Vocalist/Songwriter Dana Marcine is featured on more than 340 radio stations nationally, from KKJZ to Jazz with Bob Parlocka. Her original songs are receiving recognition in many markets, such as Women of Substance Radio, Jazz After Hours, Radioio, and Pandora. Her talents as a vocalist have been compared to Peggy Lee.
Dana’s current recording “So Unexpected” is a collection of eight original songs and four covers. It has received critical acclaim for her abilities as a songwriter, rising to the top of many top ten jazz playlists. Improvijazzation Nation Review has listed “So Unexpected” as Most Highly Recommended, further stating that it was “for listeners who love great female jazz vocals”, and citing Dana as “someone to watch”.
Dana’s love of the jazz genre has filled her repertoire with wonderful jazz standards and songs from The Great American Songbook, in addition to her originals. She has the privilege of working with some of the most respected jazz musicians of today. Combined, the musicians have collaborated with Jaco Pastorius, Clarence Clemons, Larry Coryell, Ramsey Lewis, Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, Manhattan Transfer, Dave Brubeck and Buddy De Franco...with appearances at the MTV Awards and the Latin Grammys. Currently a bandleader and song stylist, she gains inspiration from the great artists of the past and present, performing regularly at venues across the northeast.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Dana received an M.S. in music. She has had a variety of experiences as a musician, from being part of a baroque ensemble, to gracing the off Broadway musical theater stage, where she won awards for her portrayals of The Baker’s Wife (Into The Woods), and The Countess (A Little Night Music). She has also been a concert soloist, and performed with several opera companies.