gigs

Aug. 16, 2017 (Wed), Endicott Estate Summer Concert: 7-8:30pm

The Marlene Jazz Ensemble will be performing at the fabulous Endicott Estate for the Arts at Endicott Summer Series. Joining me are Ed Harlow, Doug Rich, Renato Malavasi and special appearance of Richard Viard from The Brazilian Project. Free outdoors concert. For more info, see flyer.

Endicott Estate, 656 East Street, Dedham, MA 02026

August 4, 2017 (Fri), The Brazilian Project at Framingham Concerts on the Green: 6:30-8:30

The Brazilian Project. featuring Marlene on vocals/piano and Richard Viard on guitar, reprises for a larger audience in this huge outdoors area. Marlene & Richard will be joined by friends, Willie Sordillo, Doug Rich, Renato Malavasi and Zoë Daggett Krohne. The Brazilian project is a partnership with Marlene and Richard collaborating on Brazilian tunes they know and love. Free outdoors event.

Edgell Road, and Route 9, Framingham, MA

June 24, 2017 (Sat): The Brazilian Project at Amazing Things: 8-10pm

The Brazilian Project, a partnership by French guitarist, Richard Viard, and Filipino vocalist/pianist/percussionist, Marlene del Rosario will present a collection of Brazilian tunes in the intimate concert setting of Framingham's gem, Amazing Things. Marlene and Richard grew up with Sergio Mendez and Jobim so a lot of their tunes will be featured in this concert.

Friends Willie Sordillo, Doug Rich, Renato Malavasi and Zoë Daggett Krohne will be joining in the fray! Ticketed event. For tickets and more info, visit Amazing Things Events website and Facebook event page

Amazing Things, 160 Hollis St, Framingham, Massachusetts 01702

June 21, 2017 (Wed): WPI Summer Concert SeriesI: 12-1pm

Once again, The Marlene Jazz Ensemble kicks off Worcester Polytech Instsitute's (WPI) Summer Concert Series performing originals, jazz and Latin tunes. Joining her are Willie Sordillo on sax, Doug Rich on bass and Renato Malavasi on drums. Check out the brief article from last year where we also started the concert series.

Worcester Polytech Institute, Student campus, 100 Instsitute Road, Worcester, MA

June 20, 2017 (Tue): Boston Sail, Boston Harbor Hotel: 12noon-4:30pm:

The Marlene Jazz Ensemble performs at the 2017 Sail Boston courtesy of Boston Harbor Hotel. We'll be on the barge on the pier in front of the hotel. Check out the Tall Ships and be part of the festivities which run from June 17-22. Marlene will be joined by Ed Harlow on sax and Dave Landoni on bass. For more info and full schedule, visit Sail Boston website.

Dec. 31. 2016: New Year's Eve at Chatham Bars Inn: 6pm onwards

If you're in the area, come celebrate New Year's Eve and countdown into 2017 at one of the Cape's grandest hotels, Chatham Bars Inn. Doug Rich (bass) and Renato Malavasi (drums) are joining me.

Visit Chatham Bars Inn website for more details.

Dec. 21 and 22, 2016 (Wed/Th): Logan Airport Holiday gigs: 1-3pm

In case you're etraveling and happen to be at Logan Airport on the dates above, say hello! Marlene and friends have been giving cheer to irritable travelers waiting to get the hell out of town. :) So if you happen to be in a long queue, don't pout, 'coz I'm gonna sing, "Santa Claus is Coming to Town!" Patrick Mottaz (guitar), Willie Sordillo (sax). Dan Fox (bass) Ed Harlow (sax) join me on different dates.

Logan Airport, Boston

Dec. 21 and 22, 2016 (Wed/Th): Fairmont Copley Plaza Holiday Bacchanal: 7-10pm

Fairmont Copley Plaza will toast the holiday season with a lavish five-course Holiday Bacchanal dinner featuring a special menu from Executive Chef Laurent Poulain. The hotel's dramatic lobby will be transformed into a sophisticated winter wonderland with guests dining at a farmer's table running the length of the space. We are happy to say The Marlene Jazz Ensemble has been the house ensemble for the Bacchanal series since its inception in 2014. Doug Rich (bass), Ed Harlow (sax) and Dave Landoni (bass) are joining me on different dates. $125

Fairmont Copley Hotel

Nov. 18, 2016 (Fri): Pho Dakao: 8-11:30 pm

Framingham's fine Vietnamese cuisine, Pho Dakao offers scrumptious jazz on Friday nights in addition to good eats. Doug Rich on acoustic bass and Renato Malavasi on drums join me for the evening. Special Guest, Richard Viard will be joining us on a few sets.

Pho Dakao, 101 Concord St., Framingham, MA 01702 for more information, visit website

Oct. 22, 2016 (Sat): The Brazil Project and Friends Concert and Dinner Benefit: 5-9pm

In this benefit concert for victims of Louisiana flooding and Hurricane Matthew in Haiti and the Caribbean, Marlene partners with Richard Viard in a unique collaboration of Brazil tunes. In addition to singing in Portuguese, Marlene will be playing percussion and Richard will be on acoustic guitar. Special guests Willie Sordillo Ensemble, Buddy V and Michael Greatzer will help make the event spectacular.

Private/Ticketed event

Oct. 14, 2016 (Sat): Concert for Peace and Harmony: 7pm

Marlene joins the Willie Sordillo Ensemble in this special concert celebrating peace and harmony in these troubled times. Ticketed event.

Nauset Middle School, 70 Route 28, Orleans, MA

July 29, 2016 (Fri): Pho Dakao: 8-11:30 pm

Framingham's fine Vietnamese cuisine, Pho Dakao offers scrumptious jazz on Friday nights in addition to good eats. Doug Rich on acoustic bass and Renato Malavasi on drums join me for the evening. It's Summer and a great time to be out, so come and join us!

Pho Dakao, 101 Concord St., Framingham, MA 01702 for more information, visit website


July 6, 2016 (Wed): WPI Summer Concert series: 12-1 pm

The Marlene Jazz Ensemble kicks off Worcester Polytechnic Institute's summer concert series with Willie Sordillo on sax, Dave Landoni on bass and Renato Malavasi on drums.

100 Institute Rd, Worcester, MA 01609; (508) 831-5000

April 23, 2016 (Sat): MARLENE IN FRANCE: 8pm

It takes a village to produce a concert in Canezac, France. And Marlene performs her first European concert in a lovely 200 year old barn converted to a jazz lounge for the evning. Joining her are special and surprise guests. Auberge de Espanol.

Os Figueros farm, Canezac, France

December 16, 2015 (Wed): Fairmont Copley HOLIDAY BACCHANAL: 7pm

The Marlene Jazz Ensemble provides elegant ambiance for the Fairmont Copley's HOLIDAY Bacchanal series featuring a lavish five-course menu from Executive Chef Laurent Poulain with special wine pairings from Stefanie Korman, the hotel's wine consultant. The hotel's dramatic lobby will be transformed into a sophisticated garden party with guests dining at a farmer's table running the length of the lobby. Ticketed event.

Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, 138 St. James Ave., Boston, MA 02116; 617-267-5300

Aug. 12, 2015 (W): Swampscott Summer Concert series: 6-8pm

Willie Sordillo Quartet featuring Willie Sordillo (sax), Marlene del Rosario (vocals/keys), Renato Malavasi (drums) and Doug Rich (bass) will be performing at the Swampscott Town Hall. We will be doing original tunes and rearrangements from Willie and Marlene.

22 Monument Ave., Swampscott, MA: visit website

July 2 4, 2015 (Fri): Pho Dakao: 9pm-12:30am

Framingham's new addition to fine Vietnamese cuisine, Pho Dakao recently opened its doors in March and now offers scrumptious jazz on Friday nights in addition to good eats. Come join us! Doug Rich joins me on acoustic bass for the evening. It's Summer, what are you waiting for?

Pho Dakao, 101 Concord St., Framingham, MA 01702 for more information, visit website

July 1, 2015 (Wed): WPI Summer Concert series: 12-1 pm

The Marlene Jazz Ensemble kicks off Worcester Polytechnic Institute's summer concert series.

100 Institute Rd, Worcester, MA 01609; (508) 831-5000

June 25, 2015 (Th): Fairmont Copley SUMMER BACCHANAL: 7pm

The Marlene Jazz Ensemble provides elegant ambiance for the Fairmont Copley's SUMMER Bacchanal series featuring a lavish five-course menu from Executive Chef Laurent Poulain with special wine pairings from Stefanie Korman, the hotel's wine consultant. The hotel's dramatic lobby will be transformed into a sophisticated garden party with guests dining at a farmer's table running the length of the lobby. Ticketed event.

Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, 138 St. James Ave., Boston, MA 02116; 617-267-5300

April 10, 2015 (Fri): Marlene del Rosario and Willie Sordillo: 9pm-12:30am

Framingham's new addition to fine Vietnamese cuisine, Pho Dakao recently opened its doors in March and now offers scrumptious jazz on Friday nights in addition to good eats. Come join us on April 10. Awesome sax player and friend, Willie Sordillo joins me for the evening. It's Spring, what are you waiting for?

Pho Dakao, 101 Concord St., Framingham, MA 01702 for more information, visit website

March 18, 2015 (Wed): Fairmont Copley SPRING BACCHANALE; 7pm

The Marlene Jazz Ensemble provides elegant ambiance for the Fairmont Copley's SPRING Bacchanale series featuring a lavish five-course menu from Executive Chef Laurent Poulain with special wine pairings from Stefanie Korman, the hotel's wine consultant. The hotel's dramatic lobby will be transformed into a sophisticated garden party with guests dining at a farmer's table running the length of the lobby. Ticketed event.

Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, 138 St. James Ave., Boston, MA 02116; 617-267-5300


Dec. 17, 2014 (Wed): Fairmont Copley WINTER BACCHANALE: 7pm

The Marlene Jazz Ensemble provides elegant ambiance for the Fairmont Copley's first Winter Bacchanale featuring a lavish menu from Executive Chef Laurent Poulain with special wine pairings. Ticketed event.

Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, 138 St. James Ave., Boston, MA 02116; 617-267-5300


Feb. 9, 2014 (Sun): Marlene and Friends: Concert for Typhoon Haiyan Relief: 12:30-3pm

First Church Somerville, UCC, brings to you "Marlene and Friends," a benefit concert for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Marlene will be joined by Willie Sordillo (sax), Patrick Mottaz (guitar), Doug Rich (bass) and Renato Malavasi (drums).

In addition, a Filpino meal cooked by Marlene and Theresa Carunungan will be available for sale from 12:30-1:30pm. Concert begins at 1:30.

On the Menu:
Chicken adobo (chicken in a garlic, soy sauce and vinegar-based sauce)
Fried vegetarian lumpia (vegetarian fried springrolls)
Pancit (rice noodles with vegetables)
Steamed jasmine rice

Tickets for the CONCERT: $20 and up for adults; $15 student/elder/low income; $10 children under 12; free for children 5 and under. (Babies and lap children do not need a concert ticket.)
The cost of the FILIPINO MEAL is $15 adult, $10 student/elder/low income, $5 children under 12, free for children 5 & under.


Tickets for both concert and meal are available at Eventbrite

Proceeds from the concert will be donated through Wider Church Ministries of the United Church of Christ.

First Congregational of Somerville, UCC, 89 College Avenue, Somerville, MA. For more info, visit United Church of Christ. Free parking is available.


Dec. 31, 2013 (T): Boston Harbor Hotel: NEW YEAR's EVE: 8:30-12:30 am

No where to go on the last day of the year? Head out to Boston Harbor Hotel's Sea Grille and join The Marlene Jazz Ensemble counting off into the New Year!

Renato Malavasi (drums) and Justin Meyer (bass) join me


Boston Harbor Hotel. 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA. Call 617-439-7000 for reservations and more info.

Nov. 28, 2013 (Th): Boston Harbor Hotel: THANKSGIVING BRUNCH: 10am-4pm

Don't feel like traveling far for Thanksgiving? Not in the mood to cook? Well then head off to Boston Harbor Hotel's Atlantic Room for some scrumptious brunch! The Marlene Jazz Ensemble will entertain you while you relax and enjoy your feast.

Manuel Kaufmann (bass) and Ririka Tokushige (sax) join me!

Boston Harbor Hotel. 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA. For more info, call 617-439-7000.


Nov. 15, 2013 (Fri): Fish: 7:30-10:30pm

How about some hot jazz and r&b to go with scrumptious seafood and delectable wine? Well then head off to Marlborough's dining gem, FISH Restaurant and Wine bar, where The Marlene Jazz Ensemble will serenade you with jazz and originals. Marlene's friends (that's you) get a 10% discount on dinner! As if you needed any incentive...

Manuel Kaufmann (bass) and Renato Malavasi (drums) join me!

Fish Restaurant and Wine Bar, 29 South Bolton Street, Marlborough, MA. For more info, call 508-460-3474 or visit Fish


Nov. 9, 2013 (Sat): Fish: 7:30-10:30pm

How about some cool jazz to go with scrumptious seafood and delectable wine? Well then head off to Marlborough's dining gem, FISH Restaurant and Wine bar, where The Marlene Jazz Ensemble will serenade you with jazz and originals. Marlene's friends (that's you) get a 10% discount on dinner! As if you needed any incentive...

The cool Doug Rich joins me on bass!

Fish Restaurant and Wine Bar, 29 South Bolton Street, Marlborough, MA. For more info, call 508-460-3474 or visit Fish


Oct. 5, 2013 (Sat): Fish: 7:30-10:30pm

How about some cool jazz to go with scrumptious seafood and delectable wine? Well then head off to Marlborough's dining gem, FISH Restaurant and Wine bar, where The Marlene Jazz Ensemble will serenade you with jazz and originals. Marlene's friends (that's you) get a 15% discount on dinner! As if you needed any incentive...

Manuel Kaufmann joins me on bass.

Fish Restaurant and Wine Bar, 29 South Bolton Street, Marlborough, MA. For more info, call 508-460-3474 or visit Fish


Sept. 7, 2013 (Sat): Fish: 7:30-10:30pm

How about some cool jazz to go with scrumptious seafood and delectable wine? Well then head off to Marlborough's dining gem, FISH Restaurant and Wine bar, where The Marlene Jazz Ensemble will serenade you with jazz and originals. Marlene's friends (that's you) get a 15% discount on dinner! As if you needed any incentive...

Ed Harlow joins me on saxophone.

Fish Restaurant and Wine Bar, 29 South Bolton Street, Marlborough, MA. For more info, call 508-460-3474 or visit Fish


Aug. 9, 2013 (Sat): Fish: 8:30-11:30

We want to kick in the weekend right. We're going to be a bit more energetic with our jazz and mixture of r&b and originals and expect some dancing! Head over to Marlborough's dining gem, FISH Restaurant and Wine bar, where The Marlene Jazz Ensemble, in trio format this time, will start YOUR weekend. Marlene's friends (that's you) get a 15% discount on dinner! As if you needed any incentive...

Dave Landoni on bass and Renato Malavasi on drums join me.

Fish Restaurant and Wine Bar, 29 South Bolton Street, Marlborough, MA. For more info, call 508-460-3474 or visit Fish


Aug. 3, 2013 (Sat): Fish: 7:30-10:30pm

How about some cool jazz to go with scrumptious seafood and delectable wine? Well then head off to Marlborough's dining gem, FISH Restaurant and Wine bar, where The Marlene Jazz Ensemble will serenade you with jazz and originals. Marlene's friends (that's you) get a 15% discount on dinner! As if you needed any incentive...

My usual partner-in-crime, Patrick Mottaz, joins me on guitar.

Fish Restaurant and Wine Bar, 29 South Bolton Street, Marlborough, MA. For more info, call 508-460-3474 or visit Fish


May 24, 2013 (Sat): Fish: 9pm-12mn

We want to kick in the weekend right. We're going to be a bit more energetic with our jazz and mixture of r&b and originals and expect some dancing! Head over to Marlborough's dining gem, FISH Restaurant and Wine bar, where The Marlene Jazz Ensemble, in trio format this time, will start YOUR weekend. Marlene's friends (that's you) get a 15% discount on dinner! As if you needed any incentive...

Doug Rich on bass and Brooke Sofferman on drums join me.

Fish Restaurant and Wine Bar, 29 South Bolton Street, Marlborough, MA. For more info, call 508-460-3474 or visit Fish


May 11, 2013 (Sat): Fish: 7:30-10:30pm

How about some cool jazz to go with scrumptious seafood and delectable wine? Well then head off to Marlborough's dining gem, FISH Restaurant and Wine bar, where The Marlene Jazz Ensemble will serenade you with jazz and originals. Marlene's friends (that's you) get a 15% discount on dinner! As if you needed any incentive...

My usual partner-in-crime, Patrick Mottaz, joins me on guitar.

Fish Restaurant and Wine Bar, 29 South Bolton Street, Marlborough, MA. For more info, call 508-460-3474 or visit Fish


April 20, 2013 (Sat): Fish: 7:30-10:30pm

How about some cool jazz to go with scrumptious seafood and delectable wine? Well then head off to Marlborough's dining gem, FISH Restaurant and Wine bar, where The Marlene Jazz Ensemble will serenade you with jazz and originals. Marlene's friends (that's you) get a 15% discount on dinner! As if you needed any incentive...

Mr. Cool himself, Doug Rich, joins me on bass.

Fish Restaurant and Wine Bar, 29 South Bolton Street, Marlborough, MA. For more info, call 508-460-3474 or visit Fish


Feb. 23, 2013 (Sat): Fish: 7:30-10:30pm

How about some cool jazz to go with scrumptious seafood and delectable wine? Well then head off to Marlborough's dining gem, FISH Restaurant and Wine bar, where The Marlene Jazz Ensemble will serenade you with jazz and originals. Marlene's friends (that's you) get a 15% discount on dinner! As if you needed any incentive...

My usual partner-in-crime, Patrick Mottaz, joins me on guitar.

Fish Restaurant and Wine Bar, 29 South Bolton Street, Marlborough, MA. For more info, call 508-460-3474 or visit Fish


Jan. 19, 2012 (Sat): Fish: 7:30-10:30pm

How about some cool jazz to go with scrumptious seafood and delectable wine? Well then head off to Marlborough's dining gem, FISH Restaurant and Wine bar, where The Marlene Jazz Ensemble will serenade you with jazz and originals. Marlene's friends (that's you) get a 15% discount on dinner! As if you needed any incentive...

Coolness- personified, MrDoug Rich joins me on bass.

Fish Restaurant and Wine Bar, 29 South Bolton Street, Marlborough, MA. For more info, call 508-460-3474 or visit Fish


New Year's Day at the Boston Harbor Hotel's Meritage: 9:30-2:30 pm

Too much partying from the night before? You can't stop now---start the new year right and party with us and enjoy a decadent display of breakfast and specialty items at Meritage. Here you can enjoy spectacular water views and impeccable service as you celebrate the very first day of the New Year. Pastry Wrapped Salmon & Nantucket Scallops with a Baby Shrimp Cream, Pepper Rubbed Slow Roasted Prime Sirloin with Caramelized Onion Au Jus or Sour Cream and Cranberry Pancakes served with warm Vermont Maple Syrup are just some of the delectable offerings you will savor at Meritage. And don't forget, music from The Marlene Jazz Ensemble to ensure your digestion works just right.

Bass player extraordinaire, Dave Clark and Brazilian rhythm master Renato Malavasi on drums, will be joining me.

For details, please call (617) 439-3995 or email Meritage@bhh.com


New Year's Eve at the Boston Harbor Hotel's Sea Grille: 5:30-10:30 pm

Take a break from holiday cooking! Celebrate the last day of the year at Boston Harbor Hotel's Sea Grille where Chef Daniel Bruce will plump you up with his four course prix fixe menu just before your new year's resolution to lose weight. Of course The Marlene Jazz Ensemble will keep you company and serenade you with our signature brand of jazz and originals, spiced up with some holiday music to boot.

Bass player extraordinaire, Dave Clark and Brazilian rhythm master Renato Malavasi on drums, will be joining me.

For details and reservations, contact Sea Grille at 617-856-7744

Nov. 17, 2012 (Sat): Fish: 7:30-10:30pm

How about some cool jazz to go with scrumptious seafood and delectable wine? Well then head off to Marlborough's dining gem, FISH Restaurant and Wine bar, where The Marlene Jazz Ensemble will serenade you with jazz and originals. Marlene's friends (that's you) get a 15% discount on dinner! As if you needed any incentive...

Big band composer and arranger, Manuel Kaufmann, will be joining me on bass.

Fish Restaurant and Wine Bar, 29 South Bolton Street, Marlborough, MA. For more info, call 508-460-3474 or visit Fish


Nov. 1,8 and 15, 2012 (Th): Jazz Worship at the Old South Church in Boston

Find an oasis from a hectic day at Jazz Worship Thursdays at Old South Church. Willie Sordillo heads the music ministry and I will be joining the group for three consecutive Thursdays. It's a calming, meditative space where all are welcome.

645 Boylston Street in Copley Square


Oct. 19, 2012 (Fri): The Other October Quartet at the Acton Jazz Club: 9:30-12:30am



Sept. 29, 2012 (Sat): Marlene and Patrick at Fish!: 7:30-10:30pm

How about some cool jazz to go with scrumptious seafood and delectable wine? Well then head off to Marlborough's dining gem, FISH Restaurant and Wine bar, where Marlene and Patrick (on guitar) will serenade you with jazz and originals. Marlene's friends (that's you) get a 15% discount on dinner! As if you needed any incentive...

Fish Restaurant and Wine Bar, 29 South Bolton Street, Marlborough, MA. For more info, call 508-460-3474 or visit Fish


Sept. 8, 2012 (Sat): Marlene and Willie Sordillo at Fish!: 7:30-10:30pm

How about some cool jazz to go with scrumptious seafood and delectable wine? Well then head off to Marlborough's dining gem, FISH Restaurant and Wine bar, where Marlene and Willie (on sax) will serenade you with jazz and originals. Marlene's friends (that's you) get a 15% discount on dinner! As if you needed any incentive...

Fish Restaurant and Wine Bar, 29 South Bolton Street, Marlborough, MA. For more info, call 508-460-3474 or visit Fish


June 9, 2012 (Sat): Marlene and Patrick at Fish!: 7:30-10:30pm

How about some cool jazz to go with scrumptious seafood and delectable wine? Well then head off to Marlborough's dining gem, FISH Restaurant and Wine bar, where Marlene and Patrick will serenade you with jazz and originals. Marlene's friends (that's you) get a 15% discount on dinner! As if you needed any incentive...

Fish Restaurant and Wine Bar, 29 South Bolton Street, Marlborough, MA. For more info, call 508-460-3474 or visit Fish


May 12, 2012 (Sat): U2charist Benefit and Cookout: 5:30-8:30pm

What do you get when you cross the music of Irish rock band U2 with a Communion service? A “U2charist!” The program, which features the music of U2 performed by the Willie Sordillo Band (including Pastor Lisa... on vocals) is far more than “church with a twist." As with all U2charist services, the event is offered to fight hunger. One hundred percent of the proceeds of the free-will offering will benefit local disasters. In addition, people are invited to bring a non-perishable food item. Truly, this is not an event that you want to miss, with professional musicians from the Boston area including Marlene Del Rosario on piano, Patrick Mottaz on guitar, Willie Sordillo on saxophone, and Hilmar Lehnert on bass guitar, and Kyle Alspach on drums.

United Parish of Lunenburg. 14 Main Street, Lunenburg, MA 01462

May 6, 2012 (Sun): Dream Farm Cafe Radio Show

DreamFarm Café radio is a unique experience of eclectic jazz music providing an intimate window into the very heart of an artist's creative process. It is a musical show for both sides of the brain: intuitive as well as analytical. For this program, Marlene performs solo and is interviewed by host and founder, Julie Lavender.

www.dreamfarmcafe.com


May 4, 2012 (Fri): Boston Jazz Week Concert at Zumix: 8:30-10pm

For Boston Jazz Week, Marlene del Rosario sings and plays originals and jazz standards in an intimate trio of piano, guitar and acoustic bass. Accompanying her are Patrick Mottaz on guitar and National Endowment for the Arts jazz awardee and Berklee professor, Dave Clark on bass. Zumix is East Boston's newest artsy and green venue for live music, housed in a renovated firehouse.

Door $10. 260 Sumner Street, East Boston, MA. For more info, please visit Zumix

April 27, 2012 (Fri): Finz in Salem: 9-12mn

Marlene joins the Dan Fox trio in Salem's hip venue, Finz.

76 Wharf St., Pickering Wharf, Salem, MA For more info, visit Finz

Feb. 3 (F): U2charist Benefit for local disasters and Philippine flood relief: 8-9:30pm

What do you get when you cross the music of Irish rock band U2 with a Communion service? A “U2charist!” And it’s coming to West Brookfield, for the first time ever. The program, which features the music of U2 performed by the Willie Sordillo Band (including Pastor Lisa... on vocals) is far more than “church with a twist." As with all U2charist services, the event is offered to fight hunger. One hundred percent of the proceeds of the free-will offering will benefit local disaster and Philippine flood relief. In addition, people are invited to bring a non-perishable food item. Truly, this is not an event that you want to miss, with professional musicians from the Boston area including Marlene Del Rosario on piano, Patrick Mottaz on guitar, Willie Sordillo on saxophone, and Hilmar Lehnert on bass guitar, and local musician Chris Glanville on drums.

First Congregational Church of West Brookfield, UCC, 36 North Main Street

Nov. 5, 2011 (Sat): U2charist Benefit for flood victims

Sax man, Willie Sordillo leads the U2charist benefit for Massachusetts flood victims. If you haven't been, it's a U2 sing-along benefit sponsored by the church and loads of fun. Yes, yes, you might ask, "Does Marlene play U2?" In a former incarnation, I was actually in a "New Wave" band in Manila, which covered U2 and Echo and the Bunnymen (among others) and had a few goth followers. It's been awhile so this will be fun. Details of gig TBA, but I do know Doug Rich on bass is joining us as well!

Falmouth, MA

Oct. 14, 2011 (F): Tosca: 8:30-12:30 mn

Enjoy fine Italian dining and cool music. Marlene plays with the Dan Fox Trio at Hingham's Tosca.

15 North St., Hingham, MA 02043. For info, call (781) 740-9400 or visit Tosca

Aug. 26, 2011 (F): Tosca: 8:30-12:30 mn

Enjoy fine Italian dining and cool music. Marlene plays pop and jazz with friends Manuel Kaufmann (bass) and Brooke Sofferman(drums) at Hingham's Tosca.

15 North St., Hingham, MA 02043. For info, call (781) 740-9400 or visit Tosca


July 25, 2011 (M)
: Beehive: 8-12 midnight

Join The Marlene Jazz Ensemble at Boston's hippest bar and restaurant.
Joining Marlene are Greg Hopkins- trumpet, Dave Landoni- bass and Brooke Sofferman-drums

541 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116. For more info, visit the Beehive site

July 22, 2011 (F): Tosca: 8:30-12 mn

Enjoy fine Italian dining and cool music. Marlene plays pop and jazz with friends Manuel Kaufmann (bass) and Renato Malavasi (drums) at Hingham's Caffe Tosca.

15 North St., Hingham, MA 02043. For info, call (781) 740-9400 or visit Caffe Tosca

July 16, 2011 (Sat): Hilton Garden Inn, Porsmouth: 8-11pm

Marlene jazzes it up at the Hilton Garden Inn in beautiful downtown Portsmouth.


100 High St., Portsmouth, NH 03801. For more info, visit
Hilton Garden Inn website


July 10, 2011 (Sun): PIERS PARK Concert: 6-8pm

It's summer time and Marlene gets to play again at the Piers Park Concert series, organized by Zumix!   Marlene (vocals/piano) will be joined by friends, Patrick Mottaz (guitar), Dave Landoni (bass) and Renato Malavasi (drums). Look for sunshine!

Check out Zumix's website for more info. Directions at Piers Park page.

Piers Park, East Boston

June 13, 2011 (M): Beehive: 8-12 midnight

Join The Marlene Jazz Ensemble at Boston's hippest bar and restaurant.
Joining Marlene are Greg Hopkins- trumpet, Dave Landoni- bass and Brooke Sofferman-drums

541 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116. For more info, visit the Beehive site

April 29, 2011 (Fri): JAZZ for JAPAN: 9pm

Jazz for JAPAN, a jazz benefit concert for Japan tsunami victims for Boston Jazz week.

Vocalist, pianist and composer, Marlene del Rosario is joined by friends in this jazz benefit for Japan, held in cooperation with Zumix. The Marlene Jazz Ensemble will be performing a lively repertoire that mixes jazz, latin, originals and re-arrangements of Marlene's favorite pop tunes. Willie Sordillo (sax), Mike Carey (sax), Doug Rich (bass), Patrick Mottaz (guitar), are some of the friends who will join Marlene.

Tickets are $10 and available online at Ticketsonline or at the door.

Zumix Firehouse 260 Sumner St., East Boston, MA 02128. For more info, v
isit Zumix and JazzBoston websites!

April 8, 2011 (F): Beehive: 6:30-8:30pm

Join The Marlene Jazz Ensemble at Boston's hippest bar and restaurant.
Personnel: Marlene- piano/vocals, Justin Meyer- bass, Brooke Sofferman- drums

541 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116. For more info, visit the Beehive site

Dec. 11, 2010 (Sat): Crossroads Coffeehouse: 8pm

A reunion for The September Jazz Quartet! Originally put together by drum guru, Stanley Swann, this quartet made its debut this September at the Acton Jazz Cafe.  It features Willie Sordillo on sax, Doug Rich on bass, Stanley Swann on drums and myself on vocals and keys. Each of us brings tunes to the repertoire, including tunes from artists likeJimi Hendrix, Sting and Joni Mitchell and render our own versions of it. The repertoire for the evening will be fairly eclectic, anything from Latin Jazz, straight ahead swing and bop, and our jazzy takes on aforementioned artists. It will be fun!

Tickets are $12. You can reserve them online at Crossroads Coffeehouse

2 Great Pond, North Andover at the Old Center Hall. For info, please visit website.

Nov. 26, 2 010 (F): Caffe Tosca: 8:30-12 mn

Enjoy fine Italian dining at Hingham's Caffe Tosca with The Marlene Jazz Ensemble. Marlene will be joined by Dave Landoni (bass) and Renato Malavasi (drums).

15 North St., Hingham, MA 02043. For info, call (781) 740-9400 or visit Caffe Tosca

Nov. 5, 2010 (Fri): Hilton Garden Inn, Portsmouth: 8-11pm

Marlene jazzes it up at the Hilton Garden Inn in beautiful downtown Portsmouth.


100 High St., Portsmouth, NH 03801. For more info, visit
Hilton Garden Inn website


Oct. 8, 2010 (Fri): Hilton Garden Inn, Porsmouth: 8-11pm

Marlene jazzes it up at the Hilton Garden Inn in beautiful downtown Portsmouth.


100 High St., Portsmouth, NH 03801. For more info, visit
Hilton Garden Inn website


Sept. 11, 2010 (Sat):
ACTON JAZZ CAFE: 7-8:30pm

Feel the groove of The September Jazz Quartet at the Acton Jazz Cafe! Organized by groove king, Stanley Swann,
The September Jazz Quartet features Willie Sordillo on sax, Doug Rich on bass, Stanley Swann on drums and
Marlene del Rosario on piano and vocals!

$12 door, $10 online, call 978.263.6161 or visit Acton Jazz Cafe site
452 Great Road, Acton, MA 01720

Sept. 3, 2010 (Fri): Hilton Garden Inn, Porsmouth: 8-11pm

Marlene jazzes it up at the Hilton Garden Inn in beautiful downtown Portsmouth.


100 High St., Portsmouth, NH 03801. For more info, visit
Hilton Garden Inn website

July 18, 2010 (Sun): Chilean Earthquake Benefit: 4-6pm

Good friend and sax player, Willie Sordillo lines up a few friends (including me!) to perform for a Chilean Earthquake Benefit.

Massachusetts Conference Center, 1 Badger Road in Framingham

July 11, 2010 (Sun):
PIERS PARK Concert: 5-7pm

It's summer time and Marlene gets to play again (weather permitting!) Piers Park Concert series, organized by Zumix!
Personnel:
Marlene- piano/vocals, Dave Landoni- bass, Renato Malavasi- drums

Check out Zumix's website for more info. Directions at Piers Park page.

Piers Park, East Boston

June 26, 2010 (Sat): Hilton Garden Inn, Porsmouth: 8-11pm

Marlene jazzes it up at the Hilton Garden Inn in beautiful downtown Portsmouth.


100 High St., Portsmouth, NH 03801. For more info, visit
Hilton Garden Inn website

June 24, 2010 (Th): Beehive: 6:30-8:30pm

Join The Marlene Jazz Ensemble at Boston's hippest bar and restaurant.
Personnel: Marlene- piano/vocals, Manuel Kaufmann- bass, Renato Malavasi- drums

541 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116. For more info, visit the Beehive site

June 19, 2010 (Sat): Saunders Deck: 8-11

Weather permitting, Marlene will be jazzing it up at Rye's historical Saunders Deck.

175 Harbor Road, Rye, NH 03870. For more info, visit Saunders Deck

May 22, 2010 (Sat): Club Cafe: 9-12

Marlene and Patrick are back at the fantabulously fun Club Cafe for an evening of songs. Please note, the calendar has me on a different date than this.

209 Columbus Ave at Berkeley Street, Boston , MA 02116. For more info, call 617-536-0972 or visit Club Cafe site

Feb. 27, 2010 (Sat): Haiti Benefit: 5-8pm

A bunch of friends, coordinated by sax player,Willie Sordillo, will be performing for the Haiti Benefit at the Boxborough United Church of Christ. Come join us for an evening of solidarity with music and Haitian cuisine, and help wipe out those winter blues! Suggested donation: $5/person; $10/family.

Boxborough United Church of Christ, 723 Massachusetts Avenue, Boxborough, MA 01719

Dec. 31, 2009 (New Year's Eve): Hyatt: 9pm to 1am

Count down to New Year's at the Boston Hyatt on Lafayette Ave!  Marlene will be joined by Jamie Stewardson on guitar for some jazz, originals and holiday music.

1 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA. For more info and directions, visit The Terrace at Avenue One at the Hyatt.

Dec. 31, 2009 (New Year's Eve): FIRST NIGHT WORCESTER: 7-7:45pm

Lush vocals accompanied by acoustic magic describes this group’s versatile, stylish repertoire ranging from jazz standards of Ella Fitzgerald to the Bossanova. From royalty to presidents, this group has international cache and loyal following. Performers joining Marlene are Patrick Mottaz on guitar and Greg Loughman on acoustic bass.


Wesley United Methodist Church (Sanctuary),114 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608-1117. For directions and additional info, visit First Night Worcester

Sept. 18, 2009 (Fri): The Acton Jazz Cafe: 7-8:30pm

After last January's SRO performance, Marlene returns to one of New England's top jazz venues, the Acton Jazz Cafe, recently listed in Downbeat Magazine's "100 Great International Jazz Clubs". Joining Marlene are Greg Hopkins (trumpet), Patrick Mottaz (guitar), Mark Poniatowski (bass) and Brooke Sofferman (drums). They will perform new arrangements and originals, and of course, some favorites from Marlene's previous CDs. $12 door ($10 online). Reservations suggested.

452 Great Road, Acton MA 01720. For details, call (978) 263-6161 or visit Acton Jazz Cafe

July 23, 2009 (Th): Hyatt Harborside: 6-8 pm

Marlene performs solo in East Boston's Hyatt Harborside. The concert will be at the patio if weather is great, otherwise it will be located indoors. This is a wonderful hotel that has a magnificent view of Boston's Harbor. You can beat the traffic and travel via MBTA ferry to this hotel!

101 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA. For info visit Hyatt Harborside website


July 12, 2008 (Sun): PIERS PARK Concert 5-7 pm

It's summer time and Marlene gets to play again at the Piers Park Concert series, organized by Zumix!   Marlene (vocals/piano) will be joined by friends, Patrick Mottaz (guitar), Mark Poniatowski (bass) and Renato Malavasi (drums).

Check out Zumix's website for more info. Directions at Piers Park page.

Piers Park, East Boston

July 3,10,17,24 and 31, 2009 (Fri): JAZZ IN JULY at the Hyatt Boston: 7-9 pm



Jazz in July brings together Boston's finest musicians in a series of free concerts all over Boston. Marlene will perform in a duo setting with various friends every Friday in July at The Terrace Avenue One at the Hyatt. If you haven't been, it's a cozy outdoor restaurant and bar lounge that's an oasis in the midst of Downtown Boston
's concrete jungle. Should it rain, concerts are held indoors. Marlene will be joined by the following special guests:

July 3- Patrick Mottaz (guitar)
July 10- Eric Bindman (violin)
July 17- Patrick Mottaz (guitar)
July 24- Willie Sordillo (sax)
July 31- Ed Harlow (sax)

1 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA. For more info and directions, visit The Terrace at Avenue One at the Hyatt.


June 25, 2009 (Th): Hyatt Harborside: 6-8 pm

Marlene performs solo in East Boston's Hyatt. The concert will be at the patio if weather is great, otherwise it will be located indoors.

101 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA. For info visit Hyatt Harborside website

March 13, 2009 (Fri): Music and Art at Taylor House: 7:30-8:30 pm

A Soulful Evening with Marlene and Mark

Marlene del Rosario and Mark Poniatowski will perform at the Taylor House on Friday, March 13, 2009 at 7:30pm. This hour-long concert features soulful and introspective music in the unique setting of Taylor House, Jamaica Plain's musical bed and breakfast inn. Marlene and Mark have chosen richly melodic jazz and blues tunes that celebrate space and quiet to match the intimacy of the setting. Let this Friday evening be an oasis from a hectic week. Suggested admission fee: $10

50 Burroughs St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. For more info, pls. visit Taylor House website


February 11, 2009 (Wed): BEEHIVE: 7:30-11:30 pm

Join The Marlene Jazz Ensemble at Boston's hippest bar and restaurant. Marlene will be joined by Greg Hopkins (trumpet), Dave Landoni (bass) and Brooke Sofferman (drums).

541 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116. For more info, visit the Beehive site

January 31, 2009 (Sst): BEEHIVE: 6:30-8:30 pm

Join Marlene and Patrick  at Boston's hippest bar and restaurant.

541 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116. For more info, visit the Beehive site

February 1, 2009 (Sun): First Baptist Church in Framingham: 3pm

Marlene joins the Willie Sordillo trio in this Martin Luther King benefit Concert. Doug Rich will be on bass.Proceeds will benefit FBC's work in El Salvador and Katrina recovery in New Orleans. $10-adults, $5- seniors,Under 12-FREE; Family discounts available at door. For more details, see flyer.

1013 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA. For details, call 508.872.1176

January 9, 2009 (Fri): The Acton Jazz Cafe: 7-8:30pm

The cast of Marlene's latest CD reassembles at one of New England's top jazz venues, the Acton Jazz Cafe, recently listed in Downbeat Magazine's "100 Great International Jazz Clubs". Joining Marlene are Greg Hopkins (trumpet), Patrick Mottaz (guitar), Dave Landoni (bass) and Brooke Sofferman (drums). $10 door.

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452 Great Road, Acton MA 01720. For details, call (978) 263-6161 or visit Acton Jazz Cafe

December 31, 2008 (W): Hyatt Regency Boston: NEW YEAR's EVE PARTY! 8pm-1am

Marlene and Patrick liven up New Year's Eve at the Hyatt. Call for reservations.

Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA. For more info and directions, visit The Terrace at Avenue One at the Hyatt


December 19, 2008 (F): Tosca: 8:30-12 mn

Enjoy fine Italian dining at Hingham's Caffe Tosca with the Dan Fox Trio. Marlene joins Dan on piano and vocals.

15 North St., Hingham, MA 02043. For info, call (781) 740-9400 or visit Tosca

November 18, 2008 (Tue): BEEHIVE: 6:30-8:30pm

Join The Marlene Jazz Ensemble at Boston's hippest bar and restaurant. Marlene will be joined by Doug Rich on bass and Sergei Ioannisyan on drums.

541 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116. For more info, visit the Beehive site

November 12, 2008 (W): Beehive: 6:30-8:30pm
Rescheduled (see new schedule above)

Join The Marlene Jazz Ensemble at Boston's hippest bar and restaurant. Marlene will be joined by Patrick Mottaz on guitar and Doug Rich on bass.

541 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116. For more info, visit the Beehive site

November 6, 2008 (Th): Showcase Live: 6-8pm

One of New England's newest and hottest live music venues , Showcase Live, presents The Marlene Jazz Ensemble from 6-8pm and The World Premier Band for funk and dance. Free hors'doerves and no cover before 8pm, $6 after. Joining Marlene are Mark Poniatowski on bass and Scott Golding on drums. This show is brought to you by Entertainment Specialists.

23 Patriots Place, Right next to Gillete Stadium, Route 1, Foxboro, MA. Visit Entertainment Specialists or Showcase Live for more details.

October 22, 2008 (Wed): The Fireplace: 9:30-midnight

Join The Marlene Jazz Ensemble at Brookline's jazz dining hangout! The evening's players are Lello Molinari on bass and Renato Malavasi on drums.

1634 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02446. For more info, call 617.975.1900 or visit The Fireplace website

October 3, 2008 (Fri): Beehive: 7-9pm

Join The Marlene Jazz Ensemble at Boston's hippest bar and restaurant. Personnel: Marlene on piano and vocals, Renato Malavasi on drums and Manuel Kaufmann on bass.

541 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116. For more info, visit the Beehive site

August 13, 2008 (Wed): WPI Lunch Concert: 12-1 pm

Enjoy the sounds of Latin and bossanova with The Marlene Jazz Ensemble at the Worcester Polytech Institute's Lunch Concert series! Marlene is joined by Greg Hopkins on trumpet and Dave Landoni on bass. Check out WPI's website for directions.

August 5, 2008 (Tue): Holliston Summer Concert: 6:30-8:30 pm

Marlene joins saxophonist and composer, Willie Sordillo at the Holliston Summer Concert series. Details to follow!

July 20, 2008 (Sun): Brunch at the Beehive: 11-2:30

Boston's hippest bar has Sunday Jazz brunches as well. Check out The Marlene Jazz Ensemble at the Beehive. Joining Marlene are Dave Landoni on bass and Renato Malavasi on drums.

541 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116. For more info, visit the Beehive site

July 18 and 25, 2008 (Fri): JAZZ in JULY at the Hyatt Boston
: 7-9pm

Jazz in July brings together Boston's finest musicians in a series of free concerts all over Boston. The Marlene Jazz Ensemble will be playing Friday nights this month (except July 4th) at The Terrace Avenue One at the Hyatt. If you haven't been, it's a cozy outdoor restaurant and bar lounge that's an oasis in the midst of Downtown Boston's concrete jungle. Joining Marlene are Dave Landoni on bass and Renato Malavasi on drums on the 18th and Justin Meyer on bass and Renato Malavasi on drums on the 25th.

1 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA. For more info and directions, visit The Terrace at Avenue One at the Hyatt website or the Jazz in July website.

July 13, 2008 (Sun): PIERS PARK Concert 5-7 pm

It's summer time and Marlene gets to play again at the Piers Park Concert series, organized by Zumix! Marlene is joined by Patrick Mottaz on guitar, Dave Landoni on bass and Brooke Sofferman on drums. Check out Zumix's website for more info. Directions at Piers Park page.

Piers Park, East Boston

July 11, 2008 (Fri): JAZZ in JULY at the Hyatt Boston: 7-9pm

Jazz in July brings together Boston's finest musicians in a series of free concerts all over Boston. The Marlene Jazz Ensemble will be playing Friday nights this month (except July 4th) at The Terrace Avenue One at the Hyatt. If you haven't been, it's a cozy outdoor restaurant and bar lounge that's an oasis in the midst of Downtown Boston's concrete jungle. Joining Marlene are Dave Landoni on bass and Brooke Sofferman on drums.

1 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA. For more info and directions, visit The Terrace at Avenue One at the Hyatt website or the Jazz in July website.

June 13, 2008 (Fri): Tamboo Bistro and Ultra Lounge: 7-11pm

Check out Brockton's hottest new fine dining and live music at Tamboo Bistro Ultra Lounge. The Marlene Jazz Ensemble featuring Dave Landoni on bass and Renato Malavasi on drums will play.

For information, visit TambooLife or call 508.584.8585. 252 Main St., Brockton, MA

March 15, 2008: 7th Note Bar and Restaurant: Makati City, Philippines: 8-10pm

The Marlene Jazz Ensemble plays at Manila's new jazz bar. Marlene on vocals and piano will be joined by session artists, Colby de la Calzada (acoustic bass), Fritz Barth (drums) and Anthony Morris (sax).

Entrance fee: 500PHP

Makati Golf Club (Zuellig Loop), 7232 Malugay Street, Barangay. Bel-Air, Makati City

March 11, 2008: PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Marlene del Rosario performs at the Philippine International Jazz Festival in Manila, Philippines. Joining her are Anthony Morris (sax), Dave Harder (acoustic bass) and Arwin Nava (drums & percussion). She will open for renowned Cuban pianist, Omar Sosa.This is an exciting event which will also feature Kurt Elling, Lee Ritenour and many more!

March 11: Omar Sosa, The Marlene Jazz Ensemble, Johnny Alegre (Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel)

Tickets: 2500PHP

Detailed festival schedule

Jan. 4 (F), 2008: Lilypad CD recording CONCERT: 7:00-9:30 pm

Come and join Marlene and friends as we record Marlene's second CD, LIVE! This will be Marlene's second CD under Blue Earth Music scheduled for release Spring 2008. Joining her are New England's foremost musicians, Patrick Mottaz (guitar), Dave Landoni (bass), Brooke Sofferman (drums) with special guest, Greg Hopkins (trumpet). Special: Pre-order CDs by Dec. 31, 2007, and if you're in the first 30, you can come in for FREE (because of limited seating). You can order your CDs at a special price through the Pre-order page and if you can attend the concert, let Marlene know so she can put you on the guest list.

As this is a live recording, doors will be closed at 7:15pm and will reopen on the break at around 8:30pm.

Door: $10.

Inman Square, 1353 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA For More info, visit Lilypad

 

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