Marlin Ramazzini, Juno Award Nominee, recipient of the Vancouver Inspirational Latin Awards and Guatemalan Cultural Association Award; is one of the most versatile and accomplished Latin singers on the West Coast, with a warm and sensuous voice that can tease out the essence of any song.
Growing up in Guatemala, she was inspired to start singing by listening to Cuban son, cha cha cha, mambo, and other hot rhythms on the radio. After winning a major talent competition at the age of 12, Marlin realized that her destiny was to make music.
Marlin settled in Vancouver in 1990, where she quickly became a pillar of the lively Latin scene, working with its leading artists. Within a few years, she had created her own group, under the musical direction of her husband, Juno Award-winning bassist and composer Fito Garcia.
The Marlin Ramazzini Band has toured around the world and played in major concert venues and festivals across Canada – including Les Nuits d’Afrique in Montreal, the Harbourfront in Toronto, the Calgary Stampede, Drum Heat, and the Vancouver Folk Music Festival just to mention a few. The group’s critically-acclaimed debut album “Quiero Ser Yo” gained a coveted West Coast Music Award nomination, the new release "Amandote" is a soft blend of memorable jazz and Latin love songs. Marlin's Cover Album brings a new feel to some of our all-time favorite titles, including her original single "amandote".