Artist Information

"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."

- John Stevens (E-Jazz news)


Marlene del Rosario was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. The youngest of five children, Marlene at first pursued a corporate career but the siren call of music enticed her to take a sabbatical and study at the Berklee College of Music. She has since moved permanently to Boston and has released two albums on Blue Earth Music, the first CD, "Crying Days," a collection of pop-jazz and r&b tunes, most of which she wrote. Her second CD, "Marlene, Live with a Little Help From Her Friends," mostly jazz with some originals, has received praise from British critic, John Stevens of E-jazz News.

Marlene leads The Marlene Jazz Ensemble and has performed in various festivals and concert series such as Boston Arts, Piers Park, Jazz in July. Her Boston-based ensemble includes renowned trumpeter, Greg Hopkins, who was a member of The Buddy Rich Orchestra and who has played with such legends as Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, and Tony Bennett. In addition, she has performed internationally, opening for Cuban pianist, Omar Sosa at the Philippine International Jazz Festival, and at concerts in Peru benefitting the Home for the Aged. She has entertained Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand as well as Filipino Presidents, Fidel Ramos and Cory Aquino. She has also performed for Massachusetts governor, Deval Patrick as well as former Mayor Menino and local senators. Marlene was featured by Cosmopolitan Magazine (Phils.) and was a cover story for Life and Times (Phils.) for her musical achievementsts.

Marlene has also performed for great causes including the Aids Walk, a UN-benefit to remove landmines in Mozambique, benefits for the victims of Katrina, Haiti earthquake, Chile earthquake, Japan Tsunami, Hurricane Sandy, and for 2014, Philippine typhoon Haiyan.

In addition to performing, Marlene teaches piano and voice and is faculty at ZUMIX, a non-profit organization that empowers youth through music programs.

Marlene del Rosario- vocals, piano
Various personnel for drums, acoustic bass, guitar or horn


Marlene LIVE, With a Little Help From Her Friends (2008)- Blue Earth Corp.
Crying Days (2003)- Blue Earth Corp.