Mark Pulla was born and raised in Toronto and was first intrigued by hand percussion through Latin and ballroom dancing. As an avid dancer and listener of salsa music, he was immediately drawn to the organic sound of the conga drum, typically the central component of any Latin percussion big band section. With no prior intentions of pursuing drumming at any level, Mark began his journey about 7 years ago under the mentorship of international percussionist, Mr. Joaquin Nunez, an extraordinary musician of Cuban descent who has performed with  The Canadian Tenors, Paul Anka, Sarah McLaughlin and Zucchero, to mention a few.  Since then, Mark has expanded his hand percussion repertoire to include the congas, bongos, cajon, and djembe.   Today, Mark continues to perform at corporate functions, weddings, gala events and fundraisers all over the city as a soloist as well as in duo, trio and big band ensembles.