Diane Marino

Diane Marino

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandJazz

Biography

Diane Marino… Building Bridges Across Jazz Lines

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 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.

Diane’s debut jazz quartet CD ‘A Sleepin’ Bee’ was released in 2003 and has received national acclaim charting on the national 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 on the national jazz 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).

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 latest CD ‘Just Groovin’. Released August 12, 2008, it is a collection of great songs from the sixties, such as Baby Im Yours, Yes Im Ready, Groovin, So Much in Love, plus eight others, that have been arranged by Diane. Along with Diane this CD features guest artists Houston Person, Kirk Whalum, Wycliffe Gordon, and Felix Cavaliere. Great big band treatments as well as some contemporary smooth-jazz arrangements; plus a vocal duet by Diane and Felix Cavaliere on his classic hit,"Groovin."

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.

Diane’s CD’s continue to receive airplay both home and world-wide. Read the great reviews on www.dianemarino.com

Discography

Just Groovin 2008
On The street where You Live 2004
A Sleepin Bee 2003

All tracks receive national and international airplay.
Just Groovin:On Smooth Jazz Top 50 Chart

On the Street Were You Live :Charted in JazzWeek
A sleepin' Bee :Charted in JazzWeek National Jazz Chart