Vocalist, songwriter, arranger and lyricist Valentina Marino brings the sensitivity, sophistication and earthiness of her Mediterranean roots to cutting edge jazz. Her depth of feeling…touches the hearts of all who hear her...Valentina Marino's interpretation of Dorham's Blue Bossa with Lawson's lyric paints pictures of the flow of waters' life that transcend the notion of singing into a numinous expression of authentic artistry'' says Grammy nominee Janet Lawson. A musician who loves to share the magic - in the words of jazz vocalist Amy London; Creative, spontaneous: a passionate vocalist with an enormous capacity to communicate with her audience- Cameron Brown, bassist and band leader.
I have just heard a few tracks of a recording by Valentina Marino and must say it makes for fascinating listening. Furthermore, one of the tracks was one of my songs, I WANT TO PROVE I LOVE YOU, which she arranged and sang. I was impressed by the modernity of the arrangement - a totally imaginative restructuring of the song. Her musical backing was superb and totally professional - and then she touched my heart by singing my ballad, LOVE CAME ON STEALTHY FINGERS. Record companies and talent scouts should keep their eyes on this young lady, she is bound to go far.
—Bob Dorough, Songwriter/Producer/Recording Artist