Modern Drummer columnist Mat Marucci will be appearing with his trio at Jazz Central, at 441 E. Washington Street, in Syracuse, New York, on Sunday, May 12. The concert will begin at 7 pm and will be recorded live by Cadence Jazz Records.
Mat Marucci is an active performer, author, educator, and clinician listed in Who’s Who in America, International Who’s Who in Music (Cambridge, England), and the Institute of Jazz Studies (Rutgers University). His performing credits include jazz greats Jimmy Smith, Kenny Burrell, James Moody, Eddie Harris, Buddy De Franco, Les McCann, Pharoah Sanders, and John Tchicai.
Marucci has numerous critically acclaimed recordings to his credit as a leader and as a sideman, including those with John Tchicai and Jimmy Smith, and he is also the author of several books on drumming for both Lewis Music and Mel Bay Publications. His recordings and books have garnered four- and five-star reviews in Jazz Times, Jazziz, Modern Drummer, and Downbeat magazines.
Additionally, Mat has written numerous articles on drumming for Modern Drummer and Downbeat magazines and for the Percussive Arts Society’s Percussive Notes and Percussion News. He has also been an adjunct faculty member at American River College (Sacramento, CA) and the Jazzschool (Berkeley, CA), and he is an endorser for Zildjian cymbals, Vic Firth drumsticks, Remo drumheads, and Puresound/HQ percussion.