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#GermanButLatinoByHeart
Markus "Marcito" Ostfeld was born in 1985 in Germany. 
He started playing drums in the age of three and soon played in his fathers (a bass player) group. Later he studied drums and percussion at the Drummers Institute Düsseldorf and in La Habana, Cuba. His teachers were Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Ruy Lopez Nussa, Phil Maturano, Simon Phillips, Martin Hesselbach, Eric Harings, Douglas Sides, Manni von Bohr or Andy Gillmann. 

Over the years Marcito got well known for his latin drumming. 
He has been touring trough Latin America, Asia and Europe and played with bands and musicians like MV Caldera, Juan Munguia, Alexander Abreu, Markus Moser, Richard Pizzorno, Ufo Walter, Nelson Müller, Mars Saibert, Francelet-Moser, VOLVER, Latin Spirit, Alex`s kept secret, Willi Meyer or Jürgen Drews. In the group of latin guitar virtuoso Stefan Glass, Marcito took over the chair from Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez. 

Markus has played on many famous jazz festivals like Bangkok Jazz Festival, Chiang Mai Jazz Festival, Guitarfestival Bienne, Singora Jazz Night Songkhla, Jazz Parade Marly, Icogne Jazz, Düsseldorfer Jazz Rally or Auvernier Jazz Festival! 

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Marcito is also giving private lessons, workshops and clinics. For example he was teaching at the Rock Pop Jazz Akademie Mittelhessen, Faculty of Fine Arts Songkhla, Faculty of Education Bunditpatanasilpa Bangkok, Chandrakasem University Chatuchak, the Music Academy Essen or Plug & Play Geldern. 
He is endorsed by Adoro Drums, Anatolian Cymbals, Rohema Percussion, Alpine Hearsafe, SkyGel Damper Pads,  Reiche Trommelbau and Hands On Drums. 

Between May 2019 and May 2020 Marcito got involved in a very special album project! The well known latin singer MV Caldera (New York) and producer Ruben Marcano Perez (Guaco), both Venezuelans, asked him to arrange and play all the drums and percussion for MV Calderas new album "reencuentro". 

It speaks for itself, if two established Latinos ask the German guy to compose the latin rhythms of their album. Release was on May 16! 
This cd is full of love, respect and friendship!

 

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During the Covid19 pandemic everything got on hold but Marcito has used this time to build a professional project studio together with his friend Manni Richter. With three recording rooms and the regie room there are many possibilities for recording (even live recording with a whole band), mixing and mastering. 

 

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In January 2023 Marcito was asked by great Italian guitar player Simone Dino Bet to join the production of the debut EP of his band "Wandermaler". A week later it was recorded in only two days and published in June. 

In September the band recorded the first half of the upcoming album, this time Markus was double booked as the drummer and recording engineer in his Westfalen Studios. The second half will be recorded in January '24, but release of the first single was already on November 10. 

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In November '23 Macito and his long time friend and Swiss Guitar player Markus Moser decided to form a new jazz trio. Both played together for 7 years, toured through Europe and Asia and recorded four albums. Eveything ended with the pandemic. 

But now they are back, composing new songs and looking forward to record a new album in summer of '24. 

More to come soon....

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