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Thursday, April 10 at 1:20 p.m. and 8 p.m. 

Guest Artist Marko Marcinko, drum set, will perform with the Binghamton University Harpur Jazz Ensemble, directed by Mike Carbone, 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10 in the Osterhout Concert Theater. A full day of jazz begins with a free mid-day concert at 1:20 p.m. with Mike Carbone, saxophone, Bill Carter, piano, Tom Marino, bass and Marko Marcinko, drum set. After the mid-day concert, Mr. Marcinko will conduct a free jazz clinic at 2:30 p.m. and the day will conclude with the evening concert. The pre-show will be performed by the Harpur Vocal Jazz Ensemble and the evening concert program will include big band jazz songs by Chick Corea, Mark Taylor, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and much more!
MARKO MARCINKO came onto the international music scene in 1994 while touring and recording with trumpet legend Maynard Ferguson. Marko served as drummer and arranger for Ferguson and his Big Bop Nouveau Band for three years. Marko appears on the Concord Recording "One More Trip To Birdland". 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 under professors Fred Wickstrom, Steve Bagby, Steve Rucker, Harry Hawthorne and Ney Resaro. Over the years Marko has played with jazz greats Joe Henderson, Phil Woods, Clark Terry, Bob Dorough, Red Rodney, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Mulgrew Miller, Mike Stern, Tierney Sutton, Terrell Stafford and Will Lee. Other notables Marcinko has worked with include Jon Secada, Joan Rivers, Connie Francis, Don Rickles, Melba Moore, Juan Gabriel, Clay Aiken, Jay Leno, Bob Newhart and Nicol Williamson. During his years in the music industry, 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 and off-broadway / club and theater engagements. Currently, Marcinko tours and records with jazz saxophone icon and NEA jazz master Dave Liebman. Discography includes: The Dave Liebman Group, "Conversation" SunnySide Records, "Blues Always", Omni Tone Records, "Back On The Corner" Tone Center Records, "Beyond The Line", Omni Tone Records. "TurnAround" the music of Ornette Coleman, Jazzwerkstatt Records, "As Always" The DLBB Live, MAMA Records. You can also hear Marcinko's drumming and arranging on "Essentials" CD a retrospective of Maynard Ferguson. Marko more recently has been touring and recording with The Organik Vibe Trio featuring multi Grammy award winning jazz great Dave Samuels. CD titled "Moscow" The Organik Vibe Trio. Mr. Marcinko is also an adjunct professor of jazz studies at Penn State University, State College, PA. He also serves as the artistic director for the Scranton Jazz Festival, The Pa Jazz Alliance and the Keystone College Jazz Institute. For more info on Marko Marcinko please visit Tickets for the evening concert are $7 for the general public, $5 for faculty, staff and seniors, and free for students. Tickets are available at the Anderson Center Box Office from noon to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, by calling (607) 777-ARTS, online at, or at the door. For more information, call (607) 777-2592, visit us at or become a fan on Facebook. This concert is sponsored by the Binghamton University Music Department.

THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014 AT 1:20 P.M.

A free mid-day concert will be held with Binghamton University faculty and student performers in the Fine Arts Building, Room 21. For more information, call (607) 777-2592, visit us at or become a fan on Facebook.

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Last Updated: 4/10/14