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“Just Groovin”… Receiving Critical Acclaim and Major National and International Airplay
Diane’s latest CD ‘Just Groovin’ is a collection of great songs from the sixties, such as Baby I’m Yours, Yes I’m Ready, Groovin’, So Much in Love, plus eight others, that have been arranged by Diane. Along with Diane this CD features guest artists Houston Person, Kirk Whalum, Wycliffe Gordon, and Felix Cavaliere.
Great “big band” treatments as well as some contemporary ‘smooth-jazz”/pop arrangements; plus a vocal duet by Diane and Felix Cavaliere on his classic hit,Groovin’.
Diane’s debut jazz quartet CD ‘A Sleepin’ Bee’ was released in 2003 and has received national acclaim charting on the national 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 jazz 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).
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 the Mannes College of Music in Manhattan where she studied piano with world-renowned concert pianist Murray Perahia. While working towards her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance, Diane began singing with small groups in the NYC tri-state area, after graduating from Mannes, she was singing professionally 6 nights a week. It was only natural and a matter of time before she would combine her singing and piano playing skills.
Diane performed for several years in the NYC area before teaming up with bassist Frank Marino. They formed the nine member Brazilian group, ‘Som Brasileiro’ (Sounds of Brazil) and have performed at numerous jazz festivals, venues and concerts in the Southeast sharing the bill with artists such as Tania Maria, Pete Escovedo, Joe Henderson and Dr. John, to name a few. Som Brasileiro’s CD, Sounds of Brazil, is a collection of traditional Samba.
Diane has also performed at: 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, Sambuca, Café Milano, Celebration of The Arts USC
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Diane’s CD’s continue to receive airplay both home and world-wide. Read the great reviews on:www.dianemarino.com
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