Tony Marino's Latin Jazz Sounds

Tony Marino's Latin Jazz Sounds


This magnetic band performs and records original songs using various Latin styles of music: samba, bossa nova, frevo, tango, montuno, bolero, be bop, swing and calypso.


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.

Formerly known as Havana Heat, Tony continues to define his music with the area's top musicians -Dave Streeter, Tim Beeler, Larry Ford, and Dave Sapp, & John Kaplanis- under the new name Latin Jazz Sounds. This magnetic band performs both original compositions and jazz standards using various Latin styles of music: samba, bossa nova, frevo, tango, montuno, bolero, be bop, swing and calypso.

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!

"Samba De Say Party", released in 2001, is brazilian jazz with a majority of the songs being sambas. However, Tony cleverly entwines a ballad, funk, bolero, bossa nova, swing, waltz, and tango to make the listener glad they joined the party! "Samba De Say Party" is being "aired" by numerous public radio stations and continues to hold a spot on WBNI 89.1 FM's top 40 favorites playlist.

Also available is "Tony Marino's Latin Jazz Sounds" songbook which includes the sheet music of the orginal compositions (from Samba De Say Party, Note For Note, & The Latin Jazz Project) for C, Bb, and Eb instruments.

Tony newest release, "BROAD STREET", pays tribute to his "Philadelphia roots" again using familiar latin rythms.


Broad Street (2003)
Samba De Say Party (2001)
Note For Note (1999)
The Latin Jazz Project (1997)

Broad Street and Samba De Say Party have been on WBOI 88.7 (Northeast Indiana Public Radio) top 20 list. All 4 cds have received air play (WXYC. NC; WDNA, FL, WAPS, OHIO; KCLU, CA; KCSB FM, CA; KSUN 91.5, CA; WCBN, MI; WMUC, MD; KAMU FM, TX; WFIU, IN; KCBX, CA; WBOI 88.7, IN); as well as cybroradio, dmx music, and music oven.

Set List

Set list includes 85% original compositions and 15 % latin Jazz standards. Depending on venue each set will last 45min to 1hr.