My guest tonight is vocalist, songwriter, arranger and lyricist Valentina Marino.
Stephanie Jones (Metropolitan Magazine/Hot House Jazz) writes: After attending Italy's prestigious University of Music in Rome, Valentina Marino earned her BFA in Vocal Jazz Performance from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. Influenced by such creative voices as Reggie Workman, Dave Glasser, La Tanya Hall and Janet Lawson, she began performing throughout metropolitan area alongside master players Jay Azzolina, Cameron Brown, Anthony Pinciotti, Ray Gallon, Saul Rubin and Alberto Pibiri. Valentina has played Carnegie Hall, and such iconic venues as Cornelia Street Cafe, Bar Next Door, Rue B, The Kitano Hotel, Somethin' Jazz Club, The Flatiron Room, Cleopatra's Needle, The Shrine, The Garage, Zinc Bar, The Cotton Club, Cafe Noctamnulo at Pangea, Zeb's, Antique Garage and Smalls Jazz Club. She also has appeared as the special guest of The Davell Crawford Quartet at Snug Harbor in New Orleans.
In her international travels, Valentina was moved to channel some of their evolving synergy in the studio. Her debut record, PhiLOVEsophy, was conceivedthrough a creative exploration of her own fascination with the human condition. Artfully curated by Valentina, the record features her original lyrics and compositions, as well as contemporary arrangements of classic favorites from Bossa to Bowie. The personnel include the eclectic array of international artists who have supported Valentina's creative vision throughout her burgeoning career: Cameron Brown on bass, Jay Azzolina on guitar, Anthony Pinciotti on drums and percussions, Alberto Pibiri on piano and Maz Zooi on bass clarinet and alto saxophone.
PhiLOVEsophy will be available for purchase on iTunes, cdBaby and Amazon.com in early 2016.
Learn more about Valentina at http://valentinamarino.com/
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