Mariana Iranzi is a professional bassist, composer, teacher and mom based in New York City. Originally from Buenos Aires (Argentina), she took her first steps into the world of music by the influence of her Great Grandfather Julio De Caro, a worldy recognized Tango composer who gave her one of his precious pianos as a gift.
Mariana graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2005, where she was honored with a best achievement scholarship and a Bachelor's Degree in professional music (education & performance). She has been actively involved in multiple professional projects for the past +20 years, often collaborating with outstanding musicians and audio engineers from a variety of styles ranging from Rock, Folk and Jazz to Reggae, Blues and Latin rhythms, many of which have participated in the recording sessions for all of her albums.
In 2014, Mariana gave birth to her first daughter, Manuela, an experience that forever transformed her both in a personal and artistic level. “Becoming a mother myself brought a fresh perspective to my daily teaching, composing and performing as well as reassuring my connection with the children and parenting world.” Mariana says. “Manuela became the best companion for all my musical adventures.”
“Primavera” is the title of her newest work and follows her previous two releases: “Aventura Collage” (2008) and “Hola Hello” (2013). Well received by the media, these albums took her to perform at Austin City Limits, Brooklyn’s KindieFest and renowned Regatta Bar in Cambridge, MA. With regular appearances at public libraries and children’s museums all around New England, Washington, DC and and the Tri-State area of NY/NJ/CT, Mariana has shown to be an expert in the bilingual family music world.
Currently the lower school world music teacher at the Calhoun School in Manhattan, Mariana also composes music for “Spanish For You”, plays the bass in two "grown-up" bands and performs regularly locally and abroad.
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Mariana and her daughter Manuela at a Spanish music class in Harlem, NY