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Welcome to the website of french multifaceted artist Marina Pacowski

Marina Pacowski is a french born Concert Pianist, Jazz Vocalist, and Actress.
She performs all over the world ; Marina is always eager to meet new universes and artists, rolling with her unremovable French accent, no matter what language she speaks! ;)
A vibrant and passionate artist, Marina also write her own shows that she leads in her Company of Theater and Music 
' Company 20 de la Luna ' .

She just released her debuted album as a vocalist on Summit Records with the Who’s Who of the jazz world playing with her. The CD has already garnered rave reviews! You can purchase it here on the Inner Urge page!

Welcome to her world!

Picture JJ Vertut from the show :
'Albert Cohen Variations' by Marina Pacowski
Ville d'Anglet et Scene Nationale Sud aquitain
with actors Jean-Marie Burucoa and Marina Pacowski. Director Agnes Yobregat.
Compagnie 20 de la Luna on FB

Picture JJ Vertut from the show : 'Albert Cohen Variations' by Marina Pacowski Coproduction: Ville d'Anglet et Scene Nationale Sud aquitain with actors Jean-Marie Burucoa and Marina Pacowski. Director Agnes Yobregat. Compagnie 20 de la Luna on FB


Inner Urge Trailer


Marina’s new CD, Inner Urge is available now 

Some exciting news! Marina’s new CD “Inner Urge” is available now. 

With a stunning mixture of Great American Songbook standards, bebop classics, modern jazz, and even a French song or two, the listener will be transported and transfixed by Marina’s vocal mastery and creative arranging skills from the first note to the last. 

In addition, the recording features a “who’s who” of the Los Angeles jazz scene: John Clayton, Roy McCurdy, Josh Nelson, Brent Fischer, Jon Mayer, Larry Koonse, Peter Erskine, Bevan Manson, Mike Gurrola, Carl Saunders, Nolan Shaheed, Mark Massey, and Scott Whitfield. There is also a VERY special guest appearance by East Coast tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm on the title track! 


My CD "Frank Proto's Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra" is now available for sale!! ⭐️

What an honor and pride to have been chosen by an amazing American composer to play and record his music in America and with a full and fantastic orchestra ( see link to the photos of the recording session)!! The Cd is now available for sale at the composer Frank PROTO’s website! SO EXCITING! You can also listen to an excerpt of the premiere. Virtuoso, brilliant, sensitive and deep, that’s Frank’s music!! I am really blessed and proud to play it! Take a look and a listen at his website and welcome to purchase the CD! ⭐️

Photos of the recording session with the orchestra



New duet Piano and Violin! 

I have started an exciting new collaboration with violonist Megan Shung! Stay tuned, and you can already hire us for concerts, Private events... etc! Music and Sunshine spirit are guaranteed with this new duet!!??✨????

A blast and a full house for Marina Pacowski’s Band at Jazz Under Ground/Oeno Vino last Wednesday!! 

A real blast with an electrifying evening of jazz! A burning band composed by Marina Pacowski on vocals and scat, Bevan Manson on piano, Will Lyle on bass, Kevin Van den Helzen on drums ( covering for Steve Hass, initially planned) Will Brahm, special guest on guitar ( Credits: Arturo Sandoval, Gretchen Parlato, Jane Monheit....) played the whole set with us! And last but not least, Kim Richmond on alto sax couldn’t resist to the energy of fire on stage and sat in with us for the whole 2nd set! What a band!! Smiles for the final bow in front of a Stand up ovation of the audience, packing up the room! #JazzUnderGround @Oeno Vino in Los Angeles! ??❤️?✌?? 
Being praised by my peers on stage at the end of the show and by our special guest Will Brahm who said: “Great stuff, great show Marina!”...”  Marina’s famous magic energy!” .... achieved to put a smile on my face for the rest of the night ... ☺️??



4 shows in the next 10 days, starting tonight!  

Wether singing some jazz or playing piano, I’ve got 4 exciting and different shows to come in the next 10 days! Then, I am off for France for a month! So, if you want to say hi/ goodbye, you can catch me there! So grateful and happy for this!

1) Tomorrow Monday 27th I’m honored to be invited to play piano solo for the wonderful poet Mandy Kahn, at the University of Philosophical Research at 7.30pm 

2) Wednesday 29th, singing at Jazz-Underground’s série @ Oeno Vino in Glendale 
with the amazing Bevan Manson, Will Lyle, Steve Hass, Will Brahm!  

3) Sunday February 2nd: 11.30-2pm: At the Federal Noho, in duet and invited by the incredible Will BRAHM! 

4) Thursday February 6th: on piano for a Chamber Music/sonata recital at UCI in Irvine with the brilliant Matt Hare on upright bass!  

Stay tuned, More to come when I am back in town, mid-March!!! ?????????❤️?


Marina PACOWSKI’s band at Jazz Under-Ground this Wednesday!  

I will be singing and cheerfully scatting for this performance. Inspired by the amazing musicians I am lucky to share music with:

Marina Pacowski (Vocals) band: 

Bevan Manson: Piano

Steve Hass: Drums

Will Lyle: Bass

Special guest: guitarist Will Brahm.


Major achievement of this year: My CD is out!!! Thank you, Frank Proto!!!  

?✨⭐️My new CD* is out!! This is the achievement of a 3 years project, since the prolific and amazing American composer Frank Proto, first started to write and dedicate a whole piano concerto to me!! The world premiere was last year at Meadowkark Festival ( Director: Hans STURM) with the Sybarite5 ensemble from NYC and Tyler White conductor. And last summer I had the great honor and joy to record it with a string orchestra in Cincinnati with the wonderful musicians from the Cincinnati Symphony, masterfully conducted by Michael Shertock. I am so grateful to Frank Proto for producing this CD and for being the artistic director of the project. And in the first place, I am truly humbled and honored by the inestimable present of his magnificent music to me! ?

* RED MARK Records label. 


Zen @ Liberate Hollywood- Los Angeles!  

So many wonderful performances have happened lately that I barely keep up with my website! We found our inner peace and opened our shakras up to the music and to our wonderful audience at Liberate Hollywood 2 weeks ago! With Derrick Dymalski, composer and multi instrumentalist, Dalton Yoder, on guitar and bass and composer, and myself on piano and vocals and with some original lyrics of mine. Yang and Yin harmonized well. :)


I had a blast performing in piano solo at Alliance Francaise!! 

LoI had a blast performing my piano solo recital in Mexico at the Centro Del Arte! Merci Alliance Francaise! The hall was packed up and the audience so warm and appreciative! And such wonderful hospitalit!  Happy to have had the great bassist and composer Andres Martin as my guest for one duet together! Hasta luego!! Until next time!! 


Marina Pacowski-Steve Cotter 4tet at the Lighthouse Cafe, in Hermosa Beach! 

It was a pure joy to perform for the 3rd time at the iconic LIGHTHOUSE cafe! last Wednesday! A living legend of jazz, the amazing drummer Roy McCurdy was playing with us! And without a doubt, a future legend, bassist Mike Gurrola was adding his beautiful low sounds! Steve and I, we had, one more time, a lot of fun going over some Bebop and standards tunes! Can’t wait for the next time! 

Link to the Live Recording of Frank Proto’s Piano Concerto written and dedicated to Marina Pacowski!

? Bonjour! Here is a link to the premiere of the Piano Concerto that composer Frank Proto wrote for me and dedicated to me. It was at Meadowlark festival, directed by the one an only Hans Sturm, with the Sybarite5 ensemble from NYC and the Lincoln Symphony soloists, conducted by Tyler White. I hope you enjoy! A CD Recording is to be released in 2020 with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra directed by Michael Shertock, produced and under the artistic direction of Frank Proto himself !! ?

Previous events


Jazz Concert

San Luis Obispo County Jazz Federation, San Luis Obispo, CA

Marina will be performing in San Luis Obispo. Jazz lovers throughout the Central Coast of California have joined together in an organization called the SLO County Jazz Federation, founded in 1983. The Jazz Federation supports and encourages the performance and appreciation of jazz by sponsoring live jazz performances and jam sessions. More details coming soon!

Spirit and Music Concert Series #14: Piano Love Songs

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Philosophical Research Society, 3910 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Presenting a lecture and piano solo concert by pianist, host and creator of the Spirit & Music Concert Series, Marina Pacowski. Join us for the 14th installment of this series where we explore how Spirit & Music meet in the works and lives of composers & musicians. General entrance $20. Tickets available at Eventbrite:


Marina Pacowski Band at the Grape

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The Grape, 2733 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93003

Join the Marina Pacowski band for a night of straight-ahead jazz. Marina Pacowski on vocals, Scott Whitfield on trombone, Bevan Manson on piano, Kendall Kay on drums, Santino Tafarella on bass. $10 cover at the door. The Grape is Southern California's hottest new Jazz club. Located in mid-town Ventura, it showcases A-list musicians from all over the country and the world. See more here:


Season 3 of the Spirit and Music Concert Series opens with a journey through the bewitching spells of the great American Songbook, featuring host Marina Pacowski on vocals, Bevan Manson on piano, and Mandy Kahn reciting her spellbinding poetry. Tickets available here:


Master Class: Jazz Vocal Improvisation

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Tarnos Music School, 40220 Pl. Albert Castets, Tarnos

Marina Pacowski teaches master classes focused on jazz vocal improvisation “Stage de Jazz a Tarnos” at the Tarnos Music School in Tarnos, France. It is part of the 5th annual jazz course organized by Pau Jazz in association with the Tarnos music school. See more here!


Fête de la musique 2022


The Alianza Francesa Tijuana presents a charming musical evening. French pianist Marina Pacowski and American trombonist Scott Whitfield perform a refreshing program.


Join us for Marina Pacowski's monthly series celebrating the meeting of Spirit & Music in the works and lives of composers & musicians. This month is an in-person show (also livestreamed) at the auditorium of the Philosophical Research Society. Marina Pacowski, vocalist and host, is joined by clarinetist Christin Hablevitz. Together they will perform and celebrate the works of Mozart and Schumann, as well as works from the cannon of Kleizmer music. General entrance: $20. Free for students and anyone under 18.


PRS presents a special series that explores the relationship between spirit and music by focusing on the life and context of the composers, literature that relates to the performers themselves, aspects of the instruments, and reflection on style. The special concert is being held on Manly Hall's birthday, who founded The Philosophical Research Society in 1934. Megan Shung (violin), Marina Pacowski (piano and host) and Mandy Kahn (poet in residence) will celebrate "The Soul of the Violin" in a special program featuring the works of Mozart, Elgar, Bach, Debussy, De Falla, and Monti.


Join us for Marina Pacowski's monthly series celebrating the meeting of Spirit & Music in the works and lives of composers & musicians. This month is an in-person show (also livestreamed) at the auditorium of the Philosophical Research Society. Marina Pacowski, vocalist and host, is joined by pianist Jon Mayer. The duo will perform love-themed standards from the American song book to celebrate Valentine’s day. Mandy Kahn, poet in residence, will recite some special original pieces.

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