Diane Marino

Diane Marino

Musicians | Instrument: Piano and vocals | Location: Nashville

Diane Marino’s sultry jazz vocal style that will transport you (in most pleasant fashion, I might add) to the edge of the galaxy… her pacing is pure perfection, and her tones are full of the energy of life… a superb jazz vocal that you will treasure for years to come.

—Ron Wynn, Nashville Scene

Updated: November 4, 2023

Born: October 20

**New!** Single release 11/03/23 "So In Love" Available now on all Streaming platforms

**New CD Release "I Hear Music" (2022) available on all Digital platforms and physical product online retailers-

When you combine an accomplished vocalist, pianist, and arranger all in one individual, you have the dynamic Diane Marino.

Diane was born in Manhattan, NYC. She started her early piano training of classical studies and jazz improvisation from the age of 10. Diane graduated from NYC’S ‘Famed’ High School for the Performing Arts and later received her B.M. degree from Mannes College of Music in Manhattan as a piano performance major where she studied piano with world-renowned concert pianist Murray Perahia.

In her over 35 year career, Diane has performed Great American Song Book, traditional jazz, Latin and Brazilian jazz to captivated audiences in jazz venues, performing arts centers and festivals such as Birdland, Blues Alley - D.C., Catalina Jazz-LA, Vitello’s Jazz Club - L.A., Vibrato Grill Jazz -LA, Arts Garage-Del Ray Beach, Twins Jazz-D.C., Nighttown-Cleveland, Heidi’s Jazz Club-Cocoa Beach, Trumpets Jazz Club -NJ, Germantown Performing Arts Center, The Metropolitan Room-NYC, Bethesda Blues & Jazz - D.C, Montreux Atlanta Festival, Town Point Jazz Festival, Music City Jazz & Heritage Festival, to name a few.

M&M Records Recording Artist Diane Marino has recorded six critically acclaimed CD’s. All of which have received widespread airplay and critical acclaim. Diane's  CD, "Soul Serenade"- The Gloria Lynne Project (March 16, 2018) is a celebration of the music from the great Jazz/Soul Jazz artist Gloria Lynne. Diane has recorded 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 many others.

Awards

Coffee Talk Jazz Radio Jazz Vocalist of the Year -2011


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Diane Marino: I Hear Music

Read "I Hear Music" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


"I Hear Music," from Nashville-based vocalist, pianist and arranger Diane Marino, is a twelve-track retrospective of selections--famous and not so--drawn from the Songbook, as well as being associated with such great artists as Dakota Staton, Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O'Day, and others. The opener, the rarely heard “I Hear Music," is Marino's fine upbeat take on an old Burton Lane & Frank Loesser tune from a forgetable pre-WWII film, “Dancing on a Dime" (Paramount Pictures, 1940). It is ...

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Diane Marino: On The Street Where You Live

Read "On The Street Where You Live" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone


On her second album, singer-pianist Diane Marino presents eleven tracks of standards, jazz standards and five Brazilian-oriented selections. Her preference for the latter songs reflects her fluent Portuguese. These tunes are delivered with what sounds like a more Hispanic vocal and certainly has no affectations of American vocal versions of the same material. It would the difference between hearing Jobim being sung by Gal Costa and then by Joyce. Only “Once I Loved" is performed in English. “Toucans Dance," a ...

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Diane Marino is an unusually unique talent- great pianist, vocalist and arranger”- Les Davis-Real Jazz-Sirius/XM “Diane’s personal style provides the ultimate in cool for jazz listeners of all stripes. Her pacing is pure perfection, and her tones are full of the energy of life…A superb jazz vocal (“Soul Serenade- The Gloria Lynne Project) that you will treasure for years to come”. Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Reviews- 3/8/2018 “A striking vocalist, Diane Marino choses songs that bring out the emotional depth of her register. Her inflections make lyrics stand out in the listener’s mind”

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Concerts

  Sun, Mar 3
Nashville, TN
Diane & Frank Marino
Gannons Nashville
Sun, Mar 3. 7:30 pm
  Tue, Mar 5
Nashville, TN
Diane & Frank Marino
Gannons Nashville
Tue, Mar 5. 7:30 pm
  Sun, Mar 10
Nashville, TN
Diane & Frank Marino
Gannons Nashville
Sun, Mar 10. 7:30 pm
  Tue, Mar 12
Nashville, TN
Diane & Frank Marino
Gannons Nashville
Tue, Mar 12. 7:30 pm
  Sun, Mar 17
Nashville, TN
Diane & Frank Marino
Gannons Nashville
Sun, Mar 17. 7:30 pm
  Tue, Mar 19
Nashville, TN
Diane & Frank Marino
Gannons Nashville
Tue, Mar 19. 7:30 pm
  Sun, Mar 24
Nashville, TN
Diane & Frank Marino
Gannons Nashville
Sun, Mar 24. 7:30 pm
  Tue, Mar 26
Nashville, TN
Diane & Frank Marino
Gannons Nashville
Tue, Mar 26. 7:30 pm
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The Jazz in You

From: Soul Serenade-The Gloria Lynne...
By Diane Marino