Patrick J. Marcinko III, Independent
PATRICK MARCINKO attended Marywood University where he was able to contribute his talents in nearly every musical setting , earned a Bachelor of Music degree and gained his state teaching certificate. While attending Marywood U., Pat attended the Manhattan School of Music Summer Jazz Program. He studied Classical percussion technique as well as jazz and latin music and technique with such luminaries as Joe Morello , Jim Chapin, Robert Velez, Changuito, and his most influential teacher, his father.
As a performer, he has worked with musical theater groups across Pennsylvania and New York. Played behind music greats such as Jon Fadis, Urbie Green, George Young, Bernard Purdie, Tino Gonzales, Clarence Spady, Oscar Stagnaro, David Paul, the Platters and many others. An in demand performer, Pat has contributed to various CDs,Videos, and DVDs and has been seen performing at the Delaware Water Gap Festival of the Arts, The Pocono Blues Fest, the Briggs Farm Blues Fest, the CMJ Music Fest and many times on television. Pat can also be heard playing with “Exact Change”, “The Smokin’Section”, “the Blues Mine” “Se Acabo” a Santana tribute band, and with special musical project “Vanishing Point”.
An accomplished and intuitive musician, Pat has studied voice extensively, and has performed in both college and professional productions. He can also be heard singing with either of two separate choral groups; the choir of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian-Greek Catholic Church or The Ekumen Chorale (an accapella chorale specializing in music of Eastern Europe.)