Marco Chelo is an information technology consultant, musician, entrepreneur and avid sailor.
A performance driven professional with extensive experience in IAM (identity access management). Marco is adept at maintaining, analyzing, and troubleshooting solutions for computer systems, hardware, and software by using wide range of technologies.
In 2008 Marc Mommaas and Marco Chelo founded the New York Jazz Workshop, an organization dedicated to promoting affordable jazz education in New York City. In the last 15 years the New York Jazz Workshop has become a force in the New York Music scene employing scores of musicians and offering workshops, teambuilding experiences, private lessons, summer programs and operating both domestically and internationally.
In 2021 and 2022 Marco has traveled on his 27ft sailing vessel ( Aeolus) from City Island in the Bronx to Eleuthera in the Bahamas. The over 1500 miles trip was completed over the course of 6 months , you can get a glimpse of it on Instagram
Born in Milan and raised in Rome, Marco moved to New York in 1995. Marco’s eclectic background includes owning and running a travel agency franchise, creating a web development agency, starting and operating the New York Jazz Workshop music school, creating and managing the bands “Denbaya” and “Il Collettivo” , working as a civil servant for New York State as well travelling to many countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, The Caribbean and South America.