Axemunkee is a Boston-based, instrumental rock group featuring the guitar wizardry of Catherine Capozzi. Catherine founded Axemunkee after deciding to put her guitar and her compositions out front. The band primarily performs original compositions by Capozzi, which blend a variety of musical styles, including majestic psychedelia, hard rock, surf music, Middle Eastern music and Parisian swing.
Bring Us Your Women
BUYW is the brainchild of composer-guitarist Catherine Capozzi. It’s an international collaborative film anthology, studio album & live multi media music and dance performance dedicated to women and the pursuit of divinity and freedom. The project seeks to tell existing and re-imagined stories of historic and mythical individuals, each presenting a message of humanity that transcends gender and religion. The essence of this work expresses the power of three – unity, tolerance, hope. For live performances, each icon will be brought to life with an original composition, a narrative film and dance.
FauxMenco are Catherine Capozzi and Rafi Sofer, translating their loud and adventurous experimental electric guitar worlds to nylon string guitars. Drawing from rock, classical, flamenco, surf, gypsy, and the ambience of time & space, FauxMenco loves to explore – striving to create exciting guitar dreamscapes that are propulsive and timeless.
Darling Pet Munkee
Sea-Monkeys, X-Ray Specs, and a necklace full of soil from Dracula’s castle are among the many bizarre items that were sold in comic-book ads of yore. Garage/surf rock supergroup (consisting of Catherine Capozzi, Michael J. Epstein, and Sophia Cacciola), Darling Pet Munkee aims to tell the tales of these lost items in song.
Ziaf , the band who resurrected the music of famed french chanteuse Edith Piaf. The original line up consisted of Christine Zufferey (vocals) based in Paris, France and Boston-based musicians Catherine Capozzi (guitar), Carol Namkoong (piano), and Tamora Gooding (drums).
Edith Piaf, also known as “La Môme Piaf” (the Little Sparrow), was a poignant, heartbreaking songbird, born and raised on the streets of Paris. She sang her way through a tempestuous life of lurid affairs, unsavory associations, and drug and alcohol abuse. Piaf, discovered in 1935 by a nightclub owner, impassioned audiences with her deep expressions of romance, love, grief, and joy. She died in 1963, but her spirit lives on through generations of audiences that fall in love with her fiery music and the story of her tumultuous life.
Ziaf interprets Piaf’s music, putting a hip, engaging spin on Piaf’s repertoire that attracts a diverse audience of rock scene hipsters, curiosity seekers, and older people who remember the Piaf legend.
Ziaf toured heavily from 2003-2010 performing to capacity audiences throughout Northeastern U.S. , Europe and Asia. Enthusiastic fans, ranging in age from 18 to 80 (including some who had seen Edith Piaf perform in the 1950’s), consistently demand encores of their favorite songs at every show. They have been featured on the national radio in the U.S. with interviews and airplay on both NPR’s Here and Now news show and the BBC World Program The Global Hit. In France, they were interviewed on Serge Le Vaillant’s show, Sous les étoiles exactement on FranceInter. In addition to radio play, the band captured the attention of Zoom-Zoom Productions and was featured in the film/documentary Marguerite Monnot, Dans l’ombre de Piaf. It was released in November 2005 and broadcast on TSR1 and TSR2 (SWITZERLAND) as well as France3 Bourgogne Franche Comté (FRANCE). Georges Moustaki, famed performer and writer of Milord and other Piaf songs, had said: “Freshness, musicality, rhythm, talent, sensibility, emotion…Piaf would have loved to hear these songs “revisited” by Ziaf. A celebration that lives up to the genius of the great little lady.”