Check out Mari’s recent feature on The Latin Jazz Corner


“Mari Rosa is an amazing talent and all encompassing. Some people are fortunate to acquire the skills to be considered a great instrumentalist or vocalist. Some find their unique sound like no other, and still others are considered great composers. The most impressive talents, who leave their mark and legacy are those who possess all three, which is very rare. These are the stuff legends are made of. Make no mistake about it, Mari Rosa has all three qualities.” Glenn Alexander, Guitarist (Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Joan Collins, Darlene Love)


Mari Rosa has found her own voice, and I highly suggest you start listening.” Kermit Driscoll, Jazz Bassist (Bill Frisell, John Zorn, Chet Baker)


“On a Thursday night this winter, the sounds were anything but blustery thanks to Mari Rosa.” The Stamford Advocate


“Vocalist Mari Rosa demonstrates an impressive command over the genre on Honeyspot, presenting a tasteful combination of original songs and traditional material. Both Rosa and her band understand the bossa nova tradition, and play within the bounds of tradition while asserting a unique voice. Rosa presents a complete picture of her musical personality framed within the bossa nova, a skillful task that reflects a highly developed artistry.” Chip Boaz, The Latin Jazz Corner


“[Mari Rosa’s] voice is as mellifluous as the album name indicates, flowing smoothly as she shifts between different musical styles and different languages (she sings in Spanish, English and Portuguese). Rosa dazzles on even the album’s cover tunes, which include Latin and Bossa standards such as “Besame Mucho” and “So nice (summer samba),” the Marcos Valle tune made popular by Astrud Gilberto.” Madeline Friendman, The Hudson Reporter 


“Mari Rosa has a lovely voice which belies the extent of her control. This artistry enables her to approach even the most sophisticated music with grace and humor.” Matt Balitsaris, President of Palmetto Records


“Vocalist Mari Rosa is an enchanting young performer with a pitch-perfect voice.., and a talent for writing songs that are eccentric and irresistible.” John Matouk,

A songstress who has received countless critical accolades, Mari Rosa sings… in a lilting voice that seems to have come down through the ages.” Jason Jeffers,


“ catching the attention of bossa nova and Latin jazz aficionados, who praise her voice as well as her multilingual song-writing skills.” Russell Contreras, The Boston Globe

Mari Rosa is a delight!” Mike Longo, long-time Musical Director for Bebop legend Dizzy Gillespie

Mari Rosa’s debut disc, Honeyspot, feels like the sonic progeny of Martin Denny’s Afro-Desia(1959) and Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz’s Gets Au Go Go (1964). Like those two classics, songwriter/vocalist Rosa’s disc resists blushing at its own suave subtext… [Mari] composes in jazz, bossa nova, and bolero styles, and various heady amalgams thereof. [Rosa] describes Honeyspot as a concept album. It is also –like Pink Floyd’s Meddle and the Ohio Players’ Honey –a conception album.” Andres Solar, Miami New Times

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