Mari is an explosive and sensual combination of Jazz and Latin flavor. She is a passionate, naturally gifted vocalist and songwriter who comes from a creative Latin jazz background and has worked with very well known names of the music business. A few years ago she moved to United States and became a member of the Screen Actors Guild, working as a lead actress on TV shows, movies, and commercials. She has also acquired extensive experience as a voice over artist and works for several major projects for Random House, Living Language and many others.
Mari came as an immigrant to United States and struggled to survive with no family, yet eventually succeeded by staying true to herself. In New York she embraced her American life to the fullest and enriched herself with the many cultures that she is part of. She is one of the few singers who can sing in five languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French. She always shows a great versatility and stage presence. She often performs in Brazil with world reknowned musicians, currently touring with names like Djavan and Ivan Lins. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she performs with her exciting and sophisticated Brazilian jazz band “Nobresil.”
In 2011, Mari released her captivating and irresistible CD “Nobresil- In Brazil” arranged by twice Grammy nominated musician and composer Jovino Santo Netos. The album “In Brazil” was played on 750 radio stations throughout the United States, as well as in Central Europe and Italy. The band has been the headliner performer for many festivals, including the famous Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival, where star Bebel Gilberto opened the show for Nobresil. The CD "Nobresil-In Brazil" received the Akademia Music Award as Best World Music CD of the Year. The first single from the Cd “So Danço Samba” was #1 on the KXRL & Station Affiliates charts for the month of January 2015 and held the position for an impressive period of time.
In 2014, Mari and her band Nobresil released a second album titled “Original.” A true innovation in Brazilian jazz, the album featured world icons of the jazz scene and the Brazilian scene, such as number one flautist in the world Hubert Laws and multi awarded percussionist Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro. A compilation of original tunes written by Mari Nobre by herself and in collaboration, the CD “Original” is indeed an original and was the most added release on the Billboard charts.
“Original” by Nobresil was the recipient of the prestigious Jazz Educator Award as Best World Music Album of the Year. Mari also received the Jazz Educator Award as Best World Music Artist of the Year. Mari’s song “Obrigada” which means “Thank You” is a positive and spiritual message of gratitude towards life and her fans who are supporting her and are making her dreams a reality. In 2014 the song also received a nomination from the Hollywood Music in Media Award.
In 2015, Mari recorded as a singer on the children album “Los Animales” by Mister G, which is currently nominated by the Latin Grammy as Best Children Album of the Year.
Mari is currently working in the studio on her new upcoming album of original songs in Spanish, “Corazon Inmigrante” to be released on October 6th 2015.