Marlina Teich

Marlina Teich

Musicians | Instrument: Guitar and vocals | Location: San Francisco

The warmly sensuous flow of music Marlina and her band send fourth moves me into a groove I hate to leave when I go back to my day job.

—Nat Hentoff

Updated: May 2, 2023

San Francisco based Marlina Teich is a vocalist and guitarist specializing in swing, show tunes and jazz standards. Originally from New York, Marlina sings and plays the music of Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, to name a few.

Marlina has performed internationally at Sandals resorts in Jamaica; wineries in Sonoma County, California; hotels, such as Ben Swig’s Penthouse Suite at the Fairmont Hotel for the Italian Consulate; various clubs, private parties and restaurants. She did a California prison tour in the 1980s with a jazz band and was a music instructor at San Quentin prison. She has done studio work for radio commercials.

Marlina has played with a variety of musicians at one point or another including: Richie Cole, Eddie Henderson, Jimmy Knepper, Ron Crotty, Jules Broussard, Larry Hancock, Yolanda Nichols, Juanita Ellington, Art Washington, Bishop Norman Williams, and others.

Marlina can provide solo, small combo to larger band music. She respects volume levels and wishes to make your event and/or dining experience memorable, personable and thoroughly satisfying.


Louis Armstrong
trumpet and vocals
Kenny Burrell
guitar, electric
Nat King Cole
piano and vocals
Billie Holiday
voice / vocals
Lester Young



Marlina Teich Tour

Past Concerts

  Fri, Jun 9
San Francisco, CA
Marlina Teich-bernie Bagshaw Quartet
Ocean Ale House
Fri, Jun 9. 2:00 pm
  Wed, Jun 14
San Francisco, CA
Marlina Teich Trio
Le Petit Paris 75
Wed, Jun 14. 7:30 pm
  Thu, Jun 22
San Francisco, CA
Marlina Teich Trio
The Royale
Thu, Jun 22. 8:45 pm
  Sat, Jul 1
San Francisco, CA
Marlina Teich Trio
Nickies Bar & Restaurant
Sat, Jul 1. 9:00 pm
  Sun, Jul 23
San Francisco, CA
Marlina Teich Jazz Quartet
Bird & Beckett Books and Records
Sun, Jul 23. 5:30 pm
  Sat, Jul 29
San Francisco, CA
Marlina Teich Trio
Clarion Performing Arts Center
Sat, Jul 29. 2:00 pm