09.01.16Amazing night in Ancona!
We had a fantastic night in Ancona at Adriatico Mediterranean Festival! What a festival! What a town! Fantastic to be in the line up with Goran Bregovic, Peppe Barra etc!
07.23.16Magical evening in Rome!
What a night at interNOS in Rome. I played a concert at a rooftop in central Rome. The most amazing setting, beautiful audience and a great band!
03.22.16So many things have happened!
OK, I'm been very bad with updating the news section here at my site :(
Sooo many things have happened and will be happening and I'll do a better job of updating my here. Two major things though, my group Newpoli released our new CD in 2015 and I linked to it see below. Do check it out!!! Some great playing and compositions :)
The 2nd major thing is that Bjorn and I finally mastered the CD we've been working on for quite some time now. Sadly it always had to be pushed up due to Newpoli coming out with new CD's but soon it's here!
02.10.16USA Songwriting Competition Finalist!
Super excited about the fact that Bjorn and I became finalists in USA Songwriting Competition in the World Music Category for the song Sciure d'arance!!!!
07.04.14New CD with Newpoli!
Working on a new CD with Newpoli :) New arrangements of traditional music from Basilicata + originals!!
09.13.13Newpoli's Tempo Antico
We are just amazed at all the absolutely fabulous reviews coming in on our new album. We worked so hard on this music and now it finally seem like it is paying off!
12.15.12Thank you all Newpoli fans!!!
Thanks to all the fans that came out to Newpoli's Christmas show, you were all fantastic and made it a night to remember!
Bjorn and I are getting some mixed tracks from our engineer in NY and they sound great! We can't wait to share this music with the world! More news to come on that front soon.
I am very excited to spend three days in the studio with Newpoli recording our new two CDs!! Yeah! Lots of fun!!
06.08.12Newpoli at Regattabar!
Don't forget to buy your ticket! This is going to be a wonderful show with lots of fantastic musicians!
11.07.11Musica di Natale
Our annual Christmas show is coming up again.
This year we have some guests joining us as well and the show will take place in YMCA Theatre in Central Square, a beautiful Victorian Theater located just opposite City Hall inside the Y.
Tickets are $16.
Advance tickets are recommended.
Tickets on sale at newpolimusic.com
06.23.10Bjorn Wennas & Carmen Marsico at Ryles!
Bjorn and I just came back from NYC where we recorded a new CD and we are super excited about the music and love to share it with you! We will perform music form all around the world, UK to Ireland, to Brazil, to US to Italy! From the 1200's to the 1980's!
04.29.10BC Quintet at Vernissage April 29!!
Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 8:00-10:00pm
BC Quintet will be performing soon at Vernissage Restaurant, a cozy and elegant Russian restaurant with wonderful food and drinks. Our repertoire will include our favorite jazz standards, original compositions, some creative arrangements of Italian folk music tradition, ranging from the music of Flemish composer Orlando di Lasso to ancient Italian sun chants, as well as Carmen's favorite pop songs!
at Vernissage Restaurant
1627 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445
Tickets: $15, $12 (students with ID). All ages welcome.
For reservations, please call 617-566-3340
For more info visit www.vernissagerestaurant.com
BC Quintet is:
Carmen Marsico - voice
Bjorn Wennas - guitar
Todd Marston - accordion
Kendall Eddy - bass
Austin McMahon - drums
We hope to see you there!
Carmen & Björn
03.12.10BC Quintet at ART Without Borders!
It's almost a spring concert! I like to think of it like this!!!
Björn and I will be playing with our quintet at this new venue in Harvard Square!
Come and check it out!
ART Without Borders is located at The Democracy Center
45 Mt. Auburn st, in Cambridge
Tickets $10, $5 (students)
Hope to see you there!
09.27.082008 Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival
Come and chat with me between 1 and 2pm at the JazzBoston Booth on Colombus Ave!
I'll be part of " MEET BOSTON'S MUSICIANS
This year's roster includes Leonard Brown, Dave Bryant, Terri Lyne Carrington, Jorrit Djikstra, Garrison Fewell, Ken Field, Ron Gill, Kevin Harris, Eric Hofbauer, Hiro Honshuku, Bill Lowe, Maxim Lubarsky, Carmen Marsico, Myanna, Bruno Raberg, Diane Richardson, Larry Roland, Oscar Stagnaro, Elan Trotman, and Patrice Williamson.
03.23.08Easter at The Beehive: Carmen Marsico Trio!!!
You are all invited to my show tomorrow at The Beehive! With my Trio I will be playing my favorite jazz standards and Brazilian Tunes!
03.09.08Carmen Marsico Trio at The Beehive!
This is already my second time at The Beehive and I already fell in love with the place! The atmosphere is fascinating and the food delicious!
Please come down on Sunday for a jazz brunch and some great music!!
10.05.07Newpoli in Concert!
Newpoli in concert. We are very happy to be playing at Dante Alighieri as a part of the Italian Heritage month. Watch out for our upcoming CD. It should be available in stores around the end of October.
07.25.07Summerfest Concert Series in Quincy
I'm playing with Roberto Cassan, my favorite accorrdion player.
We will be performing some amazing arrangements of folk Italian songs!
Come and see us!
The concert starts at 7pm and it's just an hour!
The address is:
Ruth Gordon Ampitheater
in Merrymount Park
Quincy, MA 02170
06.07.07Newpoli at Vernissage Restaurant
I'm very happy to announce un upcoming Newpoli concert! Unfortunately it will be not be the whole band, just seven of us, but still full of energy!
Please, keep checking for future shows futuring all nine of us.
We are working hard to get our CD out and hopefully we will be announcing a Cd release party sometime this summer!
02.21.07Carmen Marsico & Björn Wennås Quartet at Sagra in Somerville. -- Starting 2/28 at 7:30pm
Björn and I will start to perform at a new venue right in Somerville called Sagra and we'll take this opportunity to bring in some musicians that we don't get to work to often with. We will feature Roberto Cassan on Accordion and Bronek Suchanek on Bass and we will do an eclectic mix of Italian tunes and Brazilian as well as some Jazz Standards. Please come out and listen, no cover!
Hopefully this will turn out to be a regular gig, please come out and support live music!
Start date is Wednesday February 21 at 9:00pm.
02.16.07Björn Wennås & Carmen Marsico Septet at the Depot Square Gallery -7:30pm
We are happy to announce our next performance with the Septet. Please come out and join us for our upcomming performance in Lexington.
We will be performing original compositions by me and Björn as well as some very old italian songs arranged for the group. Additionally, we will also be performing songs by Tom Harrell and Brazilian composer Jovino Santos Neto.
Carmen Marsico - Voice
Björn Wennås - Guitars
Aaron Kruziki - Saxophones
Todd Marston - Accordion/Keys
Kendall Eddy - Acoustic Bass
Michael Daillak - Percussions
Miki Matsuki - Drums
02.02.07Live performance on BNN Channel 9 -- h 6:30-7:30pm
Björn Wennås & Carmen Marsico Septet will be playing live on Boston's Neighbourhood Network. We are very excited to be given a chance to perform our music in front of a TV audience. Don't miss it!
Carmen Marsico - Voice
Björn Wennås - Guitar
Aaron Kruziki - Saxophone
Todd Marston - Rhodes, Piano & Accordion
Kendall Eddy - Bass
Miki Matsuki - Drums
Michael Daillak - Percussion