Mari Rosa is an American singer-songwriter and pianist living in Paris and New York. She is a member of Limoncello, and former member of Boca Bonita. Described by Flavorpill as having a, “lilting voice that seems to have come down through the ages,” her eclectic, original music has drawn comparisons to Bjork, Ingrid Michaelson, and Kate Bush.
Born in Boston, MA, she began playing piano at the age of ten, and as a teenager she discovered her voice while recovering from a life-threatening illness. She attended college in New York, releasing her first record, a multilingual world-jazz album called, Honeyspot. Mari won several awards for the album, and appeared live or in studio with Latin Grammy Award winner, Fernando Otero, Richie Morales (Spyro Gyra), and Cuban legend, Cachao, among others.
2014 marked a change in direction for Mari as she departed from Latin Jazz, and began writing and recording her EP, Bicycle Wheel. Named after a work of art by Marcel Duchamp, the record is a literate and wry look at love.
While traveling between Boston and Paris, Mari wrote her third album, set for release in 2019. This Kickstarter-funded recording is currently being produced by seven-time Emmy Award winner, José Cancela.
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