“Diane Marino is an unusually unique talent… great pianist, vocalist and arranger”-
Les Davis-Real Jazz-Sirius/XM Radio
“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
“I love the album”(“Loads of Love”)…The audio band width is incredible, the piano performance is great, the arrangements are great and Diane’s voice is perfect. And don’t forget Houston Person. We are playing this CD!”
Saul Levine – KKJZ Los Angeles
“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 and love songs.”Eric Harabadian- Jazz Inside Magazine
“Diane Marino is a confident pianist and singer who is equally at home with ballads and rhythm tunes. If the results on this disc are indicative of the quality of her prior efforts, I plan on checking them out soon”-Jersey Jazz Journal
“Ms. Marino’s talent is quietly insistent – a half-dozen tracks in, I really began to savor the subtelty in her delivery. She’s got that knack for interpreting vocals that only comes with having lived some of this stuff, and solid chops as a pianist, to boot!.” …Doug Boynton- Girl Singers.org
“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 and love songs.”
Eric Harabadian- Jazz Inside Magazine
“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 Marino is a most worthwhile singer/pianist/arranger. She is assisted by tenor sax ace Houston Person on many of this dozen-song program for “Loads of Love”. Diane and Houston wildly propel a rousing “Get Out Of Town” (Porter). What a euphoric opening number. “It Shouldn’t Happen To A Dream” (Ellington/ Hodges/ George) contains some of the most delicate, carefully laid back, loose singing you’ll ever hear. Diane just so easily lets it all hang out. Noteworthy again is Mr. Person. Ms. Marino’s piano/vocal just can’t be bettered.” Dan Singer – “Singer’s Singers
Diane Marino “Loads of Love”… “Loads of Love” -A killer set for when you’re in the mood for some sophistication with bounce, this is first class, solid, adult listening that connects. Well done.”
MIDWEST RECORD / CHRIS SPECTOR, Editor and Publisher
“Diane’s singing and musicianship are outstanding!” Bob Collins – WRHU Jazz producer, LI, NY
“Loads of Love”-Diane Marino possesses impeccable phrasing, her voice has beautiful colors and tones and the new arrangements are lush without detracting from yet another wonderful recording from a truly magnificent vocalist and pianist”… Joe Montague- Riveting Riffs Magazine
Diane Marino Quartet returns to Twins Jazz in Washington D.C. Fri & Sat., April 10 & 11, 2015… and will perform at Germano’s in Baltimore MD, on Thursday, April 9th….Joining me for all three dates will be Greg Twombley (sax/flute/clarinet) , Frank Marino (bass) and Francis Thompson (drums). Join us if you’re in the area!
More info: www.dianemarino.com/performances
Thursday, October 23rd we’ll be at Birdland for a 6:00pm show! Joining me is: Greg Twombley: sax/flute; Frank Marino: bass, and Neal Smith on drums. For more info: http://www.birdlandjazz.com/event/679359
The Diane Marino Quartet will return to Florida -the weekend of October 10 & 11! Friday, Oct 10th @8:30 PM we return to Heidi’s Jazz Club in downtown Cocoa Beach! A wonderful venue! With me will be: Terry Meyers: Sax/Flute, Frank Marino: Bass & Stan Soloko on drums.
The next evening -October 11, 8:00PM we’ll be at Arts Garage in Delray Beach…..a most prestigious music venue in South Florida! Joining myself & Frank Marino (bass) will be: Tom McCormick (Sax/Flute) and Carlomagno Araya (drums). This will be a great evening of Jazz standards, Brazilian and Latin Jazz!
The Diane Marino Quartet performs at historic Deer Head Inn – Delaware Water Gap, PA – Friday, August 15th, 2014 @ 7PM Classic Jazz standards and Brazilian tunes! www.deerheadinn.com Diane Marino : Piano/Vocals Harry Allen: Sax Bill Goodwin: Drums Frank Marino: Bass
Diane Marino Quartet performs at Nighttown -Cleveland OH- Fri, Aug 1st @8PM……
Classic Jazz standards and Brazilian tunes!
Diane Marino : Piano/Vocals
Sax: Jim Cirillo: Sax
Zaire Darden: Drums
Frank Marino: Bass
The Diane Marino Quartet has added more performance dates -including a return to Heidi’s Jazz Club in Cocoa Beach FL (Oct 10), The Arts Garage in Delray Beach, FL (Oct 11), legendary Birdland in NYC, (Oct 23), & a return to Twins Jazz in Washington, D.C., April 10 & 11, 2015!
The Diane Marino Quartet – featuring Houston Person
Performing Friday, June 13th @ 8pm
The Paramount Arts Center -Ashland, KY “Jazz Alley Series”
The Diane Marino Quartet featuring tenor great Houston Person appears at the Paramount Arts Center Friday, June 13th @8pm for the “Jazz Alley” Concert Series
Diane Marino: Piano/Vocals
Houston Person: Sax
Frank Marino: Bass
Rick Dilling: Drums
Paramount Arts Center
1300 Winchester Avenue