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      Martine G. Mauro-Wade is an accomplished musician, forging an illuminous path through the modern music landscape. His expertise in performance, education, and creative development has established his place amongst global forces in the performance arts. Most recently, he has marked his return to Broadway, serving as the drum set sub in Alicia Keys' celebrated new musical, "Hell’s Kitchen," following its sold-out premiere at the Public Theater.
    Martine has made notable contributions across various musical settings. In 2022, he made his Broadway debut with the tour-de-force choreographer, Camille A. Brown, in the 7-time Tony-nominated revival of “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf.”  His collaboration with Brown extends to various residencies and workshops with her company, “Camille A. Brown & Dancers.” Additionally, Martine has held staff positions at NYU Tisch School of the Arts Department of Dance, SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Dance, and the José Limón Dance Foundation, providing improvised drum set accompaniment across a range of styles including traditional, modern, contemporary, improvisational, and Afrocentric dance.
    Following a two-year diploma program at The Collective School of Music, focusing on Drum Set Performance, Rhythmic study, and Studio Recording, Martine went on to earn a Bachelor of Music (Summa Cum Laude) in Jazz Studies from SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Music. He has been fortunate to study under master musicians, including Peter Retzlaff, Ian Froman, Kenny Washington, Vince Cherico, and Keith Carlock. With a keen interest in global music and media trends, this education, coupled with diverse coursework in media studies, set the stage for a career characterized by a broad exploration of musical styles and narratives.
    "Driven by a passion to inspire, educate, and unite, I strive to blend tradition with innovation, creating music that transcends boundaries and connects us with culture in its purest form. My focus remains on contributing to a global dialogue through the universal language of music, reflecting a world where art serves the communities it represents."

 

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22 GZ, For Colored Girls on Broadway, Madison McFerrin, Jerk, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Trae Sheehan, Strawberry Blonde, Jules Olson, Yancy Abril, Everything Covered Band, Rachel Shaps, Mango Kim,

José Limón Dance Foundation, Purchase Dance Company, Abrielle Scharff, David DeJesus’ Latin Jazz Orchestra at Purchase College Conservatory of Music, Amori, Lilli Mure, Gabby Z,

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