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Mark Lamson
Sol e Mar / San Diego State University - United States


Mark Lamson is a highly acclaimed percussionist, drumset player, ensemble director, recording artist, performer, producer and educator. Mark has devoted himself to a life long study of Brazilian and Afro- Cuban percussion styles and traditions. Mark has had an opportunity to both tour and study extensively with dozens of Master drummers. With over 7 recordings and countless performances to his credit, one of Mark’s greatest achievements to date has been the creation, recording and performance of “Bata Ketu” a fusion of Brazilian and Cuban music co-created with San Francisco based percussionist Michael Spiro.

Mark is currently the director of Sol e Mar, a Brazilian music group that he co- founded in 1985. Mark performs and records with a variety of groups in southern California with styles ranging from funk to Latin Jazz. Mark serves as adjunct faculty at SDSU and leads  percussion workshops in major cities throughout the country.


Equipment Configuration

Reference Series
Root Beer Fade
22x16 bass drum
18x14 bass drum
12x8 tom
14x14 floor tom
14x5 snare drum
10x6 Mike Mangini Signature Snare

Cafe' Con Leche
Bobby Allende Signature Series Quinto
Bobby Allende Signature Series Tumba
Bobby Allende Signature Series Bongos

PRP140 Conga Reso-Plate x 3
Marc Quinones Signature Timbales
Caxia 12x4 Brazilian snare drum
Surdo 22x22
Legs & BD Adapter Kit for Surdo
Tamborim w/ quick draw mount
PPS20 foot bracket
PB900W all-fit bongo stand
PBL20 medium clave' block
PAS100 Ago-sha, Double

TC2000 tom/cymbal stand
P2000B Eliminator pedal
H2000 hi-hat stand
S2000 snare stand
D2000BR throne
C1000 straight stand