Born: January 11
Award-winning Adele-Marina Wilding is a multi-talented singer/songwriter, composer/arranger and pianist. Previously based in England and Scotland, she paid her dues on the UK music scene, establishing herself as a respected singer/songwriter.
Born in Colchester, England to a Barbadian mother and an English father, Adele-Marina was raised and educated in Canada and Europe. She is a classically trained pianist and contralto whose formative influences include Robert Schumann and French Impressionist composers Claude Debussy and Gabriel Faure. Whilst in the UK, she studied vocal jazz with respected jazz vocalists-educators Angela Elliott and Louise Gibbs, and she received additional training from the Chelmsford Jazz Summer School, performing with UK luminaries Pete Churchill, Mark Lockheart, Phil Robson, to name but a few. Her studies culminated with the Diploma in Jazz and Popular Music Studies from the renowned Goldsmiths College, University of London. In Canada, Adele recently studied with international jazz vocalist Dee Daniels....
Awards2005: Inaugural Winner of the BWA Nina Simone Award (nominated again in 2008)
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