“You gotta love the Blues to play the Blues.
“Marco is one of the top blues harmonica players in Europe” RICHARD RAY FARRELL
"Marco Pandolfi is a rising star of Blues Harmonica. He is the italian ambassador to the Chicago Blues Harmonica tradition and He speaks that blues language fluently”
“Marco Pandolfi is a great harp player!”
“...a world class bluesman” - COLORADO BLUES SOCIETY
Marco Pandolfi’s presence on the Italian Blues scene goes back more than twenty 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, David Lee Durham, Roberto Morbioli, Luca Giordano, Paul Cox, 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.
- INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE 2006, Memphis TN – US (band category) - Top Seller CD at International Blues Challenge 2006
- DELTA GROOVE ALL STAR BLUES REVUE, Clarksdale MS – US
- 2nd ROCKY MOUNTAIN HARP BLOWDOWN 2008, Denver CO – US
- WAY OF BLUES REVUE 2008 Jackson MS - US
- INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE 2011, Memphis TN – US (solo category)
- SIMI VALLEY CAJUN & BLUES FESTIVAL, California – US
- CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL 2012, Chicago IL – US
- FREEDOM CREEK BLUES FESTIVAL 2012, Alabama – US
- JUNIOR WELLS MEMORIAL SHOW, London UK
- SIERRE BLUES FESTIVAL, Switzerland
- EUROPEAN BLUES CHALLENGE 2014, Riga (LATVIA)
- VACHE DE BLUES, France
- AMSTERDAM HARMONICA MEETUP, NL
- LUGANO BLUES TO BOP, Switzerland
- GRAN GALA EUROPEAN BLUES CHALLENGE 2016
- BLUES'N'JAZZ RAPPERSWIL, Switzerland
- DELTABLUES FESTIVAL, IT
- ROSEDALE BLUES FESTIVAL, Mississippi US
- CODSTOCK BLUES FESTIVAL - Norway
- SUMMER BLUES BASEL, Switzerland
- NARCAO BLUES FESTIVAL, IT
- BLUES & BBQ, Germany
- Tour in Austin, TX (USA) 2017... and recording session for the CD "Homemade Wine" by Greg Izor and Marco Pandolfi
- BLIUZO NAKTYS Festival - Lituania
- Tour in France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Norway, UK, Netherlands...
Gresiblues Festival - FRANCE
Live @ Antone's, Austin TX - on stage w/ Josh Fulero, Mark Hays and Johnny Bradley (Gary Clark Jr Band)
Tremblay en France 2011 w/ Maurizio Pugno, Alberto Marsico and Gio Rossi
Berlin GERMANY w/ Stefano Ronchi
HOMEMADE WINE (2017) - Greg Izor & Marco Pandolfi -Recorded live at Homefront Studios - Austin, TX USA
LIVE (2016) - Marco Pandolfi
NO DOG IN THIS HUNT (2014) - Marco Pandolfi
CLOSE THE BOTTLE WHEN YOU’RE DONE (2012) - Marco Pandolfi - Nomination Best Self Produced CD Blues Foundation USA
STUCK ON THE BLUES (2007) Richard Ray Farrell & Marco Pandolfi - Blue Beet Record (USA)
n.25 Living Blues Charts (USA) - 38 consecutive weeks in the Roots Music Report Charts (USA)
TOO MANY WAYS (2006) - Marco Pandolfi & the Jacknives - Nomination Best Self Produced CD - Blues Foundation (USA)
STEP BACK BABY (2004)- Marco Pandolfi & the Jacknives - Top Seller CD all’IBC 2006 Memphis, TN (USA)