“In all of contemporary music, the Ladybugs are easily one of my favorite things. The emerging genre generally known as the new hot jazz, has no shortage of artists who are talented, imaginative, attractive, and ridiculously young. But even by that standard, the Ladybugs stand out as a vocal duo that is both charming and musically substantial in equal portions.” - Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal
Vanity Fair featured The Ladybugs’ leader, Martina DaSilva, in The Jazz Youth-Quake: Others on the Upswing.
“The Ladybugs’ refreshing sound and smart interpretations of early jazz tunes come as something of a revelation: light popular music from the early 1900s still has the power to enchant … The talent in this band is enormous and much fiercer than its name implies. With all due respect, no ladybug ever sounded this good.” - The New York City Jazz Record
The Ladybugs was featured in a one- hour special on NPR’s Jazz Night in America, hosted by famed jazz bassist, Christian McBride.
Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, NY
Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai, China
The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.
The Blue Note, New York, NY
The Jazz Standard, New York, NY
Birdland, New York, NY
Joe's Pub, New York, NY
The Rainbow Room, New York, NY
The NY Hot Jazz Festival, NY
The NY Winter Jazzfest, NY
The Royal Room, Seattle, WA
The Berne Davis Performing Arts Center, Ft. Myers, FL
Guilt & Co. , Vancouver, BC, Candada
Western Oregon University, OR
The Ladybugs' music features the dreamy, dulcet tones of voices and trombones. Lead by Martina DaSilva, their unique instrumentation of two lead singers (both doubling in percussion & ukulele), two trombone players, guitar, and bass allows for a lush sound that uplifts and attracts all audiences. The Ladybugs’ repertoire includes favorites from the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s, infused with country, blues, latin, and classical music. The band has received high praise for recent performances at the Kennedy Center, Jazz At Lincoln Center, the NY Hot Jazz Festival, the NYC Winter Jazzfest, and the Catskill Jazz Factory. With an uplifting sound that attracts all audiences, The Ladybugs effortlessly keep listeners smiling and moving. In September 2015, The Ladybugs released their debut self- titled album to rave reviews.
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