Tony Marino (composer, pianist, leader) has created a loyal following and not all of his listeners are jazz enthusiast. His style seems to capture listeners from other genres continuously.
To date, Tony has released eight CDs of original songs using various Latin styles of music: samba, bossa nova, frevo, tango, montuno, bolero, bebop, swing, baiao, funk and calypso to name a few.
His first CD Tony Marino & Havana Heat: The Latin Jazz Project was released January 1997. The CD debuted original jazz compositions using a variety of latin styles.
Note For Note with sixteen new original compositions was released in 1999. On this CD, Tony took a new approach. He wrote, composed and recorded all of the instruments used, himself. He literally recorded this CD note for note, hence the name!