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Nancy Marano was named Top 4 Jazz Vocalists of the Year by the IAJE Journal in recognition of her performance on the critically acclaimed CD If You Could See Us Now! with Manny Albam and The Netherlands Metropole Orchestra.
Nancy has been profiled by Whitney Balliett in The New Yorker, and also by CBS Sunday Morning TV program. She has recorded Seven CDs to date as leader, and has recorded as a guest vocalist with Benny Carter and Dick Hyman. She has been a guest soloist in concerts with the Radio Big Bands of Koln, Germany and Slovenia, and sung at North Sea Jazz four times, Sea Jazz in Helsinki, Marca Jazz in Italy, and on The Norway Floating Jazz Festival. Performances: JVC Festival, IAJE, Women In Jazz at the Kennedy Center, The Alec Wilder Festival and at The Charlie Parker Festival with Benny Carter. Nancy led an accordion duo for 9 years, called Marano & Monteiro, with 2 recordings on the Denon label, and one produced by Nancy.
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Nancy Marano is a winning and highly personal interpreter of songs that are
rarely done, and sung with a poise and poignancy that makes them fresh and
emotionally vital. GARY GIDDINS
Nancy has great musicianship, sound, and time and sings with emotion. She
is one of those world-class spectacular singers. DAVE FRISHBERG
There is no superlative that overstates the way I feel about Nancy Marano's
talent. BENNY CARTER
It's one thing to have a great voice . . . it's another to know how to sing and
tell a story. Nancy knows. . . . MARILYN AND ALAN BERGMAN
Nancy is a songwriter's dream. JOHNNY MANDEL
You're Nearer is a beautiful example of Nancy's superlative work
New York Area, NY
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced students
FACULTY: William Paterson University,(14 years) Manhattan School of
Music,(20 years) Jazzmobile Workshops in Harlem,NYC (3 years-intermediate
NANCY MARANO PRIVATE JAZZ VOCAL WORKSHOPS: (14 YEARS) (1) Sessions
in Song & Swing (2) Jazz Vocal Performance - FALL SESSION, September-
December: SPRING SESSION, March thru June.
NANCY'S PRIVATE VOICE/PIANO/EAR-TRAINING LESSONS: Accepting New
All Classes with Nancy focus on The art of Critical Listening, Intonation and
Phrasing, Musicianship, Rhythmic Interpretation, Jazz Conception, Rehearsing
the Band, Performance Anxiety.
Nancy teaches internationally, clinics,workshops, concerts, etc. currently has
been writing arrangements for Jazz Choir, which she now brings to her
Master Classes, adding a new dimension to her presentations. She also writes
arrangements for other vocalists.
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