Mad Satta

Mad Satta

 New York City, New York, USA
BandJazzSoul

Mad Satta is the forefront of a new movement in Soul and R&B music. Led by vocalist Joanna Teters, this eclectic, eight-piece band merges elements of old-school soul with hip-hop, rock, and jazz creating an original sound that has been turning heads since it's inception.

Biography

Mad Satta is the forefront of a new movement in Soul and R&B music. This eclectic, eight-piece band merges elements of old-school soul with hip-hop, rock, and jazz creating an original sound that has been turning heads since it's inception. Founded by vocalist Joanna Teters and bassist Ben Carr in 2010, Mad Satta has assembled some of the most-promising young musicians from New England's Tri-State area to produce a powerful, unforgettable performance.
Joanna Teters confidently fronts the band with grace and depth of soul beyond her years, with her own musical roots deep in funk, reggae and jazz. She is joined by bass player and principle composer for the group, Ben Carr, keyboardist Kevin Theodore (Ever Forthright, Soul Understated), standout Connecticut guitarist Ted Morcaldi and multi-instrumentalist and drummer Zane West. In June of 2012, by adding Collin Wade on alto sax, Eric Zeiser on trumpet and Jason Fitch on tenor sax, Mad Satta took their sound to the next level. Having already appeared at venues such as The Bitter End, 92YTribeca, The Bowery Electric, DROM, Café 939 and The Falcon, they have caught the eye of many—from legendary musicians to young children, and everyone in between.

Mad Satta’s newest self-titled EP, released in June 2012, is infectious, fresh and soulful. From the opening track, “Red Box,” Carr’s popping bass lines, Morcaldi’s perfectly gritty syncopated riffs and Theodore’s unique piano textures reel the listener in. Teters’ voice is the perfect glue, smooth and sensual, to tie the elements all together. This release is a five track CD, composed of excellent original music and one cover, a fresh take on an old blues tune, “Something You Got” by Alvin Robinson.

Discography

Mad Satta EP-2012