Get to know Marcelo
Music was always playing in Marcelo's house while growing up, from his parent's hippy Folk-Rock of the Mamas & Papas to the Funky/Disco grooves of the Bee Gees, mixed in with other exotic sounds of Latin American music.
A multi-instrumentalist born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and raised in Colorado, Marcelo started performing at the age of 11 doing weekly Thursday night engagements with his uncle’s South American folkloric group.
Pursuing music studies in the 6th grade as a drummer/percussionist, he later became active in Junior and High School Concert/Marching bands as a snare drummer in the drum line, and later as a bassist and guitarist in Jazz Ensembles, participating in and winning state-wide music competitions with other schools in the Midwest.
Later as a dedicated guitarist, he became influenced by Blues Rock of the 70’s, Progressive Metal and Jazz Fusion but always with a strong connection to the nylon and steel-string acoustic guitar.
In 1990 while living in the SF Bay Area, he moved to Los Angeles to attend Musician’s Institute College of Music (GIT) in Hollywood to study music composition and performance full time. He was exposed to a variety of music styles while studying with world class players such as Fusion guitar master Scott Henderson, renowned Jazz guitarist Norman Brown, Rock bass legend Tim Bogert (Jeff Beck, Vanilla Fudge, Cactus), master guitar educators Keith Wyatt, Sid Jacobs, Dan Gilbert and Ross Bolton to name a few.
Adeep exposure to traditional Jazz, Funk Fusion and World Music opened up and transformed his playing. After graduating from Musician's Institute, he gained valuable live performance experience throughout the 90’s/early 2000’s in various bands and studio projects as a member/sideman playing different styles 5-nights a week and clocking over 1000 gigs within the decade. As a tireless student of music himself, he continues to gig, teach and study Flamenco/World Fusion guitar privately while running his personal recording studio Songsketcher Studio in North Austin assisting other artists with mixing/producing their own independent original music.