Diane Marino: singer/pianist/arranger
Loads of Love(2013) the current CD release by pianist/vocalist Diane
Marino, features legendary saxophonist Houston Person who produced the
CD as well. Timeless vocal standards from the Great American
Songbook, arranged by Diane Marino.
When you combine an accomplished vocalist, an accomplished pianist,
and accomplished arranger all in one individual, you have the dynamic
M&M Records Recording Artist Diane Marino has recorded, performed, and
shared the stage with jazz legends Houston Person, Joe Henderson,
Wycliffe Gordon, Harry Allen, Pete Escovedo, Tania Maria, Kirk Whalum,
pop music icon Felix Cavaliere and more.
Diane has performed at Blues Alley - D.C., Vitello’s Jazz Club - L.A.,
Bethesda Blues & Jazz - D.C., Le Cirque Café – NYC, Trumpets Jazz Club
in NJ, The Metropolitan Room-NYC, Montreux Atlanta Festival, The Mezz-
Charleston, SC, Germantown Performing Arts Center, The Culture Center-
Charleston WVA, 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.
Loads of Love” (2013) is the recent CD release by pianist/vocalist
Diane Marino, features legendary saxophonist Houston Person who also
produced the CD. Timeless vocal standards from the Great American
Songbook, arranged by Diane Marino.
“Loads of Love” is Diane Marino’s fifth album, all on the M&M label.
Houston Person, appears as a guest artist on the tenor sax, and more
important, has lent a creative direction as producer of the album. But
equally important here, as a producer he has a sweepingly broad
knowledge of the American popular songbook, and an approach that
focuses on the melody. This approach combines neatly with Diane
Marino’s sensibilities and they’ve known each other for several years
and collaborated before. On this album, they join together to explore
the ballads and blues. These aspects of jazz inform the best sides of
Diane’s interpretations of these standards, with her own arrangements
that puts an individual spin on the chestnuts.
Sid Gribetz - WKCR-FM NYC
Diane’s CD, “From The Heart” (2011) clearly defines the artist. An
eclectic blend of Vocal and Instrumental Mainstream, Brazilian and
Latin Jazz.... Creative and refreshing arrangements...along with
stellar performances by all. A definitive collection of favorite
tracks – from Diane’s 3 previous CD’s.
Critically acclaimed, ‘Just Groovin’ (2008) is a stellar collection
featuring twelve wonderful re-interpretations of pop standards from
the sixties. “These are not copies of other versions. Diane's
fantastic voice and arranging is a breath of fresh air for these
tunes, reminding us once again that a great song can be interpreted in
any number of styles”… Bob Perry – The Penthouse Radio.
Diane’s CD ‘On the Street Where You Live’ (2004), also received
national and international acclaim and proves once again that Diane is
a natural whether playing, singing, or both.
Diane’s debut CD ‘A Sleepin’ Bee’ (2003) This CD offers a wide array
of vocal and instrumental traditional jazz standards, Latin jazz, and
Brazilian jazz (sung in Portuguese) and received national and
international acclaim, extensive radio airplay and rave reviews.
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.
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