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Ingo Marte



Rock, Jazz, Funk , R&B are some of the versatile sounds your hear from Ingo. Born in Worms Germany his musical influences range from Dave Weckl, Ginger Baker,Billy Cobham, Tony Williams, Grand Funk Railroad, Chic Corea, Lenny White and Marco Mendoza. At  a young age, Ingo had a strong desire to play the drums. His passion grew deeper when learning about his uncles career, a professional drummer in the 50s. Ingo owned his first drum kit at the early age of 13. During this time Ingo realized drumming is his heart and soul. At the age of 18 self taught Ingo started to pursue his drumming career. While touring Germany, Ingo played with Stairway from 1975-1977. In 1978 he played with Afrodisia, a funk fusion band, that recorded an album titled Elephant Sunrise. During that time Ingo also toured Germany, France and Spain with Atrium, a German rock band that recorded an album named Color Seed. In 1980 Ingo grooved with Soap and in 1982 he toured with Raven, a 13 piece Reggae show band. In 1983 Ingo decided to pursue his musical career in the United States. Ingo first joined Orangeman a cover and originals band in 1984. In 1986 he was the drummer for Yasgur Farm a hard rock band. In 1987 he jammed with Like 6. In 1990 Ingo joined the Tom Fox Band and in 1991 he became the drummer for Potentials. From 1992 - 1994 Ingo played with the Dream Street Orchestra, during which time he also worked a drum clinic with Ginger Baker. In 1995 Ingo decided to broaden his career and explore studio work. Ingo worked as a studio drummer with Phatrax Studios in Asbury Park, NJ. In 1997 until present Ingo joined Brian Kirk and the Jirks a #1 New Jersey premiere Coors Light Sponsored band. Having performed from Vermont to Puerta Rico, from VH1 (Cover Wars) to the Food Network the Bobby Flay Show as well as in 2001 performed with Bruce Springsteen for a Live set. When Ingo is not on the road playing you will find him with Will Calhoun as his drum tech as well as Jake Miller, Van Romaine, Papa Roach and others. Ingo's highlight and passion for music really comes together when he is actively teaching and mentoring students of all ages.

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