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...
- Earth is a Cruel Master by John Barron
- An Afterthought by Glenn Astarita
- Shadowlines by Glenn Astarita
...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...
LocationNew York, NY
Willing to teachAdvanced students only.
Credentials/BackgroundGreenwich 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
Clinic/Workshop InformationMarc Wagnon Drum Ensemble Method This new method is design for teachers and music therapists...