Mark Merella is a musician whose versatility on both drum set and hand percussion has made him an
in demand player for live, studio and educational settings. He began his professional career while still
in high school playing summers at Wildworld theme park. He then attended Musicians Institute in Los
Angeles and graduated in 1984.
During his career Mark has worked with a wide variety of artists in the jazz and Latin music fields
including Randy Brecker, Steve Turre, Ray Vega, Rene McLean, Hilton Ruiz, Steve Berrios, Paul Carr, Joe
Ford, Eva Cassidy and percussion legend Candido Camero