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 work as a composer can be heard on Snarky Puppy’s last release Culcha Vulcha that includes his composition Palermo, and more to come in his upcoming debut album to be released on 2016. 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 se puede escuchar en el último disco de Snarky Puppy Culcha Vulcha, que incluye su composición Palermo, y se podrá escuchar más en su album que será lanzado en el 2016 Marcelo es representante de Latin Percussion y Garrahand.

 










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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.

Un Diciembre especial

Luego de un mes de momentos intenso girando por Sudamerica con Snarky Puppy (Sao Paulo, Rio De janeiro, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile) y por Argentina con Banda Magda, se viene un Diciembre muy especial y con varias buenas noticias:
-Como pueden ver renové mi sitio web www.marcelowoloski.com
-Grabación con Snarky Puppy en El paso, Texas, en la cual GRABAREMOS UNA COMPOSICION MIA!!
-Lanzamiento de “Cumbia Universal” en el Teatro Colon en Bogotá, Colombia, con Gregorio Uribe Big Band! El Album incluye a Ruben Blades!
-Lanzamiento de “Girando para atrás” con Nicolas Ospina en Teatro Cafam de Bellas Artes en Bogotá, Colombia!
-El disco de Sofia Ribeiro “Mar Sonoro” ya está en nuestras manos. Quedó impresionante el arte y la música! (Bravo Silvia Ospina!)
-Pueden pre-ordenar el disco “Tigre” de Banda Magda en http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/bandamagda

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Snarky Puppy tour – October 2015

Getting ready To go on tour with Snarky Puppy – Tokyo, Dublin, and UK!

9/27
Blue Note Jazz Festival
Tokyo, JP
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9/29
Vicar Street
Dublin, Ireland
10/1
O2 Academy
Leeds, UK
10/2
The Ritz
Manchester, UK
10/3
O2 ABC
Glasgow, UK
10/4
The Institute
Birmingham, UK
10/5
O2 Academy
Bristol, UK
10/6
Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
London, UK

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