Marianne Solivan

Setnor School of Music

Assistant Professor, Applied Music and Performance (Jazz Voice)

Marianne Solivan

Crouse College
Syracuse, NY 13244-1010


Marianne Solivan is a vocalist who has a commanding stage presence.

She has performed and recorded with Christian McBride, Peter Bernstein, Jeremy Pelt, Bruce Barth, Gregory Hutchinson, Jonathan Blake, Xavier Davis, Michael Kanan, Steve Wilson, Gene Bertoncini and Lewis Nash, and many other artists. She has recently appeared at iconic jazz locations including Smoke Supper Club, Smalls Jazz Club, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Birdland, and The Blue Note.

In 2012 Solivan recorded a series of duos, trios, and quartet pieces that became her first CD, Prisoner of Love, on HiPNOTIC Records. In 2014 she went into the studio with the her working band, including pianist Xavier Davis, bassist Matthew Parrish, and drummer Gregory Hutchinson and recorded SPARK. Currently working with her own big band, she collaborates with the jazz community's best arrangers to expand her repertoire with a number of arrangements based on her own originals as well as standards from the great American songbook. So far, the result has been a highly energized and swinging band that will take you from traditional swing feel to salsa and the modern jazz idiom. All anchored by Solivan's convincing vocal performances and her confident musical leadership.

An exceptional vocalist and band leader with broad performance experience, Solivan is a dedicated music educator who will bring her wide range of talents to jazz and commercial music students in the Setnor School of Music.


  • M.A. (Jazz Studies), The New England Conservatory
  • B.A. (Duel Major in Performance and Music Education), Berklee College of Music