“My new live jazz album “Live and Alive” has been released today on all digital stores!!! This concert was recorded at UCLA only three weeks after my surgery while recovering from cancer. It still remains one of the most important testimonies of the healing power of music. It is already on the top ten North America College and Community charts known as the NACC charts and has been receiving airplay by hundreds of radio stations in the States and abroad. Since music healed me I want to return the favor and donate part of the sales from the album to the children cancer research. So please help such an important cause, your download means a lot to many people who are not as lucky as you are, let’s bring awareness on this issue and enjoy Latin Jazz at its best!”
Another fantastic review from the UK magazine In Tune International of my Latin Jazz CD “Live and Alive” “Mari shines here in a spectacular nine-song concert from last
year in UCLA’s Jan Popper Theater. Mari is from Naples, Italy
and sings beautifully in Portuguese, Spanish and English.
“Chega de Saudade” (Jobim/ deMoraes) opens her concert.
Her bass playing husband Leo and Angelo Metz offer their
amazingly delightful soft flowing musical assist. “Fascinating
Rhythm” (Gershwins) contains a very sly slow verse. Mari then
completely overwhelms in her upbeat swinging vocal. Listen for
Justo Almario gorgeous flute solo here.
Ms. Nobre’s delicate take on “When I Fall In Love”
(Young/Heyman) is a standout romantic musical delight. Finally
in Spanish she interpets the standard “Frenesi” (Dominguez)
with full-fledged care. Daniel Szabo is in the spotlight here on
piano opening her very dramatic performance. Then her vocal
really builds and builds to a majestic rhythmic swing conclusion.”