She was born in the Ukraine, she lives in Los Angeles and she sings in eight languages. Marina Kesler is that rare vocalist who qualifies as a true chanteuse, one whose multicultural bent makes her repertoire and style both provocative and unique.
A statuesque beauty with flaming red hair, Marina's striking figure matches her passion for music. Whether she's singing Mozart or Jerome Kern, Edith Piaf or Stephen Sondheim, she finds the emotions within and shares them with her listeners.
The voice that observers have called "angelic", "powerful", and "emotionally moving" had its origins in the romantic Black Sea port of Odessa. She has been singing as long as she can remember. At the age of 9,she picked up a guitar, and at 14 she graduated from Odessa's Music School. While she performed mostly Russian and European pop at first, an introduction social-protest songs opened her eyes-and ears-to the broader possibilities of music and lyrics.
Upon settling in Los-Angeles, CA in 1989,Marina discovered a whole new world of music: Broadway musicals, magical blues, soft rock contemporary ballads, Spanish romantic songs and much much more. She has performed in various venues, both public and private, for the past ten years, most recently thrilling a sellout crowd at Hollywood's legendary Cinegrill.
Marina sings in Russian, French, Italian, Spanish, Ukranian, Hebrew, Yiddish and English. Her passion, however, knows no national boundaries. "These songs have wonderful ideas", she says. "I want people to feel their true human emotions, to cry truly, to laugh truly, to reflect on themselves and their lives."
Marina Kesler has already delighted listeners on both sides of the world. Now it's your turn.