When you combine an accomplished vocalist, pianist, and arranger all in one individual, you have the dynamic Diane Marino.
Diane was born in Manhattan, NYC. She started her early piano training of classical studies and jazz improvisation from the age of 10. Diane graduated from NYC’S ‘Famed’ High School for the Performing Arts and later received her B.M. degree from Mannes College of Music in Manhattan as a piano performance major where she studied piano with world-renowned concert pianist Murray Perahia.
In her over 25 year career, Diane has performed Great American Song Book, traditional jazz, Latin and Brazilian jazz
to captivated audiences in jazz venues, performing arts centers and festivals such as Blues Alley - D.C., Vitello’s Jazz Club - L.A., Arts Garage-Del Ray Beach, 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, 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
“Diane gives a new and exciting twist to some venerable standards-Jazz in its purist form” - John Gilbert-Jazz Review
“Diane Marino Awarded 2011 Jazz Vocalist of the Year from CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio. As a jazz vocalist/pianist, Diane commands the stage and pulls the audiences right in” - Ms. Bridgette Lewis Executive Producer
“Marino has an exceptional ability to enunciate a lyric clearly, and her timing fits that of a piano player, making the
note hit just the right place for the most swinging effect” ‐ Jazz Weekly.com
“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
“Diane Marino’s rendition of my tune, “Someone You’ve Loved” “blows me away”… It’s by far the best that anyone has done… Definitely my kind of singer & pianist as well!” - Johnny Pate
"The collaboration of Marino & Person for "Loads of Love" is a winning combination and a step in the right direction for traditional jazz. A gorgeous collection of blues influenced ballads & love songs" - Eric Harabadian - Jazz Inside Magazine
“Diane Marino is a most worthwhile singer/pianist/arranger. Some of the most delicate and carefully laid back singing you’ll ever hear - Ms. Marino’s piano/vocal just can’t be bettered” Dan Singer-Singer’s Singers
“Singer/pianist Diane Marino combines sophisticated solos and elegant, expressive vocals in a distinctive and
exciting fashion. She also exceeds in another related arena: Brazilian music. Her CD's blend standards with
outstanding versions of bossa nova and samba, sung in Portuguese” - Ron Wynn - City Paper