Mentored by Los Angeles studio legend Carol Kaye, Panascia was the first prize winner of the 1998 Edinburgh International Double Bass competition in Scotland, and his performance credits on acoustic and electric bass include some of the most highly regarded artists on the contemporary jazz scene and beyond, such as Herbie Hancock, Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano, Quincy Jones, Bobby McFerrin, Dave Liebman, Roy Hargrove, Chris Botti, Gary Burton, Peter Bernstein, Seamus Blake, Peter Erskine, Adam Nussbaum, Alvin Queen, Lewis Nash and Tamir Hendelman. Whenever he has time off from his hectic worldwide touring schedule, Panascia can be heard performing in some of New York's most celebrated venues, as a leader of his own trio and quintet, or as a sideman with several world-renowned musicians on the scene.
Marco Panascia has been using and endorsing Markbass amplifiers since 2006. He says of Markbass: "Whether I am performing at an outdoors festival in New York City, or a concert hall in Tokyo, or a small club in Milan, Markbass always allows me to sound like my best self. The true, uncolored tone of my acoustic and electric basses always comes through. I'm proud of my longtime association with Markbass. Bravo!”
Marco Panascia, a proud Markbass endorser since the year 2005, has recently re-released his debut album "Bass Duo Live", featuring the great fellow bassist Dario Deidda, on the Bandcamp digital platform.
New York-based Markbass artist Marco Panascia will be playing a series of concerts in London and Italy during the month of October.
Marco also will be presenting a bass clinic in Piacenza (Italy) at the Milestone School of Music, on October 17.
In November 2013, New York based Markbass artist Marco Panascia will be touring in Japan with Hironobu Saito, to promote the album "Golden Circle".