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Ron Oswanski / Blog

New Organik Vibe Trio

www.organikvibetrio.com Dave Samuels has established himself as the top mallet player of his generation. He is recognized for his fresh new sound and creative approach to both the vibraphone and marimba. Samuels has demonstrated his versatility and gained world wide recognition by performing and recording with a broad scope of artists ranging from Gerry Mulligan, Oscar Peterson, Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Carla Bley and Pat Metheny to the Yellowjackets, Bruce Hornsby, Frank Zappa, The Fantasy Band and Spyro Gyra. Ron Oswanski, a Manhattan School of Music graduate, has performed with some of the most renowned musicians in jazz and contemporary music including: The Maria Schneider Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson & Big Bop Nouveau, Blood Sweat & Tears, Tim Ries & The Rolling Stones Project, Jack Wilkins & Mike Clark, Milt Hinton, Sheryl Bailey Trio, Myron Walden Countryfied, Ira Sullivan, John Corbett's Band, Dave Berger & the Sultans of Swing, Maxine Nightingale and Taste of Honey, The Temptations, and Aretha Franklin just to name a few. His touring credits include: world tours with Maynard Ferguson's Big Bop Nouveau, and national touring with Blood, Sweat, and Tears. Marko Marcinko attended The University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, and gained an enormous amount of schooling in classical /ethnic percussion, drum set, piano, and arranging/composing. While at Miami he had the great fortune to study with one of the best music faculties in collegiate music education. During his time performing with the University’s top concert jazz ensemble, Marko had the chance to play with some of the greatest musical jazz mentors/performers, such as Joe Henderson, Red Rodney, Michael Brecker and Paquito D’Rivera. He also has toured with numerous school ensembles throughout Florida, Brazil and Italy. These experiences allowed me to grow as a performer and composer/arranger.