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‚ÄôS ‚ÄėFamed‚Äô 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, Blues Alley - D.C., Vitello‚Äôs Jazz Club - L.A., Arts Garage-Del Ray Beach, Twins Jazz-D.C., Nighttown-Cleveland, Heidi‚Äôs 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 six CD‚Äôs- all of which have received widespread airplay and critical acclaim. Diane's latest CD, "Soul Serenade"- The Gloria Lynne Project (3/16/2018) is a celebration of the music from the great Jazz/Soul Jazz artist Gloria Lynne. Diane 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‚ÄĚ- Les Davis-Real Jazz-Sirius/XM
‚ÄúDiane‚Äôs personal style provides the ultimate in cool for jazz listeners of all stripes.
Diane‚Äôs sultry jazz vocal style that will transport you (in most pleasant fashion, I might add) to the edge of the galaxy‚Ä¶ her pacing is pure perfection, and her tones are full of the energy of life‚Ä¶ a superb jazz vocal that you will treasure for years to come.‚ÄĚ Contemporary Fusion Reviews- Dick Metcalf, 3/8/2018 2018
‚ÄúA striking vocalist, Diane Marino choses songs that bring out the emotional depth of her register. Her inflections make lyrics stand out in the listener‚Äôs mind.‚ÄĚ Susan Franceson ‚Äď Blog Critics March 22, 2018 -
‚ÄúMarino 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‚ÄĚ ‚Äź Jazz Weekly.com
‚ÄúDiane Marino‚Äôs rendition of my tune, ‚ÄúSomeone You‚Äôve Loved‚ÄĚ ‚Äúblows me away‚ÄĚ‚Ä¶ It‚Äôs by far the best that anyone has done‚Ä¶ Definitely my kind of singer & pianist as well!‚ÄĚ - Johnny Pate
‚ÄúDiane Marino is a most worthwhile singer/pianist/arranger. Some of the most delicate and carefully laid back singing you‚Äôll ever hear - Ms. Marino‚Äôs piano/vocal just can‚Äôt be bettered‚ÄĚ Dan Singer-Singer‚Äôs Singers