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 influences. He is a creatively skilled accompanist and a soloist of unusual melodic depth. Originally from Pittsburgh, Tony's professional career began over 40 years ago. After working for years in New York he settled in the Washington, DC area in the late 1980s, and has been a fixture on the DC jazz scene ever since. A partial list of his credits include work with Joe Henderson, Sonny Stitt, Dewey Redman, Joe Lovano, Fred Hersch, Mose Allison, Gary Burton, Charlie Byrd, George Garzone, James Moody, Don Patterson, Joshua Redman, and Marc Copland. He is also known as a leader of his own ensembles. His first recording, 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. His newest release is entitled Long Street Charm.