Ken Dryden

Pianist and singer Diane Marino loves a wide variety of music. The New York City native studied classical piano with Murray Perahia, though her love of jazz pulled her in another direction. The chemistry of her quartet is evident on her CD “A Sleepin’ Bee” A confident singer as well, her diverse background comes across through her choice of material as well as her interpretations. She’s equally at home singing an emotional ballad such as “You Don’t Know What Love Is”, the playful “A Sleepin’ Bee”, or the original Portuguese lyrics to Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Double Rainbow”. The instrumental tracks are equally enjoyable, especially the Latin-flavored arrangement of “All Blues” and Charlie Parker’s “My Little Suede Shoes”.