Born: October 20 Primary Instrument: Piano
Diane Marino… Building Bridges Across Jazz Lines… Diane Marino- 2011 Jazz Vocalist of the Year awarded by Coffee Talk Jazz Radio…Ms Bridgette Lewis, Executive Producer Receiving Critical Acclaim and Major National and International Airplay
Diane Marino’s latest CD “Loads of Love” will be released April 9,2013. A timeless collection of songs from the “Great American Songbook”, “Loads of Love” is produced by and features the legendary saxophonist Houston Person.
When you combine an accomplished vocalist, an accomplished pianist, and accomplished arranger all in one individual, you have the dynamic Diane Marino. M&M Records Recording Artist Diane Marino has recorded, performed, and shared the stage with jazz legends Houston Person, Joe Henderson, Wycliffe Gordon, Pete Escovedo, Tania Maria, Kirk Whalum, pop music icon Felix Cavaliere and many others.
Diane has performed at Trumpets Jazz Club in NJ, The Metropolitan Room-NYC, Montreux Atlanta Festival, Town Point Jazz Festival, Music City Jazz & Heritage Festival, WorkPlay Theatre, BayFest, Jazz n’ June Huntsville, Minnetrista Cultural Center Jazz Series, Churchill Grounds Atlanta, Riverfest, Jazz In The Valley, Music Midtown, Bowling Green International Festival, The Jazz Factory, HarborFest, Main Street Jazz Festival, City Stages, Three Rivers Music Festival, Jazz Junction, Bele Chere Music Festival, Franklin Jazz Festival, Summer Lights Music Festival, Celebration of The Arts USCS, and more.
“From The Heart” (2011) clearly defines the artist. An eclectic blend of Vocal and Instrumental Mainstream, Brazilian and Latin Jazz..... Creative and refreshing arrangements....along with stellar performances by all. A definitive collection of favorite tracks – from Diane’s 3 previous CD’s, all completely re-mastered.
Having a passion to “Build Bridges Across Jazz Lines”, Diane arranged and blended the elements of contemporary, traditional, smooth and Latin jazz with great pop standards from the sixties. This creative mosaic of music led to Diane’s ‘Just Groovin’ CD in 2008. Critically acclaimed, “‘Just Groovin’ is a stellar collection featuring twelve wonderful re-interpretations of pop standards from the sixties. These are not copies of other versions. Diane's fantastic voice and arranging is a breath of fresh air for these tunes, reminding us once again that a great song can be interpreted in any number of styles”… Bob Perry – The Penthouse Radio.
Diane’s debut jazz quartet CD ‘A Sleepin’ Bee’ was released in 2003 and has received national acclaim charting #25 on the national JazzWeek charts as well as receiving extensive radio airplay and rave reviews. This CD offers a wide array of vocal and instrumental traditional jazz standards, Latin jazz, and Brazilian jazz (sung in Portuguese).
Diane’s second CD ‘On the Street Where You Live’, released in May of 2004 has also received national acclaim charting #31 on the national JazzWeek charts and proves once again that Diane is a natural whether playing, singing, or both. This CD will take the listener to the very depths of emotions. There is a re-current theme throughout that tells stories of love, and love lost, as well as playful gems of Latin and Brazilian jazz. Diane is joined by bandmates Frank Marino (bass), Mitch Reilly (saxes/flute), and Chris Brown (drums).
Singer/pianist Diane Marino was born in Manhattan, NYC. She received her early piano training of classical studies and improvisation from the age of 10. Diane was accepted on NYC’S ‘Famed’ High School for the Performing Arts as a classical piano major. She later attended and graduated from Mannes College of Music in Manhattan where she studied piano with world-renowned concert pianist Murray Perahia.
CONTACT: M&M RECORDS FOR ARTIST BOOKINGS: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 615-673-1200 cell:615-812-1781 www.dianemarino.com
Awards:Coffee Talk Jazz Radio Jazz Vocalist of the Year -2011
Diane Marino’s new album JUST GROOVIN’ is an absolute show-stopper! classy, top-drawer stuff. I highly recommend it! - Scott O'Brien, Smoothjazz.com
Just Groovin” is a real head turner. Ms. Marino mixes the right amount of commercial appeal with an inviting splash of jazz and soulful playing for the curious ear. Thanks for dusting and polishing these classics into your great interpretations. - Bruce Pulver, Jazz Review
Singer/pianist Diane Marino combines sophisticated solos and elegant, expressive vocals in a distinctive and exciting fashion. She also exceeds in another related arena: Brazilian music. Her CD's blend standards with outstanding versions of bossa nova and samba, sung in Portuguese. - Ron Wynn, The City Paper, Nashville TN
Great variety, Jazz to the max! - Joost van Steen/Jazz&Blues Tour Radio Show, Alphen Stad FM/The Netherlands
Diane Marino sings with clarity and a pleasing ease of expression on the attractive material chosen for her recommended new jazz album, Just Groovin'. She's a class act. - Frank-John Hadley, Downbeat Critic, Downbeat
On The Street Where You Live Ms. Marino approaches these eleven songs direct and straight forward. She offers the essentials of the tunes, and gives them true interpretations. There is also infinite charm in Ms. Marino’s piano work. - Johnny Adams (All That Jazz), THE MONTERREY COUNTY POST
It’s fabulous… My prediction? “Just Groovin’” is one of the strongest vocal releases of 2008. - Dr. Mike Metheny, Radio IO
Talented Jazz vocalist Diane Marino grooves on “Groovin” with support from Felix Cavaliere, who wrote the classic‘60’s hit. Marino has the pipes, and the record’s arrangement, production and instrumentation shine. - Carol Archer, Smooth Jazz Editor, R&R (Oct 27, 2008)
On The Street Where You Live Diane Marino gives a new and exciting twist to some venerable standards and deftly performs a few relatively rare tunes”…“A Sleepin' Bee- Jazz in its purist form. - John Gilbert, Jazz Review
A Sleepin' Bee A plus for the Jazz world..very impressive. You are real Jazz. - J. Otis Williams/KSDS Jazz 88/San Diego Cal
Just Groovin brilliant re-interpretations of pop standards... some of these classic, chart-topping hits might just find their way back to the Billboard Hot 100 Diane's duet with Felix Cavaliere singing his signature Rascals tune Groovin'' -is perfect! - Bob Perry, The Penthouse Radio, NYC
A true diva; superb singer and pianist.A swinging Bossa Nova singer , very appealing voice. - Joao da Penha, Brazil Jazz Radio Host, Journalist
“Every one of the selections on Just Groovin can stand completely on their own as great pieces of music. But as a whole, the album becomes bigger than life... Beautiful vocals and out of this world arrangements and orchestrations... Utterly enjoyable from start to finish... - Paul Richards, P.D., WHLI Radio NYC
“A Sleepin’ Bee” is the most wonderful CD I’ve received this year. The Portuguese tracks are soft and wonderful. Excellent work from a wonderful vocalist and quartet. - Rafel Corbi/Radio RPEM/Spain
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