Italian vocalist and composer Carmen Marsico came to Boston on a scholarship from Berklee College of Music, where she studied jazz composition and improvisation with Kevin Mahogany, Bob Stoloff, Mili Bermejo, Ed Tomassi and Lisa Thorson, who would become her mentor. Carmen recently attended the master program in Jazz Performance at New England Conservatory, where she had the opportunity of studying with great educators like Dave Holland, Bob “Rakalam" Moses, Charlie Banacos, Dominique Eade and Ran Blake.

Recently called "a name to look for in the future," by the All Music Guide's Scott Yanow, Carmen performs regularly with many of Boston's most notable jazz musicians. She currently co-leads the BC Quintet performing original jazz compositions as well as creative arrangements of traditional material ranging from the music of composer Orlando di Lasso to ancient sun chants. Her music uniquely blends her Italian tradition with contemporary jazz and Brazilian music. Her debut release, ‘Sogno’, was released in 2003.

Her performances have been heard on Radio all over the US and Italy. She has performed in venues and festivals such as Berklee Performance Center (Boston, MA), PVD Fest (RI), Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago, Il), Maqam Fest (New York, Ny), Berks Jazz Fest (Reading, PA), Rhythm and Roots (Tucson, AZ), Diacetum Festival (Diacceto -Firenze, Italy), Adriatico Mediterranean Festival (Ancona, Italy).

Carmen is one of the founder and leader/singer of Newpoli, "the coolest nonet in town" (Boston Phoenix), a 9-piece band that performs music from South of Italy and originals in the style.

In 2016 she became a finalist in the USA Songwriting Contest in the World Music category for her song Sciure d'arance.

Currently Carmen is also active as a voice instructor in one of the top schools in the Boston area: Noble and Greenough School as well as Sharon Music Academy in Sharon, MA.