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Two years of songwriting has culminated in Dana’s lasted album: To the Horizon. Her first album to solely feature Dana’s original songs, To the Horizon is a milestone of collaboration with famed jazz pianist and arranger Vinnie Martucci.
Recorded in Woodstock, NY, the songs touch on a variety of emotions in the human experience. To the Horizon is a deeply personal album for Dana, and features gifted musical arrangements and stellar performances by esteemed NY-based musicians.
Every song on this album has had an incredible journey. Each song starts with an idea and a melody. Soon, the lyrics become an essential part of the creation. In collaboration with an arranger and incredible musicians, the pieces become whole. I feel that this is my best work to date.
Dana Marcine is a singer and songwriter of jazz music. She is also the bandleader of Jazz It Up and the Dana Marcine Quartet.
From her beginnings in Brooklyn, NY, music has always been central to Dana’s life. Born to a musical family, Dana was constantly surrounded by the sounds of opera, classical, and popular songs, eventually earning an MS in music. She has always loved singing for family, friends and audiences in the US and Europe.
In addition to performing well known standards from the Great American Songbook, Dana composes, music and lyrics, her own acclaimed originals. A previous recording of standard and originals, So Unexpected, received outstanding reviews, recognition and airplay.
A vocalist of great versatility, Dana has performed in madrigal and a cappella ensembles, enjoyed many roles with regional and off-Broadway theater companies, graced the opera stage, and sung the national anthem on ESPN. A chance meeting and friendship with jazz great Paul Bley introduced her to the genre of jazz music. Since then, being creative in jazz is where her focus is.
Throughout this journey, Dana has had the pleasure of collaborating with respected names in jazz, and has also performed at many wonderful venues. Recently, since making Austin, TX her home, she has become an active member of the Austin jazz scene, working with many outstanding musicians including Jeff Hellmer, Mitch Watkins, and John Fremgen, among many others. In “The Live Music Capital of the World”, she has performed at a long list of great venues, including The Brass House, The Elephant Room, the Four Seasons, Austin Bergstrom Airport, and other fine clubs. Her quartet has provided music at several fundraising events for St. David’s Hospital, Zach Theater, and Austin Opera.
A recent career highlight for Dana was an incredible opportunity to experience the music and culture of Portugal. Dana was chosen by the Center for Music Connections to represent American jazz music in comparison and contrast to Portuguese fado music. A series of concerts throughout Lisbon featured the collaboration between acclaimed fado artists, Fernanda Paulo and Mucio Sa, and American jazz artists, Dana Marcine and Renato Diz. The tour concluded with a music event in Washington, DC at the Portuguese Ambassador’s residence. It was attended by a multitude of ambassadors to the US from many other countries.
What People Are Saying
Dana is an ordinary girl with extraordinary talent. She was encouraged by a jazz pianist to step out into the mainstream. So Unexpected is her response, a collection of eight originals and four covers. It is a swinging set that packs a soft punch, just the right dose for good listening. Marcine is a lady to watch.D. Oscar Groomes - O's Place Jazz Magazine
Dana Marcine will woo you with her lyricism and deep sense of pleasure. She radiates kindness and joy. You can't ask for more than that. Bravo!Sam Goodyear - Actor, Musician, Radio Personality
Dana Marcine has a lovely voice and excellent diction. The seven originals by Dana Marcine are great, and the songs tell appealing stories. A great singer and songwriter! (about Crossing Lights CD)Peter Kuller - Australia
As soon as I heard her lilting, songful first words, I knew she had a voice unlike most others. I thought I was listening to Peggy Lee. I just knew she was a singer. I love her original Long Island Serenade song... and so will others. Richard Grudens - Celebrity Profiles Publishing
It's not often you get a new jazz diva who writes her own rather than dip into the chestnuts, but Marcine is out to break the mold. A sophisticated kind of singer, she has the background and chops to assure that she's going to hit all the right notes, and she puts it all into the service of bringing her original art songs home. Chris Spector - Midwest Record Rev
Remarkable! Blessed with a great voice... a terrific voice. Dana can sing practically anything and make it irresistible.Sammy Dallas Bayes - Director/Choreographer: Musical Theater National Tours
Meet The Band
To The Horizon could not have been finished without the talent and support of this wonderful group of musicians.