NOW ACCEPTING GUITAR STUDENTS!!
"Listened to your new cd several times, Marlina - love your sound!"
- Mundell Lowe, guitarist w/ Andre Previn, Billie Holiday, Ray Brown, Charlie Parker.
"You swing, swing, swing!!" Donald "Duck" Bailey, drummer w/ Jimmy Smith, Sarah Vaughn, Carmen MacRae, etc.
Originally from New York City via birthplace, Bayonne, New Jersey, Marlina plays solo, duo and combo in various musical situations - concert or dance music, background restaurant style, or whatever the event calls for. Some of the players Marlina has either recorded or performed with: Jules Broussard, Danny Armstrong, Mel Martin, Richie Cole, Junius Simmons, Jeff Chambers, Eddie Marshall, Donald "Duck" Bailey, Si Perkoff, Eddie Henderson, Ylonda Nichols, Juanita Ellington, and Dave Black, drummer for Duke Ellington. She also has a mostly women's jazz band called the San Francisco Beats which includes Randy Craig, Mandy Flowers, and Katrine Spang-Hanssen.
All songs on the cd "My Love Waits There" were recorded with an Eastman El Rey Deluxe. Super lightweight and hollow guitar with no feedback. Marlina is a proud endorser of EASTMAN GUITARS.
She is also an endorser of LunchBox amplifiers by ZT. Check them out for great, full sound at a light weight and price.
Giving back to the community is important to Marlina. "For almost twenty years, I have been taking my music into hospitals, prisons and other institutions. I am the Founder and Project Director of JAZZHEIMER'S - a non-profit organization that brings jazz musicians to Alzheimer's patients in hospitals and free lunch programs for Seniors and the disabled in and around the Western Addition of San Francisco. It's a win-win situation for patients as well as the musicians." See www.jazzheimers.org. To find out how you can donate tax free to Jazzheimers, call 415-335-8599. Bass players and drummers needed to donate time.