Born in Montreal (Canada), Mario Monaco started playing Drum Set on his 8th birthday and became a full time player at the age of fourteen playing mostly North American Music, Rock, Pop, Funk, Theatre and working in Studios for different artists. He was always interested in Drums from different countries like Cuba, Africa ,Haiti Brazil ect…. In his 20’s, he moved to Brazil and spent 8 years in São Paulo absorbing the Music.
Besides being an incredible drummer, Mario plays also percussion. He is most recognized for his dedication and musical abilities in the variety of Brazilian rhythms. He has performed with Al di Meola, Paul Winter and Sambeamba, and has recorded with Claude Dubois, Querubim Samba, and Mamadou Baye, to name a few.
Mario endorses Pearl Drums & Percussion, Sabian cymbals, Remo & Regal Tip. Mario is currently living in New York City.