Feb 05, 2013

Latin-Tinged Jazz Ensemble To Perform at Columbia State

Diane Marino and Friends Visit the Cherry Theater Stage on November 10

Columbia State Community College's Lyceum Committee is proud to present Diane Marino and Friends on Tuesday, November 10 at 7 p.m. in the Cherry Theater, which is located in the Waymon L. Hickman building on the Columbia Campus. The performance is sponsored by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Columbia State Foundation.

The quartet, under the direction of Diane Marino, is a popular Nashville fixture on the Jazz scene. Currently, they perform regularly at downtown jazz hotspot, Sambuca on Wednesday nights. They performed at the Music City Blues and Jazz Heritage Festival this past summer, and have made appearances at Criallos in Franklin, and 12th and Porter in Nashville.

Diane's music has been heard across the country and throughout Canada, Europe, Australia, South America and her quartet has been featured on NPR and WPLN's Live at Studio C radio program.

Marino recorded her first CD, A Sleepin' Bee in 2003, featuring a collection of traditional, Latin and Brazilian jazz pieces which are sung in Portuguese. The release received great reviews and was on steady rotation at jazz stations across the U.S. In 2004 the quartet released, On the Street Where you Live, which charted on national jazz charts and promoted more interest in Marino. Lately, Marino has released, Just Groovin' - a collection of modern pop and jazz favorites including a classic duet with Felix Cavaliere, former leader of the popular sixties group, The Young Rascals.

Marino's ensemble is a great array of jazz musicians and includes Diane on piano and vocals, Chris Brown on drums, Frank Marino on bass, Cole Burgess and Sam Levine on sax, Mike Casteel on trumpet, Roy Agee on trombone, and Dann Sherrill on percussion.

The performance will be a blend of Brazilian Latin-tinged melodies, an informative discussion of the qualities of jazz and Brazilian music providing a little history and instruction into the methods and techniques of modern jazz, and the elegant jazz club sound of her latest pop tunes that Marino's outfit delivers in its own soulful style.

Their performance is the third in a special new series at Columbia State entitled, "Swingin' into Fall." The series features types of music not often heard on campus, a touch of pop, jazz, and blues. The series featured blues guitarist, Robert Edwards in October, oboe and double reed master, Dwayne Pigg in early November, and promises to feature pianist, Beegie Adair in December.

The performance is free of cost and open to the public. For more information about the artist visit Diane Marino's website at http://www.dianemarino.com/home.html.

For more information about this performance, contact Stuart Lenig at Columbia State at (931)540-2877 or by email at slenig@columbiastate.edu.

Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee's first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the sixth largest higher education system in the nation. For more information, please visit www.columbiastate.edu.