InterContinental Music Awards Judge
Latin GRAMMY® Winner and Billboard Charted Artist, Ethnomusicologist
Mari Nobre is a passionate and versatile Jazz and Latin pop singer. Mari is a Billboard charted artist and the recipient of a Latin GRAMMY Award as a vocalist on the album Los Animales. In 2021 Mari became a Gold Record artist certified by RIIA for her release “Vida” with the Italian label Hammer Music Italia. Mari is one of the few singers who can sing in five languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and French.
A scholar with a BA in Jazz Performance from Herb Alpert’s School of Music. She is the recipient of the 2019 Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship Award at UC Riverside and the 2016 GOFP Fellowship Award at UCLA. Mari is currently the official singer of Joyas Prestadas, the original band of Mexican-American diva Jenni Rivera. She also recorded with international jazz artists such as Flora Purim, Airto Moreira, Hubert Laws, Otmaro Ruiz, Herbie Hancock, Kenny Burrell among many others.
As a performing artist and songwriter, she is the recipient of a Latin Grammy certificate, the American Songwriter Award, the Jazz Ed Magazine Award as Best World Music Album of the Year, and Best World Music Artist of the Year, and the KXRL Radio Award among others. She also performed with the Dean Martin’s string orchestra in Italy where she received the Dean Martin’s Award for promoting the value of diversity through her music.
Mari is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the Screen Actors Guild.
She is currently recording her debut album in Mexican Regional music “La Madrina” with multi awarded composer and producer Pedro Iniguez and BMI awarded composer Bruno Danzza, which will be released in 2022.