Over 1200 weddings, corporate events, parties and concerts in the last 27 years with great reviews. Many major concerts and TV appearances in the last 40 years.
Dennis Marcellino is a former member of: The Tokens (famous for The Lion Sleeps Tonight), Sly & The Family Stone, Rubicon and The Elvin Bishop Group. Plus, he has an internationally bestselling jazz CD that received a 5-star review in JazzScene Magazine.
"I can't remember when I've been so entranced by an album. Marcellino is a master virtuoso. FIVE STARS!"
Wayne Thompson, Jazzscene Magazine
"If there's a better sax player than Dennis Marcellino in the world, I haven't heard him!"
Carter Knox, Entertainment Director for the Fred Meyer Corporation
"When it comes to soul, Dennis Marcellino redefines the term. His remarkable tone and feel are full of passion and soulful expression."
Bob Carlisle, Grammy & Dove Award winning writer/singer of "Butterfly Kisses"
"Dennis Marcellino's music is totally phenomenal! I mean, REALLY... the solo in "Bring it on Home To Me" just completely blew me away! And Amazing Grace is so completely soul-ful! I don't impress easily, and I'm beyond impressed. I'm blown away".
Carl Spagnuolo, Musical Director for Bo Diddley and entertainment attorney, Boca Raton, FL
Other instruments: flute, clarinet, bass, guitar, lead and background vocals, percussion
Options: Solo performer; sideman; recordings; 1- 5 piece band (see his Gigmasters listing under Variety Bands – Portland, Oregon); DJ; DJ with a live music option (see his Gigmasters listing under DJ – Portland, Oregon).
All styles plus emceeing.
Corporate, Concerts, Weddings, Dancing, Dinner Music, Shows, Oldies Choiroke (Karaoke as a single or a group)
BANDS AND MUSIC RELEASES
2003 Dennis Marcellino (Lighthouse) - "The Spirit Of Christmas"
2001 Dennis Marcellino/Mark Stefani (Lighthouse) - "Tenderly"
1999 Dennis Marcellino (Lighthouse) - "New Beginning"
1996 Dennis Marcellino/Mark Stefani (Sugo) - "An Evening To Remember"
1996 Rubicon - "Cal Jam 2" (CBS album reissue on Sony CD)
The largest paid-ticket event in history: 250,000 tickets sold (350,000 attended)
1994 Dennis Marcellino (Lighthouse) - "Daddy's Home"
1992-3 Dennis Marcellino (Lighthouse) - "It's Christmas"
The #1 selling cassette in the Northwest in 1992 & 1993.
1985-93 The Tokens ("The Lion Sleeps Tonight")- (RCA) - 1 album/CD - 1988
1984-5 Kyle Henderson Band (Sparrow Records) - 1 album
1976-80 Rubicon (20th Century Fox)- 2 albums, (Columbia) - 1 album
1974-6 Sly & The Family Stone (Epic)- 3 albums
1971-73 The Elvin Bishop Group (Epic)- 2 albums
1969-70 Creation (with Leon Patillo) - Studio 10 Records
1968-9 The Electric Flag (Columbia)
FORMER MUSICIAN/VOCALIST WITH
Sha Na Na, Rare Earth, 3 Dog Night, The Spencer Davis Group, Otis Day & The Knights, The Coasters, Danny & The Juniors, Blues Image, +. Once musical director for: The Shirelles, The Drifters, and Fabian.
Over 50 albums and singles in the Billboard Top 100 which include the above plus: Mike Bloomfield & Friends, Graham Central Station, Billy Preston, Leon Russell, Lawrence Welk, and a number of Motown projects, etc.
American Bandstand, Merv Griffin, Midnight Special, Cal Jam 2 Special, Truth Or Consequences, March Of Dimes Telethon, Throb, 2 On The Town, PBS special "Let's Rock Tonight", CNN Headline News, Showibiz Today, The Tracey Ullman Show (2 shows, including the sketch of the year) +.
(Producer, writer, arranger, musician and engineer)
Films that have included Talia Shire, Vic Tayback, Ursula Andress, Marcello Mastroianni, Peter Ustinov, Nancy Kwan, Victor Buono, Donald Pleasance, John Carradine, Leslie Caron, Catherine Bach, Michelle Phillips, +
Sang lead on 2 songs (including the opening) in "Sweet Bird of Youth" (1989) starring Elizabeth Taylor and Mark Harmon.
RELATIVES IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS
Jerry Marcellino (writer and producer for Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Bobby Darin, The Jackson 5, +), Jocko Marcellino (leader of Sha Na Na), Vince Guaraldi, Sonny Bono, Muzzy Marcellino (who whistled the hit soundtracks for "The High And The Mighty", "The Good, The Bad And The Ugly" and "Lassie" and was bandleader for "The Art Linkletter Show"), Mark Stefani, and Gene Marcellino (former bass player for Gary Lewis and The Playboys).