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Tony Martucci (The Kennedy Center)

Tony Martucci

Tony 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, concerts, 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.

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Buck Hill, Bobby Felder, Dick Morgan, Carroll Dashiell, Tony Martucci, and Nate Najar 11/29/08: Buck Hill, Bobby Felder, Dick Morgan, Carroll Dashiell, Tony Martucci, and Nate Najar

These six musicians come together to highlight Charlie Byrd’s tenure at D.C.’s Showboat Lounge. Part of Jazz in DC, a celebration curated by Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Dr. Billy Taylor that highlights DC’s influence on the development of jazz.

Buck Hill, Bobby Felder, Dick Morgan, Carroll Dashiell, Tony Martucci, and Nate Najar

These six musicians come together to highlight Charlie Byrd’s tenure at D.C.’s Showboat Lounge. Part of Jazz in DC, a celebration curated by Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Dr. Billy Taylor that highlights DC’s influence on the development of jazz.
Tony Martucci Quintet 11/4/03: Tony Martucci Quintet

Tony Martucci Quintet delivers contemporary jazz led by Martucci, known for his interpretive drumming style and understanding of jazz traditions.

Tony Martucci Quintet

Tony Martucci Quintet delivers contemporary jazz led by Martucci, known for his interpretive drumming style and understanding of jazz traditions.
Tony Martucci 1/21/03: Tony Martucci

Hear the percussive jazz stylings of Tony Martucci, a “soloist of unusual melodic depth,” (The Washington Post) performs contemporary works for the drums.

Tony Martucci

Hear the percussive jazz stylings of Tony Martucci, a “soloist of unusual melodic depth,” (The Washington Post) performs contemporary works for the drums.
Tony Martucci 11/28/01: Tony Martucci

Tony Martucci's interpretive drum style reflects his deep understanding of the jazz tradition.

Tony Martucci

Tony Martucci's interpretive drum style reflects his deep understanding of the jazz tradition.

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