Marcelo Woloski is a Latin-Grammy winning percussionist, drummer and composer from Buenos Aires based in New York City. His broad array of sounds, versatility, masterful skill, charismatic personality and unique approach to percussion setups and orchestration has made him the to-go person for recording artists, producers and arrangers throughout the globe. While very active in the NY scene, the Berklee College of Music graduated percussionist, is also constantly touring the world with different artists and groups like Snarky Puppy, Banda Magda, Gregorio Uribe BIg Band and the groups of Sofía Ribeiro, and Nicolas Ospina. Performing and recording credits include grammy winning artists such as Ruben Blades, Susana Baca, Marta Gomez, Lalah Hathaway, The Kronos Quartet, and Arturo O´Farril. Marcelo’s most recent work as a composer can be heard on Snarky Puppy’s last release Culcha Vulcha – Grammy nominated for best contemporary instrumental album 2017 – that includes his composition Palermo, and more to come in his upcoming debut album to be released this year. Marcelo is a Latin Percussion and Garrahand drums endorser.

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Marcelo Woloski es un percusionista, baterista y compositor Argentino, con base en Nueva York, que ha sido galardonado con un Grammy Latino en el 2014. Su amplio espectro de sonidos, versatilidad, técnica, carisma y forma tan personal de tocar, y orquestar lo ha llevado a ser un músico muy valorado y demandado entre arregladores, compositores y productores de diferentes partes del mundo. Graduado en Berklee College of Music y residiendo en Nueva York desde el 2008, Marcelo es tan activo en la gran manzana como en el mundo, constantemente haciendo giras mundiales con diferentes artistas y grupos como Banda Magda, Gregorio Uribe Big Band, y los grupos de Sofía Ribeiro, y Nicolas Ospina. Ha tocado y/o grabado con artistas de renombre mundial y galardonados con Grammys como ser Ruben Blades, Susana Baca, Lalah Hathaway, Kronos Quartet, Marta Gomez y Arturo O’Farril entre otros. El trabajo de Marcelo como compositor más reciente se puede escuchar en el último disco de Snarky Puppy Culcha Vulcha, nominado a los Grammys por mejor album de musica instrumental 2017,  que incluye su composición Palermo, y se podrá escuchar más en su album que será lanzado este año. Marcelo es representante de Latin Percussion y Garrahand.

 










22 Feb 2017 Banda Magda Carrboro, NC ( USA ) The Arts center The Arts center
26 Feb 2017 Sofia Ribeiro NY, NY ( USA ) Cornelia st. Cafe Cornelia st. Cafe
03 Mar 2017 Sofia Ribeiro DF, MEX Zinco Jazz Club Zinco Jazz Club
07 Mar 2017 Sofia Ribeiro Queretaro, MEX Museo Queretaro Museo Queretaro
08 Mar 2017 Sofia Ribeiro Morelia, MEX Festival Jazz Michoacán Festival Jazz Michoacán
09 Mar 2017 Sofia Ribeiro DF, MEX Muestra de Jazz de Coyoacán Muestra de Jazz de Coyoacán
03 Apr 2017 Banda Magda Catania, IT Catania Jazz Catania Jazz
04 Apr 2017 Banda Magda Catania, IT Catania Jazz Catania Jazz
05 Apr 2017 Banda Magda Catania, IT Catania Jazz Catania Jazz
06 Apr 2017 Banda Magda Palermo, IT Nomos Jazz - Theatre Jolly Nomos Jazz - Theatre Jolly
07 Apr 2017 Banda Magda Terni, IT Auditorium Gazzoli Auditorium Gazzoli
08 Apr 2017 Banda Magda Avellino, IT Hotel De La Ville Hotel De La Ville
13 Apr 2017 Banda Magda w/Nu Deco Ensemble Miami, FL ( USA ) The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse
14 Apr 2017 Banda Magda w/Nu Deco Ensemble Miami, FL ( USA ) The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse
15 Apr 2017 Banda Magda w/Nu Deco Ensemble Miami, FL ( USA ) The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse
21 Apr 2017 Snarky Puppy Torino, IT Teatro della Concordia Teatro della Concordia
22 Apr 2017 Snarky Puppy Trento, IT Teatro Auditorium Teatro Auditorium
23 Apr 2017 Snarky Puppy Pisa, IT Teatro Auditorium Teatro Auditorium
24 Apr 2017 Snarky Puppy Bologna, IT Estragon Club Estragon Club
26 Apr 2017 Snarky Puppy Porto, POR Casa da Musica Casa da Musica
27 Apr 2017 Snarky Puppy Lisbon, POR LX FACTORY LX FACTORY
28 Apr 2017 Snarky Puppy Dublin, IR Vicar Street Vicar Street
30 Apr 2017 Snarky Puppy Cheltenham, UK Town Hall Town Hall
02 May 2017 Snarky Puppy Glasgow, UK O2 ABC Glasgow O2 ABC Glasgow
03 May 2017 Snarky Puppy Gatehead, UK Sage Sage
04 May 2017 Snarky Puppy Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester O2 Apollo Manchester
05 May 2017 Snarky Puppy London, UK O2 Academy Brixton O2 Academy Brixton
06 May 2017 Snarky Puppy Cardiff, UK Tramshed Tramshed
07 May 2017 Snarky Puppy Poole, UK The Lighthouse The Lighthouse
09 May 2017 Snarky Puppy Brussels, BEL Ancienne Belgique Ancienne Belgique
10 May 2017 Snarky Puppy Esch Sur Alzette Rockhal Rockhal
12 May 2017 Snarky Puppy Seattle, California ( USA ) Upstream Festival Upstream Festival
13 May 2017 Snarky Puppy Seattle, California ( USA ) Upstream Festival Upstream Festival
19 May 2017 Sofia Ribeiro Brussels, BEL Jazz Station Jazz Station
21 May 2017 Sofia Ribeiro Cologne, GER Salon De Jazz Salon De Jazz
24 May 2017 Sofia Ribeiro Odense, DEN Dexter Dexter
26 May 2017 Sofia Ribeiro Madrid, SP BoguiJazz BoguiJazz
28 May 2017 Sofia Ribeiro Porto, POR Casa da Música Casa da Música
31 May 2017 Sofia Ribeiro Poznan, POL Blue Note Blue Note
01 Jun 2017 Sofia Ribeiro Warsaw, POL 12on14 CLub 12on14 CLub

Grammy award for Culcha Vulcha w/Snarky Puppy!!!

I am sooooo excited to tell you that we got a Grammy for the album Culcha Vulcha with Snarky Puppy!!! This is very special to me because I wrote one of the tunes in the album – Palermo. Thanks for your continuous supper and for believing in good music. Cheers!

Estoy muuuuuy feliz de contarles que ganamos un grammy por el album Culcha Vulcha con Snarky Puppy!!! Este es aún más especial para mi porque escribí unos de los temas del disco – Palermo. Gracias a todos por su apoyo continuo y creer en la buena música! Salud!!

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Modern Drummer interview!!!!!!!

Beyond honored and happy to be interviewed for the number 1 and most important drums and percussion magazine of all times – MODERN DRUMMER – I used to read it when I was a kid, and it is hard to believe I am in there now. And not only that, but I am also sharing the interview with some of the baddest dudes out there – Robert “Sput” Searight, Larnell Lewis, “JT” Thomas, Nate Werth, abd Keita Ogawa. No words for the happiness I feel right now! Thanks Modern Drummer!!!

 

Mas que honrado y feliz de haber sido entrevistado para la revista de percusión y batería número 1 y más importante de la historia – MODERN DRUMMER – La solía leer cuando de chico y me parece increíble estar ahí ahora, y encima compartiendo la nota con algunos de los bateristas y percusionistas más increíbles del momento –  Robert “Sput” Searight, Larnell Lewis, Jason “JT” Thomas, Nate Werth, y Keita Ogawa. No hay palabras para expresar la felicidad que siento en este momento. Gracias Modern Drummer!!!

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Snarky puppy’s new release “Culcha Vulcha” is out and it includes a tune of mine: “Palermo”

Culcha Vulcha is the last album of Snarky Puppy. It is the band’s first studio album in 8 years and we recorded it in El Paso, Texas at Sonic Ranch Studios. We were there for a bit more than a week, and I have to say it was one of the most inspiring weeks of my life. We shared the percussion stand with Nate Werth and Keita Ogawa and on the drums Robert “Sput” Searight, Jason “JT” Thomas, and Larnell Lewis. I was honored to have one of my songs featured in the album as well, which I called “Palermo” honoring my favorite neighborhood in Buenos Aires and the one in which my parents live. And, randomly, I also have credit as a photographer as I am the photographer of the album cover :) The album debuted at #1 Jazz Current albums in Billboard, and Itunes Jazz charts.

(Culcha Vulcha es el nuevo album de Snarky Puppy. Hacía 8 años que no grababamos un album en estudio, y éste lo grabamos en El Paso, Texas en Sonic Ranch studios. Estuvimos un poco más de una semana grabando y debo decir que fué una de las semanas más inspiradoras de mi vida. Compartimos la percusion con Nate Werth y Keita Ogawa, y en Batería estaban nada menos que Robert Sput Searight, Jason JT Thomas, y Larnell Lewis. Tuve el honor de escribir una composición para el disco a la que le di el nombre “Palermo” haciendo honor a mi barrio favorito en Buenos Aires y en el cual viven mis padres. También soy el fotografo de la tapa del album. El album debutó nro. 1 en los rankings de Billboard y Itunes Jazz.)

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Here are some reviews that mention “Palermo” in them.

(Aquí algunas reviews que mencionan “Palermo”)

http://www.allmusic.com/album/culcha-vulcha-mw0002929193

The soundtrack vibe is also present on the glorious “Palermo,” recalling at once Piero Umiliani, Alessandro Alessandroni, and Jon Hassell‘sFourth World, Vol. 1: Possible Musics, with labyrinthine woodwinds, keys, brass, and rhythms

 

http://www.theartsdesk.com/new-music/cd-snarky-puppy-%E2%80%93-culcha-vulcha

The intellectual heat of composition is most evident in the choppy rhythm of “Grown Folks” or the sizzling energy of “Palermo”

 

Acoustic brass blurs to trancey electronica on “Palermo” and “Grown Folks” – for me, the stand-outs – while the more cerebral opportunities of the studio show Michael League’s Grammy-winners briefly leaving jazz-funk for a more spacey electronica.

 

http://nysmusic.com/2016/04/17/hearing-aide-snarky-puppy-culcha-vulcha/

As previous recordings have shown, Snarky Puppy has this way of bringing in worldly rhythm and feel to new audiences through their funk-laced, rhythmic jazz. As they say it’s, “music for the brain and booty”. While this influence ebbs and flows, “Semente” and “Palermo” are great examples of the worldly influence being more upfront, drawing a parallel to previous torch-carriers like The Derek Trucks Band.

 

Key Tracks: Tarova, Beep Box, Palermo

 

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/jazz-snarky-puppy-culcha-vulcha-wjpc9867w

Melody-led and densely designed, the ego-sublimating ensemble orchestrations submerge the solos within the soundscape. Similarly blended are the array of influences, global and generic. The opener, Tarova, for example, delivers a Southern sermon over a Bollywood beat. Palermo, meanwhile, pits frolicking flamenco

 

http://www.tahoeonstage.com/snarky-puppy-culcha-vulcha/
“Palermo” places you right in the tropics with enchanting flutes and vibes that hover over a deep-seated bass line. It grows in intensity and desire as the melody hums with the roar of the ocean. Just close your eyes and Snarky Puppy is capable of taking you to some far out places.

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