"From The Heart" - New release from Pianist / Vocalist Diane Marino
The whole is the sum of its parts. That statement is a principle in the science of mathematics and the art of music.
You're holding a sampling of the sum of what I'm musically about. These selections flow from my soul to your heart via
the sounds of my voice and piano. This music carries a kind of communication that words alone cannot, and emanates from deep inside me where thoughts are often expressed, and unavoidably felt.
To hear these selections, priorities from my life of musical nurturing, is to know me as I've been, and accompany me as I go in multiple directions, often onward, always upward and never backward.
I feel as though my music, although having its foundation in Jazz, is resistant to a particular branding. Following the release of my album, "Just Groovin," some people assumed I was a exclusively a smooth jazz artist. Because I'm comfortable with
Brazilian music, others later surmised I'm a Brazilian artist. Admittedly, the labels are flattering, but ultimately
restrictive. My music is diversified and it's my own, offered for my satisfaction and your edification. I might even refer to this CD as “Eclectic Jazz”. “Eclectic jazz? With this album, have I birthed a new genre? If so, it was intentional, and was the unavoidable upshot of a maverick artist, and the lovable liability of that incessant spiral onward, upward and never backward.
Diane Marino… Building Bridges Across Jazz Lines…
When you combine an accomplished vocalist, an accomplished pianist, and accomplished arranger all in one individual, you have the dynamic Diane Marino.
M&M Records Recording Artist Diane Marino has recorded, performed, and shared the stage with jazz legends Houston Person, Joe Henderson, Wycliffe Gordon, Pete Escovedo, Tania Maria, Kirk Whalum, pop music icon Felix Cavaliere and many others.
Having a passion to “Build Bridges Across Jazz Lines”, Diane arranged and blended the elements of contemporary, traditional, smooth and Latin jazz with great pop standards from the sixties. This creative mosaic of music led to Diane’s 2008 Release, ‘Just Groovin’.
Critically acclaimed, “‘Just Groovin’ 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 debut jazz quartet CD ‘A Sleepin’ Bee’ was released in 2003 and has received national acclaim charting #25 on the national JazzWeek charts as well as receiving extensive radio airplay and rave reviews. This CD offers a wide array of vocal and instrumental traditional jazz standards, Latin jazz, and Brazilian jazz (sung in Portuguese).
Diane’s second CD ‘On the Street Where You Live’, released in May of 2004 has also received national acclaim charting on the national JazzWeek charts and proves once again that Diane is a natural whether playing, singing, or both. This CD will take the listener to the very depths of emotions. There is a re-current theme throughout that tells stories of love, and love lost, as well as playful gems of Latin and Brazilian jazz. Diane is joined by bandmates Frank Marino (bass), Mitch Reilly (saxes/flute), and Chris Brown (drums).
Diane has performed at Trumpets Jazz Club in NJ, The Metropolitan Room-NYC, Montreux Atlanta Festival, 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.
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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