Born: June 12, 1981 Primary Instrument: Vibraphone
Marco Pacassoni is graduated cum laude at “G. Rossini” conservatory and in Professional Music at Berklee College of Music of Boston cum laude.
He studied with Gary Burton, Ed Saindon, Victor Mendoza, Daniele Di Gregorio, Eguie Castrillo, John Ramsey, Steve Wilkes.
On 2005 Marco wins the award of the best jazz italian talent at “Chicco Bettinardi Competition” organized by Piacenza Jazz Festival.
Marco has been played with Michel Camilo, Alex Acuna, Horacio “el negro” Hernandez, John Beck Amik Guerra, Italuba, Gerrison Fewell, Partido Latino, Francesco Cafiso, Raphael Gualazzi, Gege’ Telesforo, Massimo Manzi, Massimo Moriconi, Filippo Lattanzi, Daniele Di Gregorio, Attilio Zanchi and many others…\
Since 2010 Marco is an Adams endorser for vibraphone and marimba, Sabian for cymbals and Bomap for sticks and heads.
Awards:1st Prize at Chicco Bettinardi Jazz Competition on 2005 in Piacenza 1st Prize at Barezzi Live Jazz Competition with Partido Latino on 2008 in Parma
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Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students
I'm Harmony, Composition & Jazz Ensembles Faculty at Modern Accademy in Pesaro, Italy and Percussion Faculty at High School in Ancona, Italy.
I teach clinics about the history of the vibraphone, his techniques, jazz improvisation, composition and interplay between musicians. My last clinician tour was in U.S. with Filippo Lattanzi (www.filippolattanzi.com) last march 2011: University of Minnesota, Mn Oberlin College, Oh University of Akron, Oh Columbus University, Oh Athen University, Oh Youngstown College, Oh Eastman College, Rochester, Ny