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Mark D'Antonio

About Mark D'Antonio: Excerpt from Latin Percussion, Inc.:
He has been a "student of the drum" since age 9, studying drum kit with a host of talented instructors and mentors. A musical epiphany at age 15 (mesmerized by Armando Peraza's brilliant conga playing) ignited the proverbial light bulb over his head and he switched from studying drum kit to Conga drums (tumbadoras) and all things Afro-Carribean, with a focus on Cuba.
He’s played with George Benson, Willie Nelson, Pat Simmons (Doobie Brothers), Emil Richards, Ras Michael, and Joe Cano. He has opened for such as acts as the Foo Fighters, LL Cool J, Gov’t Mule, Train, Sheila E, Paul Oakenfold, Rickie Lee Jones, Bonnie Raitt, Dishwalla, 38 Special, Bedouin Soundclash, Fishbone, Pato Banton, and many others.
His current musical evolution is a balance of salsa/son/timba bands and electronic House music. Every other month, on average, to recharge, as he puts it, Mark does the commute to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Seattle or Miami and NYC for gigs and recording sessions with a variety of artists. Sharing the stage with DJs such as John Howard, Marques Wyatt, Miguel “Migs”, M3, Jay-J, Rick Preston, and others. Latest: Barefoot Natives album and Latrice Barnett’s tracks on Illuminate. His conga playing can also be heard on a number of House music tracks put out by Grammy-nominated producer, Jay-J. From “Summertime”, to “October Moods”, “With Him” to “Higher”.

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