Murray Gusseck

Murray Gusseck

Independent, formerly with the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps

Murray Gusseck is considered an innovator in the world of marching percussion. He marched as a tenor player in the Santa Clara Vanguard from 1988“1992 and went on to instruct and write for the group in a variety of capacities.

In 1998, Gusseck teamed up with Jim Casella to co-found Tapspace Publications, LLC. He currently lives in the Pacific Northwest where he manages Tapspace and plays drums in Portland-based bands such as Fresh Track, Mars Retrieval Unit, and Life During Wartime.

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  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    Watching audiences react to the SCV drumline warmups during the summer of 2004. While not performance moments for me, they were opportunities to revel in what we had created together!
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    Listening to as wide a variety of music as I can get my ears on. I also receive a ton of inspiration from musicians like Frank Zappa, Doudou N’Diaye Rose, Nik Bärtsch, Mark Guiliana, and many others.