Mark Zurawinski is a Toronto-based drummer and percussionist. With an eclectic palette, and fondness for left of field music, he can be found performing in the city’s vibrant creative music scene with groups ranging from folk to free-jazz, post-bop to surf-rock, and fusions of all kinds.
Mark has performed at some of the key Canadian music hubs; the Guelph Jazz Festival the Toronto Jazz Festival, the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, SuperMusique Series, Leftover Daylight series, and has shared the stage with many internationally acclaimed musicians including William Parker, Jean Derome, Gino Robair, Martin Tétreault, and Jesse Stewart.
Originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario where he began his musical life playing with punk and indie rock bands, Mark moved south to tour and to study music at the University of Guelph. Moving to Toronto in 2007 to attend a Masters program at York University, Mark quickly became a key member of the city’s creative music scene and an in-demand musician for groups ranging from surf-rock to Balkan jazz fusion.
Mark's teachers and mentors have included Jesse Stewart, Ellen Waterman, Trichy Sankaran, Dave Clark, and master jazz drum set educator Jim Blackley.
As a teacher, Mark is currently providing professional private drum lessons to students of all ages from his home studio and also teaching group percussion classes at the Regent Park School of Music.