Mari Rosa

Mari Rosa

 New York City, New York, USA
SoloJazzSinger/Songwriter

Schooled in NYC by heavy session musicians, Mari Rosa is a diverse singer with chops & a strong multicultural vision. Mari's Latin Jazz quartet combines the breeziness of Latin music with street wise American sex appeal. Her Singer/Songwriter project roots itself in a legacy of great lyrics, and a rich harmonic palate. Mari's EP, Bicycle Wheel, is set for a Spring 2015 release. The title track was awarded a top 5 finalist prize in the Great American Song Contest in April 2014.

Biography

Mari Rosa is an internationally award-winning multilingual singer and songwriter.  The daughter of an Italian-Argentine father and American mother, Mari polished her performance skills in clubs, colleges, and on live TV and radio in major markets all over the U.S.. She has shared the stage/studio with Scott Healy (Max Weinburg Band), Kermit Driscoll(Bill Frisell), Richie Morales(Spyro Gyra), Cachao(inventor of the Mambo), Latin Grammy award-winner Fernando Otero, Will Daily(Boston Music Awards), DelExilio, Harvie S, Don Friedman, and many others. She has earned two Latin Jazz Awards (Next Generation; Best Vocalist), songwriting awards(such as an Honorable Mention award in the Billboard Song Contest), and has been favorably compared to Astrud Gilberto and Sara Bareilles. 

In early 2015, Mari will release her first English language singer/songwriter EP, Bicycle Wheel, named after Marcel Duchamp's great work of kinetic art.  The title track has already won a songwriting award(placing in the Top 5 Singer/Songwriter Category of the 2013 Great American Song Contest). Showcasing strong lyrics, and beautiful lush arrangements, Bicycle Wheel is fresh, sweet, and scheduled for a Spring release.

Lyrics

Besame Mucho

Written By: Consuelo Velazques

Bésame
Bésame mucho
como si fuera esta noche la ultima vez
Bésame
Bésame mucho
que tengo miedo perderte
perderte después
Quiero tenerte muy cerca
mirarme en tus ojos
verte junto a mi
creo que tal vez mañana
yo ya estaré lejos
muy lejos de ti
Bésame
Bésame mucho
como si fuera esta noche la ultima vez
Bésame
Bésame mucho
que tengo miedo perderte
perderte después

Brigas Nunca Mais

Written By: Tom Jobim

Chegou, sorriu, venceu depois chorou
Então fui eu quem consolou sua tristeza
Na certeza de que o amor tem dessas fases más
E é bom para fazer as pazes, mas
Depois fui eu quem dela precisou
E ela então me socorreu
E o nosso amor mostrou que veio prá ficar
Mais uma vez por toda a vida
Bom é mesmo amar em paz
Brigas nunca mais

Discography

Current airplay in Miami on Love 94 FM, WDNA and WLRN NPR News Miami; in Connecticut on WVOF 88.5FM Fairfield, and WPKN 89.5FM Bridgeport; in California on 104.7FM Radio Los Angeles; and on the web on myradio.com.

"Bicycle Wheel," 2014

"Honeyspot," 2008 

Set List

The breakdown of the setlist is generally as follows:
90% originals such as the MP3s in our EPK, and select re-interpreted covers.