**New CD "SOUL SERENADE"- The Gloria Lynne Project Available Now**
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 35 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 Birdland-NYC, 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 released 6 CD's - all of which have received widespread airplay and critical acclaim. 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’s personal style provides the ultimate in cool for jazz listeners of all stripes. Her pacing is pure perfection, and her tones are full of the energy of life…A superb jazz vocal (“Soul Serenade-The Gloria Lynne Project) that you will treasure for years to come”. Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Reviews- 3/8/2018
“A striking vocalist, Diane Marino choses songs that bring out the emotional depth of her register. Her inflections make lyrics stand out in the listener’s mind”. Susan Franceson- Blog Critics, 3/22/2018
“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