Mark Guiliana | Zildjian Drum Set Artist

Mark Guiliana

Beat Music, David Bowie

Mark Guiliana has become recognized as one of the world’s leading drummers, admired and in demand across the spectrum from jazz to rock to electronic music for his rhythmic sophistication, creative impulse and individual sound. He has been in the vanguard of drummers creating a new vernacular on the instrument, blending virtuosity on acoustic drums with artfully deployed electronic beats and processing. Guiliana has chosen as Best Jazz Drummer in the Modern Drummer Readers Poll multiple times, and DownBeat has dubbed him a Rising Star in its Critics Poll. JazzTimes aptly proclaimed: “Guiliana, a technical master with a rare sense of musicality, has over the past decade become one of the most influential drummers of his generation.” Along with leading his own groups – the acoustic Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet and electronic-minded BEAT MUSIC – the drummer has appeared on a string of acclaimed recordings with others. The verve and precision of Guiliana’s drumming is prominently on display on Blackstar, David Bowie’s multiple GRAMMY Award-winning final album. Guiliana teamed with keyboardist Brad Mehldau as the duo Mehliana for the Nonesuch release Taming the Dragon, and he has also collaborated with such artists as Meshell Ndegeocello, Soundgarden/Pearl Jam drummer-songwriter Matt Cameron, guitar hero John Scofield, British singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas, bassist Avishai Cohen, and jazz singer Gretchen Parlato. Guiliana’s most recent release BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC! BEAT MUSIC! was nominated for “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album” at the 2020 GRAMMY Awards.

Mark Guiliana's setup

1.14" A AVEDIS HIHATS - PAIR

2.20" Kerope-style Crash Ride *

3.21" Kerope-style Crash Ride with Rivets *

4.20" Kerope-style Flat Ride *

* May be prototype or discontinued

Mark Guiliana

in 3

1

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

Improvising! Being in the moment and making the best music I can.

2

WORDS OF WISDOM FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF DRUMMERS

Play with other musicians as much as possible, and always put the music first.

3

FAVORITE ZILDJIAN CYMBAL/COMBO

14" Avedis Hi Hats. They work in a wide variety of musical environments.

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Photo Credits:
Profile, Artist In 3: Justin Bettman