Mark Colenburg

232 – Mark Colenburg: Playing and living with intention

St. Louis native Mark Colenburg loves all facets of music and it shows. Whether he’s backing up hip hop legends like Common or Q-Tip or swingin’ behind Robert Glasper or Kenny Garrett, the Grammy winning Colenburg delivers a signature sound and performance. Mark is wise beyond his years and has a unique view on career, and playing professionally and is keenly aware of the value he’s adding to the world and urges others to be the same way.

Mark Colenburg talks about

  • Growing up in St. Louis
  • Why he moved to NYC and WASN’T looking for a gig
  • The dedication it takes to reach the highest level of mastery
  • Hobby VS Career
  • The importance of resources
  • Adding value to others
  • Creating new ideas
  • Following your passsions and managing your expectations

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Mark Colenburg Plays:

  • Yamaha Drums
  • Zildjian Cymbals
  • Remo Drumheads
  • Kickport
  • Vater Drumsticks

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