Marko 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, off-Broadway, club, and theater engagements.
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. He came onto the international music scene in 1994 while touring and recording with trumpet legend Maynard Ferguson. Over the years, Marko has played with jazz greats Joe Henderson, Phil Woods, Clark Terry, Bob Dorough, and Red Rodney, among others. Other notable collaborations include work with Jon Secada, Joan Rivers, Connie Francis, Don Rickles, Melba Moore, Juan Gabriel, Clay Aiken, Bob Newhart, and Nicol Williamson. Currently, Marcinko tours and records with jazz saxophone icon Dave Liebman, as well as the Organik Vibe Trio featuring vibraphone and marimba master Dave Samuels.