Marcelo Woloski is a Grammy and 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, and the group of Sofía Ribeiro. Voted “Percussionist of the year 2017” by Bateristica Magazine, Marcelo’s performing and recording credits include Ruben Blades, Susana Baca, Marta Gomez, Laura Mvula, Lalah Hathaway, Chris Potter, 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 awarded 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, Vic Firth and Garrahand drums endorser.


Marcelo Woloski es un percusionista, baterista y compositor Argentino, con base en Nueva York, que ha sido galardonado con un Grammy en el 2017, un Latin Grammy en el 2014 y nombrado “percusionista del año” por la revista “Baterística”. 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 Snarky Puppy, Banda Magda,y el grupos de Sofía Ribeiro. Ha tocado y/o grabado con artistas como Ruben Blades, Susana Baca, Chris Potter, Lalah Hathaway, Kronos Quartet, Marta Gomez, Laura Mvula 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, el cual fue premiado 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, Vic Firth y Garrahand.


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Past Shows

20 Dec 2017 Snarky Puppy Montevideo, UR La Trastienda La Trastienda
19 Dec 2017 Snarky Puppy Santiago, CH Teatro La Cúpula Teatro La Cúpula
16 Dec 2017 Snarky Puppy Sao Paulo, BR Cine Joia Cine Joia
15 Dec 2017 Snarky Puppy Rio De Janeiro, BR Teatro Voador Teatro Voador
13 Dec 2017 Snarky Puppy Guadalajara, MEX Teatro Diana Teatro Diana
12 Dec 2017 Snarky Puppy Mexico City, MEX Teatro Metropólitan Teatro Metropólitan
09 Dec 2017 Snarky Puppy Bogota, COL Teatro Mayor Teatro Mayor
07 Dec 2017 Snarky Puppy Lima, PE Auditorio Del Pentagonito Auditorio Del Pentagonito
25 Nov 2017 Banda Magda Buenos Aires, AR Bebop Club Bebop Club
23 Nov 2017 Banda Magda Buenos Aires, AR Openhaus Openhaus
23 Nov 2017 Banda Magda Buenos Aires, AR Bebop Club Bebop Club
18 Nov 2017 Snarky Puppy Buenos Aires, ARG Teatro Colón Teatro Colón
16 Nov 2017 Banda Magda Paris, FR Blue Note Blue Note
14 Nov 2017 Banda Magda Rome, IT Casa dej Jazz Casa dej Jazz
13 Nov 2017 Banda Magda Catania, IT MA MA
12 Nov 2017 Banda Magda Catania, IT Teatro ABC Teatro ABC
11 Nov 2017 Banda Magda Caltanissetta, IT Centro Culturale Michel Abbate Centro Culturale Michel Abbate
10 Nov 2017 Banda Magda Porto Santo Stefano, IT Teatro Comunale Teatro Comunale
09 Nov 2017 Banda Magda Milano, IT Salumeria della Musica Salumeria della Musica
08 Nov 2017 Banda Magda Valencia, SP Berklee College of Music Valencia Berklee College of Music Valencia
07 Nov 2017 Banda Magda Valencia, SP Berklee College of music Valencia Berklee College of music Valencia
04 Nov 2017 Banda Magda Cordoba, SP Festival de Jazz de Cordoba Festival de Jazz de Cordoba
03 Nov 2017 Banda Magda Rotterdam, NL RAAF Rotterdam RAAF Rotterdam
02 Nov 2017 Banda Magda Arnhem, NL Luxor Live Luxor Live
01 Nov 2017 Banda Magda Amsterdam, NL Paradiso Paradiso
29 Oct 2017 Ribeiro, Ospina, Woloski Famalicão da Serra, POR Famalicão da Serra Famalicão da Serra
28 Oct 2017 Sofia Ribeiro Lugo, SP Clavicembalo Clavicembalo
05 Aug 2017 Snarky Puppy Newport, Rhode Island ( USA ) Newport Jazz Festival Newport Jazz Festival
01 Jun 2017 Sofia Ribeiro Warsaw, POL 12on14 CLub 12on14 CLub
31 May 2017 Sofia Ribeiro Poznan, POL Blue Note Blue Note

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!!


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!!!

Modern Drummer Sept 2016 LQ

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.)

Culcha vulcha cover






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

(Aquí algunas reviews que mencionan “Palermo”)

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

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.

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

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
“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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