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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.

Performing 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 just released her debut 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!

If you'd like to work with Marina as a performer or teacher, please reach out via the contact form here.  Merci!  

 

 

Inner Urge Trailer

 

Inner Urge Has Been Submitted for Grammy Consideration 

My CD “Inner Urge” on Summit Records has been entered in FOUR categories for the upcoming 66th Grammy Awards!  

1. The CD has been entered for Best Jazz Vocal Album.

2. The track “Donna Lee” has been entered for Best Jazz Performance.

3. My arrangement of the title track “Inner Urge” has been entered for Best Arrangement, Instruments and Voices.

AND (drum roll, please….)

4. I have been entered for Best New Artist!

For any voting members of NARAS who are reading this, I humbly submit the above for your consideration this voting season.  First round voting begins October 11.  Thank you all so much!

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Help Us Create the Carl Saunders Songbook 

Before we lost the great Carl Saunders, he was beginning work on an album of his original songs to be sung by me. We are moving forward with this project via a Kickstarter campaign which is live now! There are many different levels of support and some VERY cool rewards available!

See the Kickstarter Campaign

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! 

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

https://www.liben.com/Proto-Piano-Concerto.html

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! ⭐️
https://www.liben.com/9241.html

Photos of the recording session with the orchestra 
https://www.liben.com/pno-conc-session-photos.html

 

 

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. www.liben.com 
 

 

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!! 

 

Feb29

Marina Pacowski Returns To The Grape

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

I love singing at The Grape! The team is extraordinary welcoming and it's a real listening room with an amazing sound. I'll have an amazing band with me -- legendary amazing drummer and friend Roy McCurdy, and equally amazing cats: Ken Wild on bass, Gary Fukushima on piano, and fiancé trombonist Scott Whitfield. The cover is only $10!

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