John Sutherland

Vibrant and dynamic perhaps best encapsulates the vocal delivery of Diane Marino who also accompanies herself on piano. Her facility with Brazilian Portuguese (3 numbers) and her Latin treatment of such pieces as Parker’s “My Little Suede Shoes” or Benny Golson’s “Killer Joe” highlight her vocal and pianistic virtuosity. Yet, with sensitive support from that same trio (sax/flute, bass, drums), she can capture the lyrical beauty inherent in such standards as “Angel Eyes” or “You Don’t Know What Love Is”. A good balance of vocal and instrumental jazz.