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Tony Martucci

photo of TonyTony Martucci has cultivated an original and interpretive drum style that is both supportive and interactive, reflecting his deep understanding of the jazz tradition and his vast stylistic influence. He is a creatively skilled accompanist and a soloist of unusual melodic depth. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Tony's professional career began over 25 years ago. During that time he has performed in clubs, converts, festivals, on television and recorded with some of the greatest names in music both in this country and abroad. A partial list of his credits include work with the following musicians: Mose Allison, Gary Burton, Charlie Byrd, Eddie Daniels, George Garzone, Joe Henderson, Fred Hersch, Steve Kessler, The Jose Limon Dance Company, Joe Lovano, James Moody, Don Patterson, Dewey Redman, Joshua Redman, Sonny Stitt, Dave Valentin, Kenny Werner and Glenn Wilson. Tony is also a member of the Russian-American joint venture jazz group "Partners In Time" (formerly known as "Jazznost") photo of Tonyfounded in 1990 by Louis Scherr. The group has recorded two Albums on CD, toured and performed at concerts in the US, Russia, Canada and throughout Europe. Tony Also formed a co-op trio with fellow Washingtonians, pianist Louis Scherr and bassist Tommy Cecil. Together the trio has delighted audiences at concerts and festivals on four continents, including performances at the Monterey Jazz Festival and the North Seas Jazz festival. Their recording, "Warm Valley" which featured Joe Henderson, was awarded four stars in Down Beat Magazine.

He is also known as a leader of his own ensembles and in 1980 released his first recording "Earth Tones" on Sound Judgement Records. Earth Tones has enjoyed praise all over the world by jazz fans and critics alike and was included in the top ten favorite recordings of 1990 by the critics of Jazz Times Magazine. In 1994, Tony's long awaited second release titled "Collage" was greeted with similar praise. Tony continues to be much in demand as a leader and as a sideman. In addition to leading his own dynamic bands, Tony continues his long time associations, touring, recording, and performing in concerts with Mose Allison, Fred Hersch, Jon Metzger, Partners In Time and Glenn Wilson, as well as being a free-lance collaborator on other projects too numerous to mention here.


Earth Tones featuring the Tony Martucci Quintet

Tony Martucci - drums
Marc Copland - piano
Joe Lavano - sax
Ellery Eskelin - sax
Drew Gress - bass
song list

1. Leed-Lee-Yah
2. Eronel
3. Tekke
4. Two Mouth
5. Monk's Mood
6. Cyclic Episode
7. Le Sei Rose Di Maria
8. Whirlwind
titleEarth Tones
Collage featuring the Tony Martucci Quintet

Tony Martucci - drums
Marc Copland - piano
Ellery Eskelin - sax
Tim Hagans - trumpet
Drew Gress - bass
 song list

1. Il Figlio Dello Scarpaio
2. Squaty Roo
3. You Don't Know What Love Is
4. The Mystery Song
5. Away
6. Off The Wagon
7. Soul Eyes
8. Seurat
9. Here At The Bottom
10. What's Going On


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Tony Martucci
3200 Valley Lane
Falls Church, VA 22044

Tel: (703) 534-8974
E-mail: tmartuccidrums at gmail dot com