GROUP: DARIUS RUCKERhttp://www.jeffmarinodrums.com
Jeff grew up in Greenwood, Indiana. A member of the very successful Center Grove Marching drum line from 1988 to 1991, Jeff moved to Boston after high school to attend the Berklee College of Music. “Berklee was an unbelievable experience. I played with some of the most amazing musicians in the world. The list is so long it wouldn’t fit on the page. Berklee guys are everywhere in this business. You can’t hardly listen to a record or watch an artist today without seeing someone who we were at school with. I’m still great friends with most of these guys and it’s made the music business a lot smaller.” In 1995, Marino moved to Nashville and has toured and recorded with a that city’s most successful singer/songwriters and artists, been part of the biggest tours in Country Music and performed on countless award shows and TV shows.
Q & A
BORN IN: Greenwood, IN
LIVES IN: Nashville
DRUMMING SINCE: 1985
CURRENT BAND/PROJECT: Drummer and band leader for Darius Rucker
BIGGEST INFLUENCE(S): Phil Collins, Kenny Aronoff, Manu Katche
FAVOURITE ALBUM PLAYED ON: An independent release by Sara Beck, “Technicolor”
FAVOURITE ALBUM DIDN’T PLAY ON: “Flaming Red”, Patti GriffiN
CAREER HIGHLIGHT(S): I can’t narrow it down to one. I’m just having a blast playing!
FAVOURITE SABIAN CYMBAL: Currently my new 20″ Duo Ride