Ralph Lalama: sax, Neal Smith: drums, Frank Marino: bass
Performing songs from the Great American Songbook, Jazz standards and Brazilian classics… When you combine an accomplished vocalist, pianist, and arranger all in one individual, you have the dynamic Diane Marino.
In her over 25 year career, Diane has performed to captivated audiences in jazz venues, performing arts centers and festivals such as Birdland-NYC, Blues Alley-D.C., Vitello’s Jazz Club – L.A., 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 five critically acclaimed CD’s. All of which have been on the National JazzWeek charts. She has recorded and shared the stage with jazz legends Houston Person, Ralph Lalama, Joe Henderson, Wycliffe Gordon, Harry Allen, Pete Escovedo, Tania Maria, Kirk Whalum, pop music icon Felix Cavaliere and many others.
“Diane Marino is an unusually unique talent… great pianist, vocalist and arranger” – Les Davis-Real Jazz-Sirius/XM Radio
Diane Marino gives a new and exciting twist to some venerable standards and deftly performs a few relatively rare tunes”… – A Sleepin’ Bee”‐
“Jazz in its purist form.” John Gilbert –Jazz Review“
“Diane Marino: A top notch vocalist who’s styling, phrasing and interpretations are definite fortes! One of the best on the contemporary scene.” “Cafe Jazz” Ted Hasiuk, Host & Producer, Café Jazz
“Diane plays grooving piano, and as for Diane’s vocal skills, she’s one of the best I’ve heard in the past several years. Her voice and phrasing are great.” Ric Bang – Jazz Scan