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Named the 2018 Instrumentalist of the Year by the San Diego Prestige Awards
Awarded the 2018 Best Jazz Single for “Overture” by the Black Women in Jazz & the Arts Association
Received a BMA Image Award at the 2018 Black Music Awards ceremony in Los Angeles

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NOTABLE PAST PERFORMANCES

  • The President's Reception for The President, Barack Obama

  • For The First Lady of The United States, Michelle Obama

  • NAACP Theatre Awards - Los Angeles, CA

  • Black Women in Jazz & Arts Awards - Atlanta, GA

  • Seabreeze Jazz Festival - Panama City, FL

  • Grammy Luncheon - Los Angeles, CA

  • Long Beach Performing Arts Center w/ Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown - Long Beach, CA

  • Miami Jazz and Wine Festival - Miami, FL

  • YWCA Rhapsody Gala - Beverly Hill, CA

  • Jazz at The Creek Summer Concert Series - San Diego, CA

  • Humphreys Concerts by The Bay - San Diego, CA

  • Birmingham Jazz Festival - Birmingham, AL

  • La Jolla Countr Club - La Jolla, CA

  • Nelson Mandela International Reggae & Jazz Festival - Dallas, TX

  • BET Awards - Los Angeles, A

  • San Diego Jazz Festival w/ Jazz in Pink - La Costa, CA

  • Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles, CA

  • Playboy Jazz Festival - Hollywood, CA

  • American Idol Taping - Los Angeles, CA

  • Sundance Film Festival- Park City, UT

  • Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival w/ Jazz in Pink - Avalon, CA

  • San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival - San Diego, CA

  • Long Beach Smooth Jazz Festival - Long Beach, CA

  • Malibu California, Celebrity Wedding

  • Yoshi's Premier Jazz Club w/ Jazz in Pink - San Francisco, CA

  • March Of Dimes Gala, Beverly Hills, Ca VIP Reception

  • Capital Jazz Festival w/ Jazz in Pink - Washington, DC

  • Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Jazz Festival - Newport Beach, CA

  • International Day Of Jazz - Cameroon, West Africa

  • KCET telecast Heroes award show at Nokia Theater - Los Angeles, CA

  • Catalina Grill Premier Jazz Club - North Hollywood, CA

  • Phenomenal Women Awards - Los Angeles, CA

  • Urban Music Summit - San Diego, CA

 

testimonials & reviews

“This inspirational/aspiration player hits it out of the park so strongly the ball might never come back to earth. This set hits that sweet spot commercial music and from the heart playing come together in a way that blows your mind.” – Midwest Record Recap

“’Straight From The Harp’ is a balanced set of soul-infused originals and rhythm and blues classics that the harpist showcases in a new dimension that features her string virtuosity…It is elegant, sexy, funky and reveals Antoinette’s fascinating technique that should enamor her to new and current fans alike.” – AXS

“This sizzling, sexy extravaganza sounds just as good on the ‘Special Edition’…a wonderful recording and one where the quality is so consistent that it is virtually impossible to select what I normally term my ‘top track.’” – Smooth Jazz Therapy

“’Straight from the Harp’ bolsters a smooth fusion of jazz, funk, and R&B, blazing a new trail for herself and those to come after her.” – Pink & Blue Notes

“Seduces and sways with refreshingly distinctive sounds” – Soul Tracks

“Throw in some spirited originals like ‘Walk The Walk’ and a great modern soul groove , ‘A Single Dance’ with Chanel Fields on lead vocal, and you have a great and never-less-than-interesting smooth jazz collection.” – Soul and Jazz and Funk

“San Diego-based harpist Mariea Antoinette is bringing an entirely unique sound to R&B and contemporary jazz.” – Los Angeles Wave

“Showcasing Ms. Antoinette’s graceful and sensual harp theatrics amidst spacious jazz improvisations.” – Hill Rag

“A true virtuoso” – Smooth Jazz Daily

“Antoinette does a good job marrying her harp to the music and the large select audience could fall in love.” – O’s Place Jazz

 

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