Mike Marcinowski is a Brooklyn-based drummer, percussionist, and educator. Originally from western Massachusetts, Marcinowski has been an active member of the New York City music scene since he arrived in 2013. He studied ethnomusicology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a focus on the music of the West African diaspora. He studied Malian and Guinean folkloric music with Karim Tounkara and Sekou Sylla, both in the United States and abroad. In addition to playing for dance classes, Marcinowski can be seen performing with a number of different bands and musical situations and teaching privately.