Born: October 26, 1956
Born in Switzerland, Marc studied classical percussion at the Geneva Conservatory and later moved to the United States to study vibraphone and percussion at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Upon moving to New York City, where he currently resides, Marc founded the group Shadowlines, which included such prestigious musicians as Dave Kikoski, Ray Anderson, Dave Douglas, drummer Mike Clark and bassist Paul Jackson. Marc has performed and recorded extensively in the United States, South America and Europe with his sextet Shadowlines, the avant-rock group Dr. Nerve, Brand X, Gongzilla, and Tunnels...
...a modern visionary and high-achiever whether performing on vibes or as a composer-leader. --Glenn Astarita, AllAboutJazz.com
Wagnon avoids the usual fusion cliches while staking out some adventurous new territory.It’s a heady mix that communicates with power and passion. --Bill Mikowski Jazztimes
Wagnons' style is refreshingly new, innovative to the point of pure brilliance. --Savon Edwards jazzreview.com
You can spend hours studying Wagnon's intricate patterns. --Francois Couture, All Music Guide
Playing with a wide range of interests and textures, Wagnon is the new progressive darling to watch now that he's calling his own shots.† Right in that progressive/jazz/rock pocket, you know who you are if you're a fan of this, and if you are, you will be a fan of this. Right on the money throughout. --Chris Spector Midwest Record Recap
Earth Is A Cruel MasterBuckyball Records
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New York, NY
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Greenwich Music School 1988 to 1992 Lighthouse Music School NYC 1990 to present EJMA Lausanne Switzerland (visiting teacher) Private lessons Hours to be discussed 60 minute lesson $55
Marc Wagnon Drum Ensemble Method This new method is design for teachers and music therapists. It aim to give a experience of group music making, using real music styles from all over the world. There are several facets to this progam, they are designed to cater to the various needs of educators are laid out in three basic element. 1. a book that laids out the technique used. 2. a workshop for educators on how to use the method. 3. a direct intensive workshop, along with a performance with students that have been learning the method from instructors. Marc Wagnon is the author of the book, that is targeted to music teachers who want to teach percussion in an ensemble setting. This first book is for beginner students, and it outline my method of teaching which involves learning by rote using syllables for each stroke and rhythm. This allows the student to play together complex polyrhythms without the need to understand and learn western style notation. Based on the method devised by Marc, there are severl ways classes workshops and Master Classes can be arranged: • A weekly class of one and a half hour for ten weeks which will cover the content of the book • A master class of four hours to teach instructors on how to use the book, with hands on experience • A three day workshop for student that have gone thru the book with their instructor. In order to take it to the next level and conclude with a short public performance. I will furnish the basic instruments needs, but it is helpfull if the institution has access to at least a drum set, or other percussion instruments. Every case will be dealt with accordingly.