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Marc-Olivier «Marcol» Savoy is a Swiss drummer and composer.

After an apprenticeship in electronics he studied music at the Lausanne Highschool of Jazz, where he graduated with honours in 2006 and received the Friedlwald scholarship the same year.

From then onwards, he’s taken part in many musical projects, honing his craft over a wide variety of styles, ranging from songwriter songs to reggae, including funk, big bands, theatre perfomances, musicals, free improvisation and modern jazz.

As both a studio musician and a stage performer, he’s worked with a number of national and international acts, playing the main venues and festivals in Switzerland as well as on tour throughout Europe, Middle-East, Asia and Central America.

In 2013 he created his own music label and recording studio in which he develops more personal projects, blendig improvisation with electronic music by gradually integrating new elements to the traditional drum kit.

His new solo project combines drums and electronic devices and explores sound processing over moving pictures in the realm of video gaming

Alongside his work as a musician he’s also a committed music teacher and has developed his own drum method for 20 years.

He currently teaches at the Lausanne School of Jazz and Modern Music (EJMA).


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