Award winning Italian vocalist and songwriter Carmen Marsico hails from the mountainous and wild region of Basilicata. A dramatic landscape that also inhabits her heart and can be heard in her music. She comfortably crosses genres between the Mediterranean and contemporary jazz.

Currently best know as lead singer and front person with the Mediterranean/Italian World Music group Newpoli, she has immersed herself in the traditions of the south of Italy and tirelessly dived deeper into research of the origin of sound. Together with the group she has created a new bold direction they call Mediterranean Pulse - Ritmi della Terra (the rhythm of the earth). The group crosses time and boundaries, and incorporates traditions from all over the Mediterranean.

Her performances have been heard on radio all over the Americas and Europe. She has performed in venues and festivals such as The Library of Congress (Washington DC), CRASHfest at House of Blues (Boston, MA), Berklee Performance Center (Boston, MA), PVDFest (RI), Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago, Il), Maqam Fest (New York, Ny), Berks Jazz Fest (Reading, PA), Rhythm and Roots (Tucson, AZ), Adriatico Mediterraneo Festival (Ancona, Italy), Stanford University (Stanford, CA), New York University (New York, NY) and Santa Cruz Foundation for the Performing Arts (Patagonia, AZ) to name just a few.

She studied jazz composition and improvisation at Berklee College of Music and attended the master program in Jazz Performance at New England Conservatory, where she had the opportunity to learn from great educators like the late Kevin Mahogny, Lisa Thorson, Dave Holland, Bob “Rakalam" Moses, the late Charlie Banacos, Dominique Eade, Ken Shaphorst, Michael Gandolfi, Frank Carlberg, and Ran Blake.

She was a Grand Finalist of Massimo Urbani International Jazz Competition, Winner of the Independent Music Award for Traditional World Music, Finalist in the USA songwriting competition in the World category and recipient of multiple nominations by the Boston Phoenix for Best World Ensemble as well as from Premio Nazionale Citta' Di Loano Per La Musica Tradizionale Italiana.