KATIE MARTUCCI
cred: Sally Rabinowitz

cred: Sally Rabinowitz

bayou baby // chance encounter

Recorded with Ben Sanders in Nashville, TN.
Written and arranged by Katie Martucci.
feat. Katie Martucci (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano) PJ George (keys, bass) Dan Holmes (drums) Chris Miller (saxophone) Ben Sanders (electric guitar, violin).

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THE LADLES HAVE THREE PART FEMALE HARMONY PERFECTED...
— Sound of Boston

...but their sound is more than that. They are an amalgamation of their respective histories and influences, blending singer-songwriting, Swing, Old-Time, and Choral music into a sound all their own. Using solely acoustic instrumentation and three voices, they create a dreamy otherworldly atmosphere that draws audiences in and demands attention. They quiet noisy bars and liven up staid concert halls. The Ladles are Katie Martucci, Caroline Kuhn, and Lucia Pontoniere. 



VIDEOS

WHAT I AM NOT  //  apartment sessions

JUVENILE  //  neighborhood sessions


 
 
 
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PRIVATE LESSONS / WORKSHOPS
contact: katharine.a.martucci@gmail.com 

Lessons and workshops available for children and adults.


SUNY New Paltz
Adjunct Professor - Applied Voice / Songwriting



BLUE BALLOON SONGWRITING SCHOOL
studio teacher

“Students at Blue Balloon Songwriting for Small People learn to write, sing, play, and record their own compositions. Our students create fantastically smart, beautiful songs, while learning how to play an instrument.”


JALOPY THEATER & SCHOOL OF MUSIC
instructor

VOCAL SWING HARMONY CLASS
Tuesdays at 7pm
Dates: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26 Make up date: 3/5

Learn to sing three-part swing harmony! Over the course of 8 weeks, students will learn several arrangements of swing tunes, drawing from the repertoire of the Boswell Sisters, the Mills Brothers and the Andrews Sisters. Working on these arrangements, students will not only learn some new songs, but will also get a grounding in some basic music theory, enabling them to hear their own harmonies and create their own parts. We will also spending some time working on vocal blend, rhythmic phrasing and improvisation/variation. Come learn the intricacies of swing harmony, and experience the joy of singing in a group! 

JALOPY JR. FOLK MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Tuesdays at 4:30pm
Dates: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26 Make up date: 3/5

Instrumental skills and technique are taught, but an emphasis is placed on how to be part of a band, how to interact and support each other, and how to solo and improvise as well as building upon repertoire. Students will also learn to sing while playing, and harmonize with other musicians. Music will be learned by ear, but sheet music and tab will also be provided. The goal of every session is a 35-60 minute final performance in the Jalopy Theatre or alternative space.

Social and cooperative group games as well as group discussions about the music are added to every lesson to enhance the experience, and allow the students to learn cooperatively. The students will have a short break during the period of two hours where they can bring a snack and interact with each other. 

Banjos, fiddles and guitars are available to rent for the course, at a cost of $50. For more information, or to register, please visit www.jalopytheatre.org or email lynette@jalopytheatre.org

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Inspired by the spirit of the Boswell Sisters and the Mills Brothers, the Tucci Swing Orchestra performs arrangements of classic swing rep with a joy that is infectious.

STARR BAR RESIDENCY

First and third Sunday of each month, 6-8PM at Starr Bar in Bushwick. Dance lesson ($15) led by Seraphina Mallon-Breiman. 

Doors open after class for a dance social at 7pm. No cover, but a $10 tip for the band is amicably enforced :)

2019 SPRING SERIES DATES
February 17
March 3 **only one date in March
April 7
April 21
May 5
May 19



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Apartment Sessions is a Brooklyn-based multimedia artist collective created and produced by Luke McGinnis, Evan Tyor, and Liz Maney.

Apartment Sessions produces bi-monthly videos, performing original arrangements/orchestrations with a rotating ensemble of NYC/New England-based pro musicians, covering our favorite artists and featuring our favorite musicians.

Apartment Sessions is centered around building a strong, diverse community through music and collaboration. Create, Love, and #resist.

LEARN MORE

Apartment Sessions in Iceland 2018
photo cred. Elizabeth Maney 

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CASCADES  allie chipkin

ALBUM RELEASE  FEBRUARY 23, 2018

Katie Martucci is the one human for whom I reserve the title “Harmony Goddess.” And I mean it. Katie’s harmonies bring rich motion, texture, color and beauty to each song they support. She has, not only a gift for a arrangement, but also a translucent, pitch-perfect voice that lends to flawless delivery of those arrangements. Katie is my go-to recommendation for all things harmony-related, especially in the Folk/Jazz/R&B/Americana realms, but I have yet to find any defined limit to the brilliance of Katie’s harmonies.
— Allie Chipkin Singer-Songwriter / Performer

Vocal harmonies arranged and recorded by Katie Martucci at VMP studio in West Hurley, NY. 

 

GLEN CANYON REDISCOVERED [film]
directed by Taylor Graham

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Taylor Graham is currently based in Salt Lake City, Utah, completing work on his National Geographic Society-supported project and documentary film, Glen Canyon Rediscovered. The film highlights water management challenges in the Colorado River Basin and explores the history and impacts of Glen Canyon Dam.

Scored by Katie Martucci, recorded with Dylan McKinstry in Brooklyn, NY.

 

SPAER

SPAER is a Brooklyn based audio/visual artist and producer.

Vocals written and recorded in New Orleans home studio 2018.

 

GLENN ECHO

ALBUM RELEASE TBD

Katie Martucci approaches music with a tenderness and respect that is rare to find. She is an exceptional singer and musician who can instantly express herself through any medium. She has an enormous vocabulary of styles and techniques that twist and meld into a unique blend. But Katie’s musicianship, her innate ability to tune her melodies and intonation to what a song calls for, is what makes it such a joy to collaborate with her. Katie brings a precise focus and sense of vision that will elevate any music.
— Glenn Echo / Nashville

 

photo credit: Louise Bichan

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SWING BAND. 

Book a live swing band for your cocktail hour or reception! Groups vary in size depending on your needs - ranging from an intimate trio to a full band with a rhythm and horn section - but always come with three-part vocal harmony reminiscent of sister trios from the swing era. 

CONTACT: katharine.a.martucci@gmail.com for rates and more information. 

 
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