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A journey from Jazz to Reggae and Beyond

Tony Marino's remarkable journey from jazz to reggae and his unique approach to creating original music.

By Toneman ProductionsPublished about a year ago 3 min read

Reggae music is

an ever-growing genre. The origins of reggae date back to the late 1960s and early 1970s, when it was developed in Jamaica by artists such as Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. Reggae music has evolved over the years, but its distinct sound remains popular today.

Reggae has a strong reputation for being original. Artists often sing about important issues like peace and love, which has helped make reggae music more popular with listeners around the world. Many fans enjoy listening to reggae music because of its positive message and upbeat tempo.

Reggae music can be heard around the world today thanks to international radio stations, online radio stations and other types of media outlets that play this type of music on a regular basis.

Tony’ Marino's

passion for music has taken him on a journey through many different genres of music. From his original jazz compositions to his reggae music, Tony has explored and embraced all different types of music. His music passion has grown from Jazz, to Brazilian, to Afro Cuban Jazz, Tango, Calypso, Latin Jazz and Reggae, and other genres giving him an incredibly diverse set of musical experiences.

Marino’s original compositions have always been considered a piece of art. His work is truly professional, consisting of organic flavors that are true to the audience’s taste.

Tony Marino's original Reggae compositions include ...

  • Song: Montego Bay
  • Album: Low Keyed
  • ℗ 2023 Anthony Gaetano Marino
  • Released on: 2023-01-18

Review Quote: “Jazz fans will appreciate the dexterity of playing …. everyone will find something to love in a collection of musical soundscapes … ”

  • Song: In a Jam
  • Album: Cold Pizza
  • ℗ Toneman Productions
  • Released on: 2022-02-25

Review Quote: The reggae-infused “In a Jam”, which is inspired by musician’s honeymoon experience in Jamaica. This is dedicated to his wife. One day they decided to leave the resort on their own and had some trouble finding their way back.

  • Song: Jamaican Rum
  • Album: Rhythm And Dues
  • ℗ Toneman Productions
  • Released on: 2021-06-02

Review Quote: The songs are animated by people, places, things, and experiences that have influenced, inspired, or touched Tony’s life over the years. On “Jamaican Rum”, inspired by his honeymoon, Marino brings to the mix a deep respect for a song’s balanced structure and the elasticity it allows, before it becomes something else.

  • Song: Let Me In
  • Album: It's Not That Complicated
  • ℗ Anthony G Marino
  • Released on: 2016-09-30

Review Quote: "Let Me In" is perfect for that Saturday dinner party, Sunday brunch or just about any time there’s a martini and a chaise lounge nearby.

Tony Marino's songs

have always been greeted with critical approval. What distinguishes Marino from other musicians in the industry is that he can connect with novices and enthusiasts alike. Whether Reggae Jazz, or Brazilian, Afro Cuban Jazz, Tango, Calypso, Latin Jazz, Be Bop, or World Music ... his music is thrilling and accessible, gaining him a loyal following of avid admirers and fans from around the world.

Discography

  • World Music Blues (Jan 27, 2023)
  • Low Keyed (Jan 18, 2023)
  • Original Piano Pieces (Jan 9, 2023)
  • Family and Friends (Remix)(Bonus Tracks) (2022)
  • Cold Pizza (2022)
  • Rhythm and Dues (2021)
  • Swing Your Thing (2021)
  • Que Pasa (2020)
  • Tango Silhouette (2019)
  • Friends and Family (2019)
  • Thank You for the Music (2018)
  • Sound Investment (2017)
  • 101 (2016)
  • A Tune For Matt (never released to the public) (2007)
  • It’s Not That Complicated (2006)
  • 5 (2005)
  • Broad Street (2004)
  • Samba De Say Party (2001)
  • Note For Note (1999)
  • Tony Marino & Havana Heat: The Latin Jazz Project (1997)

Books

  • Tony Marino’s Latin Jazz Sounds Fake Book (contains sheet music for 1st Three CDs) (2003)

browse, listen and enjoy Tony’s full catalog of songs.

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About the Creator

Toneman Productions

A record label devoted to unleashing the power of music. Featuring Tony Marino's original jazz, Latin jazz, & world music compositions, plus spotlighting talented musicians from around the world, while growing a community of music lovers.

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