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Discover that classic Clave-Rock sound! Based in New Orleans, LA.


“This is the perfect band for a sunny Jazz Fest slot on a gorgeous day, but in a dark club, it was just as inviting and easy to enjoy.” -Where Y’at Magazine

"Their music touches on a variety of sounds, but the songs are thoroughly original. This is music to make you groove.” -The Vinyl District

“Marina Orchestra brings sun-kissed, danceable tunes brimming with harmony vocals — like some kind of tropical cocktail served with flowers in it, but for your ears.” -Nashville Scene

"...tropically tinged dance-rock heavy on world music influences and a perfect cure for winter blahs and life blues..."
-The Daily Times


Discover that

classic Clave-Rock sound

Rock n’ Roll soaked in tropical sun vibes.

Left to right: (back) Justin Powers, Ryan Murray, Kelly Smith, Able Chris, Leo Frasier, (front) Ashley Shabankareh, Gia Monteleone

Marina Orchestra is the New Orleans based worldbeat-rock outfit complete with a blaring brass section, swinging back-up singers, churning polyrhythms and sweet melodies that will stick with you. Pulling from a variety of global influences, their unique style sits somewhere between Latin clave rhythms and good old fashioned rock n’ roll. They call it Clave-Rock and it’s all expertly crafted into original compositions written by guitarist and lead-vocalist Justin Powers and brought to life with a little help from his friends.

Dedicated to bringing feel-good music to the masses, Marina Orchestra has been operating since 2010 releasing albums “Take on the Silence” (2011), “Oceans” (2014) and EP “Wildlands” (2016). A recent series of singles has been their latest effort with "Mistake", “Where There’s Life” (2018) and "Before You Walk Away" (2017) which was named top 5 singles on the WWOZ New Orleans Music show in 2017. 

Powers, a Chicago-area native, launched the project while residing in Knoxville, TN. In 2015 the act relocated to New Orleans, LA. Along the way they have appeared at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Secret Stages Festival and have shared the stage with Sierra Leonne's Refugee All-Stars, Rusted Root, Future Islands, Peelander Z, Leo Nocentelli and Deacon John Moore.




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