Vince Maccarone is a sought after performer and studio musician on both drum set and hand percussion. He is also a band leader, writer and conducts master classes and workshops. Vince is best known for his unique “world music” approach and is well versed in all styles of music. He has studied Jazz, African, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian rhythms and combines all of his influences into a very diverse and compelling style. His live performances display an unbreakable link between traditional music and cutting-edge contemporary. Originally from the mining town of Sudbury, ON Canada, he is based in Etobicoke, Ontario and has done tours throughout Canada, United States, Australia the Caribbean and Europe. After a 25 year absence from post secondary education, Vince earned his under-graduate Music Specialist degree from Humber College and York University with plans to eventually obtain a Master’s Degree in Ethnomusicology. Vince’s drumming and compositions have been featured on commercials for many Fortune 500 clients such as GlaxoSmithKline, Coca Cola, TD Bank and many more. Some artists Vince has worked with include: Colin Linden, Denny Doherty of The Mammas and Pappas, Deanna Bogart, Gregory Hines, Jim Belushi and New Orleans great Earl King who commented “that drummer is hot!” he also has been with Paul Reddick and The Sidemen for the past 20 years. He has shared the stage with many blues/Roots greats such as BB King, Junior Wells, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Joe Louis Walker, Maria Muldaur, John Mayall and The BluesBreakers, Koko Taylor, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Colin James and a 2 week tour backing blues legend Buddy Guy. In 2012 Vince decided it was time to step up from his usual drummer role and also show his composition and producing side. In 2013 Vince released his first solo project under the name Vince Maccarone's Los Variants. It was a way for him to work with many of his favorite established Canadian artists and a host of young talent. The CD was very well received and sold over 1000 copies. It is still played in a regular rotation on CBC's World and Blues satellite stations and on various overseas radio stations.