Marina Christopher

Marina Christopher

Genres: Jazz


MARINA CHRISTOPHER is a versatile, up and coming artist in the Seattle music scene. Her skill, cheery nature and work ethic continue to keep Marina busy as a freelance bassist in many musical styles. Marina is also an accomplished vocalist, earning a spot as a finalist in the 2017 Seattle-Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist contest and performing at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley.

Marina was born in Seattle, Washington. She began playing the electric bass at age 11 and began playing the upright bass a year later. She grew up listening to her father play jazz and boogie woogie at the piano. This opened Marina up to wide range of music at a young age.

Marina earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Double Bass Performance from Central Washington University, where she studied with Jon Hamar. After college, she worked in the orchestra of Royal Caribbean cruise ship, entertaining passengers from all over the world with her fabulous bass playing!

Since returning to land, Marina has shared the stage with performers such as Meklit Hadero, Eugenie Jones, and Billy Brandt. She is currently a regular member of the musical groups Scarlet Parke, The Bad News Botanists, Winding Hearts, Jerett Samples and Leah T and The Baked Goods. Marina was a founding member of the Mo Jam Mondays at the Nectar Lounge, and has since been the featured artist several times. Marina's original tune "Self Love" was featured on Mo' Jam Mondays on Band in Seattle.

Singing and song-writing have become Marina's most recent musical endeavor. On March 14, 2015, she released her self-titled EP, which showcases her talents. She sings and writes in a style that seamlessly blends jazz and pop, and her voice is something all her own. Marina released her full length record, "Must Love Cats", on September 2, 2016.  Although Marina happily continues to accompany many other musicians, you can count on seeing her perform more and more as a featured artist. She plays with her trio every second Saturday at the Paragon on Queen Anne, and twice a month at the Cork & Tap in Bellevue. Marina is available for private functions and events. Please contact Marina for more information.

Come spring 2018, Marina will release an album of her own music with her band Marina and the Dreamboats. She writes and arranges for this 9+ plus piece group and they are quickly gaining a following in Seattle. They have opened for The Hot 8 Brass Band and D'Vonne Lewis' Limited Edition. They were invited to headline a private music festival for Nelson Treehouse and Supply (creators of "Treehouse Masters" TV program). This past October, they were featured at the Edmonds Center for the Performing Arts film cabaret.

In addition to performing, Marina teaches privately as well as for several institutions. At Washington Middle School, Marina directs the Junior Jazz band. Marina also teaches groups and work shops for Seattle JazzEd. You can also find her teaching classes at Jazz Night School. Marina is currently accepting new students to her private lesson studio.

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