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Grammy award-winning drummer/ percussionist Mark Walker (1961-) hails from "Central America" (Chicago, Illinois). He began playing drumset at age ten and played his first professional club, concert and recording gigs barely out of high school. He gained valuable experience performing an extremely wide range of styles in the Chicago area and later became a first-call session drummer and percussionist, playing on over a thousand jingles and record dates.
Since moving to New York in 1995, he has performed and recorded extensively with Oregon, Paquito D'Rivera, Michel Camilo, the Caribbean Jazz Project, Dave Samuels, Andy Narell, Lyle Mays, David Leibman, Cesar Camargo Mariano and many more. He has appeared on major television shows such as "Late Night with David Letterman", "The Rosie O'Donnell Show", "PBS presents..." and "BET On Jazz". He also appears on screen with Paquito D'Rivera in Fernando Trueba's Latin jazz documentary Calle 54 (Miramax). He has also performed at all the major jazz festivals worldwide.