Marco Pacassoni graduated cum laude at "G. Rossini" conservatory and in Professional Music at Berklee College of Music of Boston cum laude.
He studied with Gary Burton, Ed Saindon, Victor Mendoza, Daniele Di Gregorio, Eguie Castrillo, John Ramsey, Steve Wilkes.
On 2005 Marco wins the award of the best jazz italian talent at "Chicco Bettinardi Competition" organized by Piacenza Jazz Festival.
Marco has been played with Michel Camilo, Alex Acuna, Horacio "el negro" Hernandez, Steve Smith, John Beck, Amik Guerra, Trent Austin, Greg Hutchinson, Chihiro Yamanaka, Bungaro, Malika Ayane, Petra Magoni, Raphael Gualazzi, Luca Barbarossa, Francesco Cafiso, Massimo Manzi, Massimo Moriconi, Filippo Lattanzi, Daniele Di Gregorio, Paolo Belli, Luca Colombo, Cesare Chiodo, THE BEST OF and many others...
...with his quartet, Marco released Finally (Groovemaster Edition 2011), Happiness (AlfaMusic 2014), Grazie (Nasswetter Music Group 2017) and Frank & Ruth (Esordisco 2018)
Marco is percussion faculty at Liceo Musicale Marconi in Pesaro and at Urbino University for italian semsters of University of Texas San Antonio.
Marco tought Masterclasses of Vibraphone at prestigious american colleges such as Oberlin Conservatory (Ohio), University of Minneapolis (Minnesota), Eastman School of Music (Rochester), Columbus University (Ohio), Cleveland University (Ohio), University of Texas San Antonio (Texas) and Washington University St. Louis (Missouri).
On April 2014 Marco release a harmony and composition book "Quasi quasi scrivo una canzone..." Rodaviva Edizioni.
Marco has been invited on prestigious International and Italian Festivals and Clubs such as Estival Jazz Lugano (Swiss), Roccella Jonica Jazz Festival, Fano Jazz Festival, Locomotive Jazz Festival, Sant'Elpidio Jazz Festival, Festival International de la Musica in Gandia (Spain), Adams Percussion Festival (Holland), DrumWorld Festival (Holland), Amsterdam Marimba Festival (Holland), SummerJazz Festival Casa del Jazz in Rome, Blue Note Milan, Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Bimhuis Jazz in Amsterdam (Holland), Bravo Caffè in Bologna, EastShore Jazz Club (Pechino, Cina), La Plantation (Pechino, Cina), Salon 10 (Hong Kong, Cina), Peel Fresco (Hong Kong, Cina), Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Pechino, Osaka (Giappone) e Hong Kong among many others
Marco plays ADAMS, VIC FIRTH, ZILDJIAN and GON BOPS
Photos: Andrea RotiliInformatie