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Drummer/percussionist/composer Mark Walker, originally from “Central America” (Chicago, Illinois) began his tenure with Paquito D’Rivera in 1989, when Paquito came to Chicago and needed a drummer who could handle a variety of rhythmic styles. Since then Mark has performed around the globe and recorded many Grammy award-winning albums, not only with Paquito, but also Oregon, Caribbean Jazz Project, Michel Camilo, Lyle Mays, Cesar Camargo Mariano, New York Voices, Patricia Barber, and many more. Mark is also associate professor at Berklee College of Music and has a side project called the “Berklee Brothers,” comprised of Berklee faculty.

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