Quickly becoming one of the most buzzed about jazz singers on the New York scene, Marianne Solivan claims, “I don’t recall having a big moment that made me like jazz. I just dug it.”
It is that same simplicity of statement with its intrinsic honesty that characterizes Solivan’s style. The infallible swing of Ella, the daring of Betty Carter, the matter-of factness of Carmen McCrae…They can all be found in the voice of Marianne Solivan, whom trumpeter Jeremy Pelt has called “the modern-day paradigm to which all singers should aspire.”
Armed with degrees from Berklee College of Music and a Master’s degree from the New England Conservatory, Solivan is as likely to pop up at jazz institution Smalls Jazz Club with a full band as she is an intimate restaurant with only a piano/guitar accompanist.
Marianne possess a voice that can be tender and sweet while still being strong and passionate. She is able to capture the audience with her honest storytelling and breaths new life into standards that are well worn. There is a very bright future ahead for this talented beauty so make sure to see her soon.