The Marlene Jazz Ensemble

Based in Roslindale MA

The Marlene Jazz Ensemble will add that special "wow" to your event with unique and stylish jazz, be it a wedding, corporate function, holiday, or any kind of private party. We're versatile with our band size and instrumentation--available from solo, duo, trio to larger ensembles. Marlene is a pianist and vocalist and her ensemble performs a vocal and instrumental repertoire covering jazz, bossanova, rhythm and blues and originals, from Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra to Jobim, Sting and Aretha Franklin. Our instrumentation is varied. Most often, our clients choose a trio of piano/vocals, bass and either sax, guitar or drums, but we work with other instruments as well. And of course, we pride ourselves on our professionalism, which is why we have collected quite an impressive list of esteemed clients over the years (see below). The Marlene Jazz Ensemble is also available for instrumental-only performances.


Ms. del Rosario draws you in with an uncanny grasp of the jazz, blues and soul idioms...Like Bill Evans and Miles Davis, the silences between the notes are always as emotionally telling as the words themselves."

-UK jazz critic, John Stevenson (E-Jazz news)

Marlene has performed for international and national audiences, in private functions for former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, Mayor Menino and MA senators. She has also performed for Philippine ex-presidents Cory Aquino and Fidel Ramos and Thailand's Princess Chulabhorn. She performs in solo and ensemble settings.

Her ensemble is currently the Boston Fairmont Copley house ensemble for the exclusive Bacchanale dinner and wine series. She also performed at the 2008 Philippine International festival, Boston Arts Festivals, the famed Acton Jazz Café, Beehive and Ryles Club for the UN-sponsored benefit to remove landmines in Mozambique, Worcester First Night and Boston tv's "Fernando's Hideaway" and has appeared on Peruvian tv and concert halls. She was featured in an interview by WGBH Boston's Jazz Gallery host, Al Davis and her second CD with Blue Earth Music, "Marlene LIVE With a Little Help From Her Friends" enjoys national and Canadian airplay and features New England's best, including Greg Hopkins (trumpet), Dave Landoni (bass), Brooke Soffermann (drums) and Patrick Mottaz (guitar).

Her CDs, Crying Days and Marlene LIVE With a Little Help From Her Friends are available on itunes and other digital sites.

Here are some of our esteemed clients:

Companies and Organizations

170 Systems, Inc.
ACS Publications
Agencourt Bioscience Corporation
Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Alpi USA Inc.
Ammonusuc Inn
Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts
Berman, DeValerio, Pease, LOP
Boston Longwharf Marriott
Bullfinch Restaurant
Bunker Hill Community College
Chahara Foundation
CliffHouse Spa and Resort
Club Cafe
Elizabeth H. Boen Inc.
Events in Motion
FIA Inc.
First Night Worcester
General Motors
GMC Software Technology
Group One Partners Inc.
Hyatt Regency Boston
IXIS Asset Management Advisors, LP
Malden Public Library
Natixis Global Associates
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Inc.
Parker Hill branch library
Portsmouth Public Library
Public Consulting Group
Quanta Services
Rafanelli Events/Red Sox
Renaissance Bedford Hotel
Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation
SIG Benefits and Insurance
Southern Wine & Spirits of N.E.
SWR Institute
Telnet Inc.
The Green Company
TMC Services/Ascential Software
US Food Service
Wallace Floyd Design Group
Wentworth by the Sea Hotel
Winnekenni Foundation
Woburn Foreign Motors

Weddings and non-corporate clients

Alan Promisel
Barry Posternax
Brenda Buote
Brenda Cheng
Carol Cove
Carol and Mike Schwartz
Caroline Cale
Claire Cummings
Danielle Jacques

d Greenberg
Dimitra Manesis
Erika Barnes
Fabre and Larry Sanders
Fred Stephens
Heather Hogan
James Mirazita
Jessica Torrant
Jim Parr
Joanna Cataldo
Joanna Doerfer
Julie Dalton
Kate Eveland
Katherine Finucci and Steve Porcella
Kathleen A. Kelly
Kathy Dunn
Kim Bolinder
Lauren Wallender
Marc and Leslie Luneau
Marcio Chapina Alvez
Maria Gomes
Maribeth McKenzie
Mike and Olga Comeau
Mike Lew and Thom Harrigan
Nicole Chevaire
Noreen Rooney
Octavio Cabrera
Pat Robinson and Michael Cochran
Ravi Kamath
Rebecca Cobb
Sal Dahlben
Shawn Pelech
Shawn Wilson
Tina Cisternelli
Tom McDonough
Tracey Clark