SEEKINGKeyboard, Saxophone, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - General, Piano.
Born in Córdoba, Argentina Mariano has Italian and Lebanese heritage.
As a songwriter he is interested in mixing contemporary Latin sounds with Ballads, Boleros and South American folklore, incorporating elements of Jazz. His songs show a broad range of styles with well-crafted lyrics. As a vocalist, Mariano aims to passionately communicate lyrics and music, evoking emotions we all can embrace. His presentations can include an eclectic mix of songs ranging from Latin and Italian Pop to Classical cross-over, including Jazz standards and Argentinean Folklore. Mariano has been part of Church choirs (St. Thomas Aquinas ? Alpharetta, GA & Transfiguration ? Marietta, GA) and also sang as a soloist for Weddings and other Celebrations. He has performed in the Atlanta area in venues such as Rock Star Saloon, Café La Vaca, Sweet Devil Moon, Festival de las Américas (Finalist), Santo Domingo Restaurant and the International Festival at SunTrust Plaza.
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- Member since:
- Feb 26 2012
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Moderately Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Under 10
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- Most available:
Mariano is a vocalist / songwriter whose melodies and lyrics combine diverse musical influences.
From a Latin perspective, most notable influences are vocalists such as Alejandro Fernandez, Nino Bravo, Jairo, Alejandro Sanz, Luis Miguel and Cristian Castro. A fan of Jazz standards, Michael Buble, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Harry Connick also join the list, along with crossover artists like Josh Groban and Russell Watson. On the classical side, he recognizes Andrea Bocelli and Placido Domingo as main influences, in addition to Mario Lanza and Luciano Pavarotti. More recently he's been following ascending tenors Juan Diego Florez, Vittorio Grigolo, and fellow countryman Marcelo Alvarez. Italian Pop is another passion, and as such, the names of Claudio Baglioni, Tiziano Ferro, Anonimo Italiano, Gigi Finizio and Eros Ramazzotti are part of the big list.
Preferred repertoire ranges from traditional and pop Latin and Italian music, to Classical cross-over and Jazz Standards.
High-Quality Instrumental Tracks, Mics/stands, etc.