Marlene Arden Jazz-Contemporary Vocalist - Jazz Band | USA, Arizona(no reviews)
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Marlene Arden is a vibrant, sophisticated, and accomplished vocalist. As a headline performer Marlene has entertained audiences Worldwide in Five-Star Hotels, Nightclubs and on-board Luxury Cruise Ships.
Her distinctive style and dimension evoke a stellar performance filled with a unique blend of warmth, originality, and sparkle. Marlene’s smooth and soulful voice transports the listener into the song’s essence.
REPERTOIRE: Classic Jazz Standards, Smoky Blues, Great American Songbook, Smooth & Contemporary Jazz, Brazilian Jazz, Bossa Nova, Latin, Jazz Funk, Sm ... ooth R&B, Pop and Contemporary genres giving each her own spin.
SINGS IN: English, Portuguese, French, Spanish and Italian.
LATEST CD: Marlene Arden & Phil Conti "'S Wonderful" is an eclectic mix of Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Brazilian/Latin and Jazz-Funk.
CREDENTIALS: She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the prestigious American Conservatory of Music Chicago. Marlene continued on the voice faculty at Sherwood Conservatory of Music in Chicago.
She has also recorded with acclaimed musicians including Grammy Award winning saxophonist Joe Henderson.
Marlene Arden | Performer
Marlene Arden is a vibrant, sophisticated, and accomplished Contemporary Jazz Vocalist. Marlene moves effortlessly through Classic Jazz Standards, Smoky Blues, Great American Songbook, Smooth/Contemporary Jazz, Brazilian/Latin, and Contemporary genres giving each her own spin. Her distinctive style and dimension evoke a stellar performance filled with a unique blend of warmth, originality, and sparkle. Marlene’s smooth and soulful voice transports the listener into the song’s essence.
Marlene’s International appeal is heightened through her repertoire of s ... ongs sung in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.
Marlene has entertained audiences worldwide as a headline performer and as a bandleader, in long-term engagements at Five-Star Hotels including, The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago; Palmer House Hilton & Towers, Chicago; Four Seasons Hotel, Newport Beach, California; The Westin Banyan Tree, Bangkok, Thailand; Sheraton Imperial Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (ITT Sheraton Luxury Collection); Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia. Other venues include long-term engagements onboard luxury cruise ships including Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Japan Cruise Line, NCL, and Carnival Cruise Lines.
A lifelong musician, Marlene’s dedication comes not only from education and training, but also from her family. She is the daughter of legendary trumpet player and Bandleader Ben Arden and virtuoso violinist Sylvia Arden. Marlene grew up in Chicago listening to family friends perform such as Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, and Sarah Vaughan, to name a few...their influences helped ignite Marlene’s own musical career.
Marlene has been singing, playing piano and writing music since an early age. She made her professional debut at the age of eighteen singing with her father’s 15-piece house band at the renowned Empire Room in the Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago.
Marlene became the first contemporary singer to earn a Bachelor of Music Degree in Voice, from the prestigious American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. She shared her skills on the Voice Faculty at Sherwood Conservatory of Music in Chicago. Marlene continued as a Voice Teacher/Vocal Coach in Chicago and Los Angeles for over thirty years, most recently in her Arizona voice studio. Marlene inspires her students to develop their natural voice and style, by sharing her passion for music and using her expertise as an educator. Many of her students have successful careers in the music industry... as a solo artist, obtaining lead and supporting roles in Musical Theatre, to getting signed with a record label.
Marlene Arden and Jazz pianist Phil Conti found perfect harmony when they performed together as “The Marlene Arden Trio” in The Downbeat Jazz Lounge onboard The Carnival Destiny. After nearly a decade, they reunited to form “Marlene Arden & Phil Conti.” They were the featured Guest Entertainers aboard Japan Cruise Line’s The Pacific Venus, sailing from Australia, The South Pacific and Japan. The Marlene Arden Quartet received excellent reviews from their performances onboard The Celebrity Solstice, The Grand Princess, and more.
Marlene Arden & Phil Conti’s latest CD, entitled ”‘S Wonderful” is an eclectic mix of Jazz and Contemporary Jazz. Selections include Cole Porter’s “Night & Day”; Gershwin's “‘S Wonderful”; Van Morrison’s “Moondance”; Michael Franks’s “Down in Brazil”; Sassy Bluesy songs, “Fever” and “Why Don’t You Do Right”... to Contemporary Jazz selections, “Rio de Janeiro Blue”, Ronnie’s Samba, and more....
Along with performing with her own band, Marlene has recorded with acclaimed artists including Grammy Award winning Saxophonist Joe Henderson. Marlene has written and recorded her own album, “Where Do We Go From Here?”
Her voice was heard on numerous national radio and television commercials including United Airlines, Kellogg's, General Mills, and Oldsmobile. The Sony Corporation contracted her to write, arrange, produce and perform music for use by Sony/Saab in the United States, and Japan has further cemented her reputation in these facets of the industry.
Marlene’s broad-based musical career spans over thirty years, offering inspiration, eloquence and a splash of spice to any venue she touches.
Five-Star Hotels & Cruise Ships
Royal Caribbean International, Princess Cruises, Grand Princess The Wheelhouse Bar Marlene Arden Quartet
Japan Cruise Line, Pacific Venus Guest Entertainer Marlene Arden & Phil Conti
Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Solstice Marlene Arden Quartet
Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Solstice Featured Jazz Artist with “The Manny Kellough Quartet”
NCL, Norwegian Star Featured Jazz Artist with “The Manny Kellough Quartet”
Carnival Cruise Lines, Carnival Destiny Downbeat Lounge Marlene Arden Trio
NCL, Norway Guest Entertaine ... r, Featured Jazz Singer with The Orchestra, Latin Ensemble
NCL, Dreamward Guest Entertainer, Featured Jazz Singer with The Dreamward Orchestra
NCL, Windward Guest Entertainer, Featured Jazz Singer with The Windward Orchestra
The Westin Banyan Tree, Bangkok Thailand Jazz Artist in Residence
The Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia Jazz Artist in Residence
Sheraton Imperial Hotel (ITT Luxury Collection), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Jazz Artist in Residence
Palmer House Hilton & Towers, Chicago Featured Jazz Artist Marlene Arden Duo
Four Seasons Hotel, Newport Beach, California Featured Jazz Artist Marlene Arden Duo
Los Angeles Hilton & Towers, Los Angeles Featured Jazz Artist Marlene Arden Duo
The Ritz Carlton, Chicago Marlene Arden Quartet
Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Chicago Marlene Arden Quartet
Concerts & Shows
Arie Crown Theatre, Chicago Featured Singer with The Ben Arden Orchestra
Palmer House Hilton & Towers, Empire Room Featured Singer with The Ben Arden Orchestra
Playboy Club, Chicago Headline Entertainer
Chicago Hilton & Towers, Chicago Featured Singer with The Ben Arden Orchestra
The Drake Hotel, Chicago Featured Singer with The Ben Arden Orchestra
Island Theatre, Sanibel Island, Florida Headline Performer
Carlton Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota Headline Performer
Bull’s Jazz Club, Chicago, Illinois Marlene Arden Quartet
Byfield’s, Chicago, Illinois Featured Jazz Artist
Catch A Rising Star, New York City Featured Jazz Artist
La Vita Dolce Italian Bistro & Lounge, Lake Havasu City, Arizona Featured Jazz Artists Marlene Arden & Phil Conti
Cha-Bones Steakhouse & Tapas Bar, Lake Havasu City, Arizona Featured Jazz Artists Marlene Arden & Phil Conti
Shugrues Restaurant, Lake Havasu City, Arizona Marlene Arden & Phil Conti, Marlene Arden & Phil Conti Trio
Nautical Beachfront Resort, Lake Havasu City, Arizona Marlene Arden & Phil Conti Trio
Numerous Special Events: Los Angeles, Chicago and Lake Havasu City, Arizona
CDs & Albums
“‘S Wonderful” Marlene Arden & Phil Conti
“Where Do We Go From Here?”, Marlene Arden (Singer/Songwriter)
“Seven Souls” on the CD “Humpty Dumpty” Joe Henderson & Akio Sasajima
“Just Enough” on the CD ”Roughs” Streetdancer
"A Whisper Kill” ABC Movie of The Week
Additional Recordings with: Renee Rosnes, Steve Rodby, Mark Colby, Howard Levy, Dave Boruff, Steve Eisen, and many more
National Radio & Television Commercials (Jingle Singer) Chicago, Nashville, Minneapolis
American Pork Council
WKEE (Radio Signature)
Sony Corporation Car Stereo Division hired to write, arrange, produce and perform music for use by Sony/Saab in the US and Japan
“Golden Rays” (on the album) “Send in The Clowns” by Walter Jackson, RCA Records
“When We Were Small” (on the album) “Freefall” by Frank Caruso
Five-Star Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Luxury Cruise Ships Jazz Festivals Concerts
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