All the way from New York, don't miss Katie Martucci on her brief tour of New Zealand. Joined by renowned NZ musicians Mark Mazengarb (Guitar) & Jessica Hindin (Violin), this will be a night of world class swing, old time and gyspy jazz music.
"I'm really excited to be able to bring Katie out to New Zealand - I first saw her perform at a festival in the USA and was blown away by her voice and guitar playing!" says Mark Mazengarb, who is organising the tour.
If you like Norah Jones, Django Reinhardt, Swing or Old Time music - you'll love this show!
Hailing from the rich musical history of the Catskill Mountains in New York State, Katie Martucci grew up singing, playing fiddle and guitar. The daughter of a jazz pianist, she began performing with her father at a young age. By the first grade, she was writing her own songs and playing for tips. Her musical journeys led her to the Ashokan Western and Swing Week Fiddle & Dance Camp, vocal lessons with Laurel Masse of Manhattan Transfer, a brief stint of collegiate acapella at Skidmore College and ultimately, to the New England Conservatory. While at NEC, Katie studied voice, fiddle and songwriting in the Contemporary Improvisation Department, and had the opportunity to study with Dominique Eade, Ran Blake, Hankus Netsky, Carla Kihlstedt, and Eden MacAdam-Somer.
Mark Mazengarb is a kiwi guitarist who recently spent 7 years touring the USA full-time with American guitarist and singer Loren Barrigar. Mark has performed with many other world class musicians, including Tommy Emmanuel and Frank Vignola. (www.lorenandmark.com)
Jessica Hindin is one of New Zealand's most sought after violinists for her versatility and virtuosity. Classically trained, she has performed with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra but is also renowned for her superb improvisation - reminiscent of the great Stephane Grapelli.