| Marcelo Cardozo is based
in New York City since 1999.
He is currently playing with his own
project, the Marcelo
Cardozo Trio. "Crossworld" -the trio's 2nd album-
was released in 2005. The trio
debut CD, "Wintertime"
has been released on July 2003. Both
albums feature all original
During all these years he
has been continously working as a
touring performer and recording
artist with Jigsaww (a Westchester
which is about releasing its first
album), Nhojj (with whom
he recorded "Someday
Love And Freedom" and "Soul Comfort"), Sarah DeLeo and ZiloGroove.
Also as part of his
collaborative work he got involved
with the Mitul
Mukul - two brothers from India,
now based in NY -
project. For them he recorded on the albums "Saajaniya" and "...To Kya Ho".
In August 2003 he’s been
on his 2nd European Tour with 3-0-3 and the Maggie Garbino
Quintet. He had been already
with these bands
at the 36th Montreux Jazz Festival,
Switzerland, on July 2002. 3-0-3
features Marcelo Cardozo as a guest on "Buenos
Aires Nómade", the
band's latest album.
In December 2003 he
becomes a Multicultural
Group 'Rhythm Section
Specialist' faculty, work he keeps
developing as a teaching artist in New
York City Schools.
In November 2000 he
joined the Pregones Theater
the play "Fables Of The Caribbean". In
December 2004 he's invited by
the Roadside Theater to participate in a
residency featuring original Jazz and
Bluegrass compositions from the
In March 2001 he worked
with Pregones on "Breathless Angels"
and on the
Summer Stage 2001 on "The
Ballad Of Maria Sabida". He was also
touring with this company during
the Summer Stage
2002 and 2005. In
September 2002 he attended with
Pregones to the 4th National
(National Association of Latino Arts
and Culture) in Austin, Texas,
with the play "The Black Out". In June
2003 he travelled with the
to San Antonio, Texas, to play at a
festival hosted by Jump-Start
Late in 1999 Marcelo
Cardozo got selected to join the Sharon Smith Band to play live
performances, and with whom he has
recorded two albums. With her he has
also recorded on the soundtrack of the
Danny Lerner's movie "Big
Apple", a Julius Films Production
released on April 2003.
In February 1998 he
visited New York for the first time.
There he played with local
musicians in Manhattan jazz clubs like
"Blue Note," "St. Nick's Pub,"
"Smalls," etc. Positive reviews
appeared on The New York Times, and
other local newspapers.
In October same year he was invited to
play with the Lullabop quartet
(his main project in Buenos Aires) at
Festival Of New York". The rhythm
section got completed by the local
musicians Mike Benjamin on bass and
Ron Brown on drums.
Marcelo Cardozo later continued his
collaboration with G. Raventos with
whom he recorded, arranged and
co-produced the CD "Thamgo City",
released in January 2001.
As he arrived in New York in 1999 he
joined the comedian Susannah Perlman's supporting band . One of
the shows was broadcasted by channel
"NY1" and by national and Canadian
radio stations. With the same artist
he also recorded the CD "Beating
Around the Bush".
In parallel to the mentioned
activities Marcelo Cardozo has also
part of the New York Jazz scene
performing with the trumpet player Melvin Vines
and the singers Patricia
Michelle and Sarah DeLeo,