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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. In addition to teaching percussion, improvisation and electronic music in New York and Europe, Marc is the founder of Buckyball Music, which dedicates itself to the publishing & recording of creative and innovative music.


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”This recording holds interest from start to finish, the musicianship and originality is lofty, and Wagnon should be quite proud of this individualists effort. Recommended.” --Michael G. Nastos, All Music Guide

”...a modern visionary and high-achiever whether performing on vibes or as a composer-leader.” --Glenn Astarita,

”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

”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

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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

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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

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Album Interesting Times by Marc Wagnon

Interesting Times

Buckyball Records

Album Earth Is A Cruel Master by Marc Wagnon

Earth Is A Cruel...

Buckyball Records

Album An Afterthought by Marc Wagnon

An Afterthought

Buckyball Records

Album Shadowlines by Marc Wagnon


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