Jazz drummer Mat Marucci is a solo recording artist, bandleader, session musician, and teacher. Born on July 2, 1945, in Rome, NY, Marucci has performed alongside such notables as Jimmy Smith, Kenny Burrell, James Moody, Eddie Harris, Buddy DeFranco, Les McCann, Bobby Shew, Don Menza, and John Tchicai, among others. Beginning in 1979, Marucci has been issuing solo albums, including such titles as Who Do Voo Doo, Festival, Lifeline, Extensity, Avant Bop, Body and Soul, and Ulterior Motif. In addition to recording and performing, Marucci has authored several drumming books for Lewis Music and Mel Bay Publications, penned articles for Modern Drummer magazine, the Percussive Arts Society's Percussive Notes and Percussion News, Pro-Mark's Upstrokes, and the online drum magazine Cyber-Drum, and is an adjunct professor at American River College, in Sacramento, CA. 2002 saw the release of Marucci's second book for Mel Bay Publications, Drumstick Finger Systems and Techniques.
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