...Mari Nobre’s voice is luscious. She knows how to use her vocal instrument to convey whatever message she’s trying to get across. She’s a torch singer of the highest order.``- D. Donloe
Mari is an explosive and sensual combination of Jazz and Latin flavor. She is a passionate, naturally gifted vocalist and songwriter who comes from a creative Latin jazz background and has worked with very well known names of the music business. A few years ago she moves to United States and becomes a member of the Screen Actors Guild working as a lead actress on some TV shows and movies, as well as commercials. She also acquires extensive experience as a voice over and works for several major projects for Random House, Living Language and many others.
Mari comes as an immigrant to United States and struggles with no family to survive and eventually succeeds staying true to herself. In New York she embraces her American life to the fullest and enriches herself with the many cultures that she is part of. She is one of the few singers who can sing in five languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French. She always shows a great versatility and stage presence. She often performs in Brazil with world known musicians currently touring with names like Djavan and Ivan Lins. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she performs with her exciting and sophisticated Brazilian jazz band “Nobresil.”
2011-Mari has released her captivating and irresistible CD “Nobresil- In Brazil” arranged by twice Grammy nominated musician and composer Jovino Santo Netos. The album “In Brazil”is played on 750 radio throughout United States as well as in Central Europe and in Italy. The band has been also the headliner performer for many festivals, including the famous Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival sharing the stage with star Bebel Gilberto who opened the show for Nobresil. The CD “Nobresil-In Brazil received the Akademia Music Award as Best World Music CD of the Year. The first single from the Cd “So Danço Samba” has been #1 recently on the KXRL & Station Affiliates charts for the month of January 2015 and held the position for an impressive period of time.
2014- Mari and her band Nobresil recently released a second album titled “Original”. A true innovation in Brazilian jazz the album featured world icons of the jazz scene and the Brazilian scene as number one flautist in the world Hubert Laws and multi awarded percussionist Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro. A compilation of original tunes written by Mari Nobre by herself and in collaboration, the CD “Original” is indeed an original and has been the most added release on the Billboard charts.
“Original” by Nobresil is the recipient of the prestigious Jazz Educator Award as Best World Music Album of the Year, Mari also received the Jazz Educator Award as Best World Music Artist of the Year. Mari’s song “Obrigada” which means “Thank You” is a positive and spiritual message of gratitude towards life and her fans who are supporting her and are making her dreams a reality. In 2014 the song received a nomination from the Hollywood Music in Media Award and in 2016 the song was awarded with the American Songwriter Award.
2015-Mari recorded as a singer on the children album “Los Animales” by Mister G which is currently nominated by the Latin Grammy as Best Children Album of the Year.
2016-Mari, after winning her 6 months battle with colon cancer, records her new live album “Live and Alive” with her stellar band: Justo Almario, Leo Nobre, Daniel Szabo and Sandro Feliciano. The album will be released on April 21st in all digital stores worldwide under Chrome Records inc.
July 31st, 2016-Mari is invited to Italy to sing with the Dean Martin’s orchestra and to receive the prestigious Dean Martin’s Award “To a versatile artist, who has accomplished the American dream with determination, promoting the high values of diversity through her songs”
November 2016-Mari’s Italian debut Latin pop single reaches n.2 on the Itunes Latin charts in front of Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin.
November 2016-Mari’s video for her single Vida reaches half a million viewers.
December 3d, 2017 Mari sings in Royce Hall (UCLA) “A Love’s Suite” with jazz legend Kenny Burrell to celebrate his 85th birthday accompanied by a 90 pieces orchestra.
December 7h, 2016-Mari and Leo Nobre debut in their own reality show about her story as an immigrant singer who returns to Italy after more than a decade. The reality show was aired on RAI Italia the Italian National TV and internationally via Satellite.
Mari is currently working in studio on her new upcoming album of original songs in Spanish “Corazon Inmigrante” to be released at the end of 2017 and a new album of Samba Jazz featuring the best Brazilian and Jazz artists of the international scene