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Mario Layne Fabrizio

Mario Layne Fabrizio is an artist that performs, creates, and studies utilizing a variety of mediums. He is a visual artist, composer, drummer, percussionist, filmmaker and writer. Mario has performed with notable musicians such as Cecil Mcbee, Claudio Roditi, Nilson Matta, Santi DeBriano, Joe Morris, Ali Boulo Santo Cissoko, Jason Palmer and Volker Goetze. He premiered Arturo O’Farrill’s piece Little Tiny Walls, theater piece The Black Clown at the American Repertory Theatre, and played for Jason Moran’s STAGED  and also performed chamber works by Jacob Druckman and Anthony Coleman, to name a few. Mario has toured around the world and has been presented with various groups at the The Whitney Museum (NYC), Salzburg Jazz Festival (Austria), Jazz at Lincoln Center (NYC & Shanghai, China), Panama Jazz Festival, Birdland (NYC), Kunming’s International Drum Festival (China) and The Kennedy Center (DC). London Jazz News describes him accurately as “ferocious but subtle,” and Steve Smith of On The Record says that he “plays with assurance, charisma and infectious enthusiasm.” Mario graduated with a BA in Jazz Studies from Boston’s New England Conservatory. The work he creates demonstrates genuine innovation, freedom, endurance, love, spirituality, beauty, mystery, honesty, wisdom, patience and intuition.

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