Marlena | New Album Release “May All Your Christmases Be White”

“Soulful, sexy and sultry this collection will take you from cocktails to dinner. Marlena’s heartfelt interpretation of Jazz, Blues and Standards is uniquely her own. Her haunting romantic vocal styling will linger long after the music ends.” Joe Joe Keys – Indie Music Plus

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Band

Talented musicians are chosen to support Marlena's vocals and genre

Varied Musicians

Longtime musical colleagues join Marlena to create the right band for each event.

Mischief

Each show is glamorous and loaded with style...and mischief

Glamour & Sophistication

We know how to have fun. Are ready for some mischief?

Casa 425 – May 3, 2017

Casa 425 – June 7, 2017

Casa 425 – July 29, 2017

Casa 425 – September 27, 2017

Casa 425 – October 18, 2017

I Just Want to Make Love to You
Interview with Jazzy Radio
  • Variety

    Jazz Standards to Amy Winehouse

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  • New Release

    My Heart to Yours

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About Marlena

Marlena’s musical influences, in part, arose from her early life growing up in the “melting pot” of Jamaica Queens, NY (the same neighborhood of Fifty Cent’s youth). As a young child, she would hear, late into the summer evenings, the soulful sound of Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Donna Summer, Cool and the Gang, Wild Cherry, and Earth Wind and Fire, as they wafted through her bedroom window, from the nearby park. Marlena irritated her sister as she would pick up a hairbrush and sing along at the top of her lungs – the beginnings of her soulful sound.

Starting at the age of 10, Marlena, the daughter of a minister, sang gospel in church, and on Saturdays performed a capella versions of the same on the mean streets of New York, drawing a crowd to whom her father preached. These experiences honed her voice, enabling her to emote and greatly connect with all that have the pleasure to hear her sing.

Developing a burning desire to escape the neighborhood of her youth, she attended the prestigious School of Art and Design in Manhattan. Eventually, she worked, modeled, and sang, while living in the artistic community of Soho, NY. This is where she developed her great versatility as a female vocalist, singing in multiple bands in and around New York City, ranging in style from garage, to funk, to torch and at venues as diverse as sticky dive bars and the famed Studio 54.

She is a rare combination of flash and class and has a mischievous approach to life that is reflected in her vocal stylings

 

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Casa 425 – May 3, 2017

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Casa 425 – June 7, 2017

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Casa 425 – July 29, 2017

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Casa 425 – September 27, 2017