A straight-ahead jazz vocalist whose recent, acclaimed, self-produced debut album, Without a Song, includes such classics as “That Old Black Magic,” “Devil May Care” and “For All We Know,” Paul Marinaro sings with the easy authority of someone who grew up with these songs – which he did. His father was an aspiring vocalist who made acetate recordings of himself singing the classic jazz standards. To celebrate his family and his musical roots, Marinaro digitally fashioned a duet with his now 86-year-old father for the album, using the old recordings. Take that, Natalie Cole.
Marinaro, who “has evolved into one of the most accomplished and promising jazz-swing vocalists in the country” (Chicago Tribune), will be backed by a first-rate band including the gifted pianist Tom Vaitsas, and guitarist Andy Brown and bassist Joe Policastro, fresh off their appearance with Howard Alden and Andy Brown, and drummer Mikel Avery.