BIO - English

Quickly becoming one of the most buzzed about jazz singers on the New York scene, Marianne Solivan does not remember an “ah-ha" moment that brought her to the music she has devoted herself to: “I don’t recall having a big moment that made me like jazz. I just dug it."

It is that same simplicity of statement with its intrinsic honesty that characterizes Solivan’s style. The infallible swing of Ella, the daring of Betty Carter, the matter-of factness of Carmen McCrae…They can all be found in the voice of Marianne Solivan, whom trumpeter Jeremy Pelt has called “the modern-day paradigm to which all singers should aspire." It is no coincidence that the 2009 Jazzmobile Vocal Competition finalist has graced recital halls, jam sessions and club stages with such noted musicians as Roy Hargrove, Steve Lacy, Jeremy Pelt, Ray Gallon (Ron Carter, Lionel Hampton, T.S. Monk), Ugonna Ukegwo (Tom Harrell, Jacky Terrason) and Jane Monheit’s sidemen Neal Minor and Michael Kanan.

Born in Queens, New York, Solivan’s family lived in Venezuela and New Jersey before settling in Massachusetts, where she attended high school. Already an alto sax student, it was in secondary school that she began singing seriously, studying classical voice and appearing in musical theater productions. Upon graduating, she entered The Boston Conservatory with a concentration in musical theater. After her first year in college, Solivan took time off from school and drifted away from singing, not returning for three years. The urge to resume studying voice and go back to school coincided with her discovery of the voice that would become her greatest influence: Ella Fitzgerald. She recalls, “I purchased the four oddest recordings for a jazz newcomer: one of those Ella Fitzgerald songbook compilations, a Dominique Eade recording, Nina Simone Sings The Blues and At the Village Vanguard: Betty Carter. Fitzgerald, especially, made a great impression on her: “There’s such tremendous hopefulness in all her music. No matter how sad the ballad, no matter how bad the break-up song, there’s always a silver lining. “

Solivan was singing pop when she entered Berklee College of Music, but quickly decided she wanted to learn this music called jazz. Earning a dual degree in Music Performance and Education, she taught music for a year before entering New England Conservatory and earning a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies.

Armed with two prestigious degrees and formidable talent, Solivan moved back to the city of her birth in 2007, placing in the Jazzmobile Vocal Competition, appearing as the only featured vocalist on clarinetist Darryl Harper’s The C3 project recording, Stories in Real Time, and touring France as the lead vocalist in an innovative staging of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Solivan is as likely to pop up at jazz institution Smalls Jazz Club with a full band as she is an intimate restaurant with only a piano accompanist. Regardless, jazz lovers and musicians alike are captivated by her sound and her style. Not all are able to articulate what attracts them as well as Pelt. Ultimately, they just dig it. bio

BIO - German

Marianne Solivan, eine der meistbesprochenen Jazz Sängerinnen in New York City sagt über ihre Liebe zu Jazz: „Es gab für mich keinen einschneidenden Moment, von dem an ich Jazz liebte. Ich fand es einfach cool.“
Diese Direktheit und Ehrlichkeit charakterisiert auch Marianne's Stil. Der unbeugsame Swing von Ella, der Wagemut von Betty Carter, die Sachlichkeit von Carmen McRae...all diese Dinge hört man in Marianne Solivan´s Stimme. Jeremy Pelt bezeichnet sie gar als“zeitgenössisches Musterbeispiel das alle Sänger und Sängerinnen anstreben sollten“. Es ist kein Zufall, daß die Jazzmobile Voice Competition Finalistin die Bühne mit etablierten Jazzgrößen geteilt hat, wie zum Beispiel Roy Hargrove, Steve Lacy, Jeremy Pelt, Ray Gallon (Ron Carter, Lionel Hampton, T.S. Monk), Ugonna Ukegwo (Tom Harrell, Jacky Terrason) und Jane Monheit’s Bandmitglieder Neal Minor und Michael Kanan.

Geboren in Queens, New York, fand Marianne ihren Einstieg in Musik über Musical Theater. Für ein Jahr studierte sie Musical Theater am Boston Conservatory, nahm dann eine Auszeit von 3 Jahren. Dann entdeckte sie Ella Fitzgerald. „Ella´s Stimme trägt so viel Hoffnung. Egal wie traurig die Ballade, wie übel das Trennungslied, es gibt immer einen Hoffnungsschimmer.“ sagt Solivan.
Sie sang Pop als sie sich entschied, am Berkeley College weiter Musik zu studieren, schwenkte aber rasch um zum Jazz. Am New England Conservatory graduierte sie schließlich mit einem Masters Degree in Jazz Studies.

2007 zog es Marianne zurück nach New York, ihrer Geburtsstadt. Sie war die einzige Solo Sängerin in Klarinettist Daryl Harper´s The C3 Project Album „Stories in Real Time“ und tourte Frankreich als Solistin einer innovativen Produktion von Shakespeare´s „Julius Ceasar“. Solivan's Bandbreite umfaßt Konzerte mit Band im New York Jazz Club Smalls ebenso wie intime Auftritte in Restaurants, begleitet von einem Pianisten. Jazz Liebhaber und Musiker gleichermaßen sind angetan von ihrem Sound und Stil, denn Marianne Solivan ist ganz einfach „cool“.


line up

Marianne Solivan
Walter Fischbacher - keys wf.jpg
Petr Dvorsky - bass
Ulf Stricker - drums ulf.jpg




posters (A2 size, click on image for high resolution file)



technical rider, stage plan

Phishbacher Trio + vocals, technical rider

If we are on tour we most likely carry all of our backline ourselves, ALL WE NEED IS AN ELECTRICAL OUTLET. Please contact us at walter [at] or SMS +1 347 993 3561 if there are any questions

Sound System:
Band requires a minimum 10 inputs from FOH desk
(prefer A&H, Soundcraft, Yamaha or Midas consoles)
Please include:
3 Dedicated monitor mixes
One Multi Effect processors cabable of Reverb
Four 12" or 15" 2-Way Monitor Wedges
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Input List:
(Mic preferences - EV/Shure/Sennheiser/AKG)
01) Kick Drum
02) Snare Drum
03) Left side overhead condensor
04) Right side overhead condensor
05) Bass mic
06) Bass DI
07) Keys left DI
08) Keys right DI
09) Voc mic

One acoustic grand piano (6' in length or more). If no piano is available: One 88 Key weighted action master keyboard (Roland RD 600/700, Yamaha SX90 or similar ) + keyboard stand
!!!PLEASE READ!!!: When on tour in Europe we will bring our own keyboard.

Bass Amplifier:
(1) GK combo or similar
!!!PLEASE READ!!!: When on tour in Europe we will bring our own bass amp

Drum Kit:
18" Bass drum
10" Tom Tom
12" Tom Tom
14" Snare drum
4 Cymbal stands (2 boom, 1 straight and Hi Hat)
kik drum pedal area rug Adjustable Drum Stool
Drummer will bring his own cymbals

!!!PLEASE READ!!!: When on tour in Europe we will bring our own drums set