An alluring presence on the New York City -Hudson Valley – Woodstock scene, bassist Bettina Cataldi is renowned for her hypnotic grooves and motifs akin to such provocative pocket progenitors as Joe Dart, Esperanza Spalding, and Me’Shell Ndegeocello.
In the manner of many a millennial player, Cataldi honed her chops as a bassist / vocalist at the School of Rock in her native Long Island, interpreting the works of Frank Zappa, The Ramones, and Black Sabbath.
Cataldi made her stage debut at the age of 8, performing “Iron Man” with all of two weeks training on the instrument. Bettina considers her voice as her primary instrument – plying a bluesy retro swing disposition much like her idol Amy Winehouse.
BC works extensively with guitarist / recording artist / composer Sal Cataldi – noted for his acclaimed electro-blues-jazz fusion-indie folk Spaghetti Eastern Music, spoken-word experimental duo Vapor Vespers with the incomparable Mark Muro, among other ensembles.
Bettina Cataldi Sound & Vision:
Divine Nonchalance (Excerpt): https://youtu.be/FDqgEDc0vyg