Marco Pandolfi’s presence on the Italian Blues scene goes back more than thirty years. He has been playing in the most important events on the peninsula, winning the respect of the greatest Blues Musicians in Italy and abroad.
His performances and his recordings have been reviewed by the most authoritative magazines such as: Il Blues, Blues Revue, Soul Bag, Blues Britain Magazine...
His music is played on radio programs around the world (B.B. King’s Bluesville-XM radio USA, King Biscuit Time-Helena AK, WWOZ New Orleans, WEFT Radio-Champaign, Illinois and more).
Twice at the INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE in Memphis, TN (USA): in 2006 with his band Marco Pandolfi & the Jacknives (representing Roots and Blues Association of Parma) and in 2011 in the category solo/duo (representing MOJO STATION, Roma).
He won the italian final for the EUROPEAN BLUES CHALLENGE representing Italy on april 11&12 2014 in Riga (Latvia).
Pandolfi has performed with many notable artists such as Richard Ray Farrell, Paul Oscher, Bob Margolin, Harvey Brooks, Preston Hubbard, Enrico Crivellaro, Bob Corritore, Willie King, Tom Walbank, Roberto Morbioli, David Lee Durham, Luca Giordano, Paul Cox, Mike Sponza, Mauro Ferrarese, King Edward, Maurizio Pugno, Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry, Mickey Rogers, Umberto Porcaro, Greg Izor, Nico Duportal, Roberto Luti, Abdell B Bop among others.
Besides being a critically acclaimed harmonica player Marco is performing as a bandleader playing guitar and harmonica at the same time.
Marco has also played in Europe and the United States in a variety of clubs, such as : The Rhythm Room, Phoenix AZ; Groundzero, Clarksdale MS and BB’s in Saint Louis MO, and has participated in important International Blues Festival: Freedom Creek Blues Festival-Alabama; Rosedale Blues Festival-Mississippi; DeltaBlues, Narcao Blues -Italy; Rapperswil, St. Gallen, Blues To Bop-Switzerland; Darlington Blues Festival-UK...).
In 2008 He was the only European musician invited to the third Delta Groove All Star Blues Revue held at the Groundzero in Clarksdale, Mississippi and the special guest at the 2nd Rocky Mountain Harp Blowdown in Denver, Colorado (the previous year was the turn of Billy Branch and the following was R.J. Mischo).
He was the international guest at the Way Of Blues Revue in Jackson, Mississippi.
On February 2011, after an outstanding world-wide tour as Blues Harmonica solo player, Pandolfi returned to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in the category solo/duo representing Mojo Station (Rome, Italy) surprising the Beale Street IBC goers with a stunning guitar, harmonica and voice repertoire in the purest Spirit of Low-Down Blues.
February 2012; on the CD "Close The Bottle When You're Done" (2012) Marco sings, plays harmonica and guitar.
In may-june 2012 He played Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival (California) with The Mannish Boys sharing the stage with James Cotton, Paul Oscher, Kim Wilson, Bob Corritore, Mud Morganfield, Bob Margolin, Junior Watson, Alex Schultz and more.
He also played Chicago Blues Festival and Bentonia Blues Festival (Mississippi).
March 2014: “No Dog In This Hunt”. 11 new tracks (7 originals by Marco Pandolfi) and the guitar of Enrico Crivellaro as special guest on two songs.
April 2016: NEW CD OUT... "LIVE", recorded live at Arci Tom, Mantova (Italy).
During 2015 and 2016 Marco Pandolfi kept touring in Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, France, Germany, USA.
April 2017: italian tour with Nico Duportal
June 2017: "Homemade Wine" - new duo CD from Greg Izor & Marco Pandolfi. Recorded live in studio in Austin, TX US.
July 2017: Marco Pandolfi at BLIUZO NAKTYS festival, for the first time in Lithuania.
September 2019: "AMBROTYPE" the new CD of Marco Pandolfi for EPOPS MUSIC, recorded at Area 51 in Trieste (ITALY) and mastered at Abbey Road Studios, London UK. All songs written by Marco Pandolfi.
August 2020: "HOOTMATIC BLUES" is an album produced by Tom Walbank (Tucson, AZ) featuring Marco Pandolfi with some of the best harmonica players around: AKI KUMAR, GARETH TUCKER, JOE FILISKO, ROMAN BARTEN-SHERMAN, PAUL OSCHER, MAX CONIGLIO, PHIL WIGGINS, QUIM ROCA, TOM WALBANK, RICH MILLER, STEVE O'CONNOR, BOB CORRITORE, ANDREW ALLI and CHARLES PASI.
October 2021: NO EXPECTATION, the new album with 14 new tunes written by Marco Pandolfi!
November 2021: Two instrumentals composed and played by Marco are on LOW BLOWS FOR IDA. The album, produced by TOM WALBANK in Tucson, Arizona US includes Charlie Musselwhite, Kim Wilson, Rick Estrin, Mark Hummel, Bob Corritore and other top names from around the globe – in a charitable effort to raise funds for folks along the Gulf Coast who were devastated by Hurricane Ida last August.
Marco Pandolfi is always touring in Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, France, Spain, Germany and USA.