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Grammy, Latin Grammy and Juno nominee artist 

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Featuring Maro, Trigacheiro & Os Vocalistas 

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Se Fores à Quinta Nova

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BIO

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Hailing from Portugal, Marito Marques is a Grammy, Latin Grammy and Juno nominee drummer and producer, he takes the sounds of the world into his soul to produce melodies that bring the audience together in an unparalleled unity. Born July 11, 1987 in Arganil, Portugal, Marito began playing the drums at the age of 2, quickly moving on to live performances, including television appearances at 5 years old. Marques pursued his formal instruction at CETM in Coimbra, Portugal. Afterward, Marques moved to New York City to further his studies at the Drummers’ Collective and later at the Manhattan School of Music where he studied under some of the best instructors the school had to offer, including John Riley, Kendrick Scott, Ignacio Berroa or Greg Hutchinson.

Taking his influences from African roots music, jazz, and pop, Marques makes compelling music that is as beautiful to listen to as it is nourishing for the soul. In 2013, he released his debut album ‘Magic Everywhere’ with collaborations from some of the most respected names in music, including Anna Maria Jopek, Gregoire Maret, Mino Cinelu, Ron Westray, Munir Hossn and Yami. His second album “Live at Revolution”, released on Nov 11th, 2014 is a 3-track live in-studio recording. Marito Marques on drums, alongside his Canadian quartet and quintet, Robi Botos on piano, Kelly Jefferson playing the saxophone, Michael Shand on keyboards/piano, and Ian de Souza and Alex St. Kitts joining in on bass.
The third album entitled ‘Na Eira’ that means “threshing floor” was released on November 22, 2016. The album was recorded in 4 countries, combining the efforts of 15 musicians, in-turn encompassing 10 different nationalities. ‘Na Eira’ is a global effort that fosters the similarities and celebrates the differences between cultures to create a unifying sound. Marito hasn’t strayed from his passion of collaboration and the original melding of sounds, cultures, talents, instruments, and genres creating a connection between people and continents. The album is strongly influenced by Marito’ birth country, Portugal, and takes further inspiration from the PALOP countries, it was recorded in France, Spain, Portugal, and largely in Marques’ now-home Toronto, Canada. ‘Na Eira’ also has significant contributors from varying places in between, including; Jorge Pardo, world renowned Spanish flutist, who contributes to two-songs as well as performances from Woz Kaly, Senegalese singer, on an additional two-songs. As the composer and producer Marques’ ambitious and collective spirit are highlighted in his ability to combine the talents of international musicians.
Marito is currently recording his 4th album and releasing singles through out the year of 2021, stay tuned!
Currently living in Toronto, Marques is considered one of the most requested and versatile drummers and producers in Europe and Canada, having performed World Tours with artists in the most diverse music genres; some of which include two Grammy Winners Ivan Lins and Carlos do Carmo, Camane, the Grammy nominees Helik Hadar, Adonis Puentes, Hilario Duran and Jeff Coffin, Anna Maria Jopek, Mino Cinelu. Larnell Lewis, Gregoire Maret, The Wilderness of Manitoba, Sara Tavares, Jesse Cook etc. He is endorsed by Pro Mark, Evans, Yamaha Drums, Zildjian, Red Clay, Sontronics Microphone and Kalimba Magic.

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Taking his influences from African roots music, jazz, and pop, Marques makes compelling music that is as beautiful to listen to as it is nourishing for the soul. In 2013, he released his debut album ‘Magic Everywhere’ with collaborations from some of the most respected names in music, including Anna Maria Jopek, Gregoire Maret, Mino Cinelu, Ron Westray, Munir Hossn and Yami. His second album “Live at Revolution”, released on Nov 11th, 2014 is a 3-track live in-studio recording. Marito Marques on drums, alongside his Canadian quartet and quintet, Robi Botos on piano, Kelly Jefferson playing the saxophone, Michael Shand on keyboards/piano, and Ian de Souza and Alex St. Kitts joining in on bass.
The third album entitled ‘Na Eira’ that means “threshing floor” was released on November 22, 2016. The album was recorded in 4 countries, combining the efforts of 15 musicians, in-turn encompassing 10 different nationalities. ‘Na Eira’ is a global effort that fosters the similarities and celebrates the differences between cultures to create a unifying sound. Marito hasn’t strayed from his passion of collaboration and the original melding of sounds, cultures, talents, instruments, and genres creating a connection between people and continents. The album is strongly influenced by Marito’ birth country, Portugal, and takes further inspiration from the PALOP countries, it was recorded in France, Spain, Portugal, and largely in Marques’ now-home Toronto, Canada. ‘Na Eira’ also has significant contributors from varying places in between, including; Jorge Pardo, world renowned Spanish flutist, who contributes to two-songs as well as performances from Woz Kaly, Senegalese singer, on an additional two-songs. As the composer and producer Marques’ ambitious and collective spirit are highlighted in his ability to combine the talents of international musicians.
Marito is currently recording his 4th album and releasing singles through out the year of 2021, stay tuned!
Currently living in Toronto, Marques is considered one of the most requested and versatile drummers and producers in Europe and Canada, having performed World Tours with artists in the most diverse music genres; some of which include two Grammy Winners Ivan Lins and Carlos do Carmo, Camane, the Grammy nominees Helik Hadar, Adonis Puentes, Hilario Duran and Jeff Coffin, Anna Maria Jopek, Mino Cinelu. Larnell Lewis, Gregoire Maret, The Wilderness of Manitoba, Sara Tavares, Jesse Cook etc. He is endorsed by Pro Mark, Evans, Yamaha Drums, Zildjian, Red Clay, Sontronics Microphone and Kalimba Magic.

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DISCOGRAPHY

as an artist

MARITO MARQUES
Se Fores à Quinta Nova

Music Composer, Arranger and Producer

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Na Eira

Music Composer, Arranger and Producer

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Live at Revolution

Music Composer, Arranger and Producer

MARITO MARQUES
Magic Everywhere

Music Composer, Arranger and Producer
 

DISCOGRAPHY

Selected Discography - session drummer

TAFARI ANTHONY
Remember When

Drummer and Percussionist

AFRO-PERUVIAN
Jazz Orchestra

Drummer

ANNA MARIA LOPES
Sobremesa

Drummer and Percussionist

BABAK AMINI
A New Dawn

Drummer

BARTOSZ HADALA
Three Short Stories

Drummer and Percussionist 
 

RITINHA LOBO
Joia Creola

Drummer and Co-Producer

SULTANS OF STRING
Refugee

Percussionist

THE WILDERNESS OF MANITOBA
Between Colours

Drummer

TWO TIME WINNER
State of Emergency

Drummer

YOSER
Polen

Drummer and Percussionist

MANELI JAMAL
The Mardom Moment

Percussionist and Sound Engineer

MANUEL DE OLIVEIRA
Entre Lugar

Drummer and Percussionist
 

MUDE
Trip

Drummer, percussionist, Sound Engineer, Composer and Producer 
 

PRETTY PAIN
Pretty in Pain

Drummer, Percussionist and Sound Engineer

QUIQUE ESCAMILLA
Encomienda

Drummer
 

BRAD CHEESEMAN
The Tide Turns

Drummer and Percussionist 
 

CONNOR GAINS
Compass

Percussionist 

CYNTHIA TAURO
You Know Me

Producer, Drummer, Percussionist, Sound Engineer  
 

FINGERTIPS
Fingertips 2

Drummer

LARNEL LEWIS
In The Moment

Percussionist 

HIRE ME

As one of Canada´s most in-demand and hard-working drummers, Marito Marques has made a name for himself as not only an outstanding live and sessions drummer, but a producer as well. Marito takes his recordings and productions at GMP Recording studios, a world class recording studio in Toronto.  Feel free to contact Marito for any further questions

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