“Marano has her own strong, effortless alto. She is
a true jazz singer. She plays hob with the beat.
Her diction is immaculate. She is not afraid of timbre or
of striving for certain dangerous effects. She has
a big voice, but she handles it so deftly and coolly
(she never seems to miss a note).”

   “Ms. Marano is a superb jazz singer who can deliver a clear,
measured interpretation of a ballad and then, without breaking
the flow, embellish it with soaring rapid-fire improvisations.
”STEPHEN HOLDEN, The New York Times

 “Nancy Marano’s solid singing makes you focus on the songs.
She possesses a rare clarity and splendid intonation.”

“She can swing like Ella.”
REX REED, New York Observer


“There isn’t any superlative that overstates the way I feel about Nancy Marano’s talent                                                                                                       BENNY CARTER

“Nancy’s marvelous voice, superb musicianship, and total awareness of what a song is
about are what she brings to the party; and what a party it is...
Nancy Marano is truly a songwriter’s dream.”                       JOHNNY MANDEL

“Nancy’s got musicianship, great sound and time, and she can sing with emotion.
She’s one of those world class spectacular singers.”                  DAVE FRISHBERG

“I’ve always loved Nancy’s work. In the musical world of today, with its terrible music,
lyrics, etc., putting on Nancy’s CD is like sipping a chilled glass of good champagne
after a very dry spell. She’s so multi-talented, it makes me wonder how she can do
all this - but do it she does - and beautifully...Hooray for Nancy.”       ANNIE ROSS

“Nancy Marano is a great jazz vocalist and a musician’s musician.”         DICK OATTS  




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