Mat Marucci

Mat Marucci


Mat has numerous critically acclaimed recordings to his credit as a leader and others as a sideman, including those with John Tchicai and Jimmy Smith. Record labels include CIMP, Cadence Jazz, Timeless, Jazz Inspiration, Buzz (Challenge) and his own Marco Records. 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, Downbeat and Drum! magazines and have also received nominations for awards.

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 for both American River College (Sacramento, CA) and The Jazzschool (Berkeley, CA) and is an endorser for Zildjian cymbals, Vic Firth drumsticks, Remo drumheads, and Mapex drums.

IN 3

  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    Playing in a trio with organist Jimmy Smith and guitarist Kenny Burrell; Working with saxophonist John Tchicai.
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    The other members of the band.
  • Why do you choose Vic Firth?

    They're absolutely the best sticks I've ever encountered.