playing drum set, percussion, piano/keyboards, bass guitar and trombone. He has also served as a studio session player, arranger, musical director and producer for numerous commercial jingles, indie-films and off-broadway / club and theater engagements.

Currently, Marcinko tours and records with jazz saxophone icon and NEA jazz master Dave Liebman. Discography includes: The Dave Liebman Group, "Conversation" SunnySide Records, "Blues Always", Omni Tone Records , "Back On The Corner" Tone Center Records, "Beyond The Line", Omni Tone Records. "TurnAround" the music of Ornette Coleman, Jazzwerkstatt Records

You can also hear Marcinko's drumming and arranging on "Essentials" CD a retrospective of Maynard Ferguson.

Marko more recently has been touring and recording with The Organik Vibe Trio featuring multi Grammy award winning jazz great Dave Samuels.

Mr. Marcinko is also an adjunct professor of jazz studies at Penn State University, State College, PA. He also serves as the artistic director for the Scranton Jazz Festival, The Pa Jazz Alliance and the Jazz Institute at Keystone College.

Marko Marcinko's Gear
Marko Marcinko

Gear List

Yamaha Oak Custom Drums 18-Inch Kick 10,12,14-Inch Toms 14x5-Inch Snare Drum