Marcelo Bucater is a drummer/percussionist from São Paulo - Brazil based in Los Angeles since 2013. Currently, part of the Drum Faculty at the Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) in Pasadena, CA, teaching private and group lessons. Marcelo has worked as a session and touring musician for several years, recording and performing live with different artists. His versatility as a drummer and percussionist lead to performances accompanying artists of different genres all over the world.
He has produced, recorded, and performed with independent artists and renowned musicians such as Carrie Underwood for the 51st ACM Award, Adam Levy (Norah Jones), Darek Oles (Pat Metheny), Scott Henderson (Chick Corea), Philip Bynoe (Steve Vai), John Avila (Oingo Boingo), Gemini (Justin Bieber), Natalia Spadini, Andrew Murdock (Linkin Park), Tinto Tango, Koobang Ensemble, Duques, and Phat Cat Swinger just to name a few.
Performed in venues like Disney California Adventure, Rose Bowl, Levi's Stadium, MGM Arena in Las Vegas, Hollywood Pantages Theater, Pershing Square LA, El Rey Theater, NAMM Show, Queen Mary, and many others.
Marcelo is a member of the Recording Academy and a voting member of the Latin Grammys. Some of his music projects include the Press Award 2020 Finalist group Little Brazil Trio – which made it to the 20th Annual Latin Grammy Awards ballot in five categories and was a finalist at the 24th Annual USA Songwriting Competition with the original song “Vem”.
With a Bachelor's in Music at FAAM (SP-Brazil), a Degree in Music Performance at Los Angeles College of Music, and a Master's Degree in Jazz Performance at California Institute of The Arts(CalArts) he had the chance to study with renowned musicians such as Jeff Hamilton, Joe LaBarbera, Ralph Humphrey, Randy Gloss, Joe Porcaro, Richie Gajate Garcia and Edu Ribeiro. His passion for music and his craft is shown in his great feel and rock-solid support for the music and his warmhearted personality.
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