A Night in Harlem: The Reverend Shawn Amos

Come see Anthony returning to perform at the piano with long time collaborator, The Reverend Shawn Amos, for an evening of songs and storytelling



In celebration of African American History Month, The Rev will be presenting songs with classic jazz and blues material from Renaissance musicians such as Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Josh White, and Ethel Waters. The American roots song cycle tells the story of 1920s black Americans’ migration from the south to Harlem. It’s a night celebrating the struggle, resiliency, and joy that defines the African-American experience. 

Anthony and Shawn have worked together with Herb Alpert, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the documentary film “Mayor of the Sunset Strip” as well as Anthony producing Shawn’s debut album “Thank You Shirl-ee May (A Love Story)”.


You are invited to the hottest new jazz scene in town!

Blackbox @ the Edye — A Night in Harlem featuring Shawn Amos.

Friday, February 1, 2019 at 8:00 PM

The Edye

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage

1310 11th St. Santa Monica, CA 90405

Santa Monica Blvd. and 11th St.

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blackbox @ the edye: The Reverend Shawn Amos


Come see Anthony performing at the piano with long time collaborator The Reverend Shawn Amos.  He’ll be joining Shawn and his world touring band at the Broad Stage this Friday night.
Anthony and Shawn have worked together with Herb Alpert, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the documentary film “Mayor of the Sunset Strip” as well as Anthony producing Shawn’s debut album “Thank You Shirl-ee May (A Love Story)”.

You are invited to the hottest new jazz scene in town!
Reverend Shawn Amos’ message of joyful blues is reaching an ever-increasing flock. The Rev’s distinctive blend of black roots music, R & B, and stripped down rock n’ roll brings a bracing, soul-deep musical experience to audiences starved for authenticity and connection.

The Broad Stage - Blackbox @ The Edye
Fri, Sep 7 @ 8:00 PM
The Reverend Shawn Amos, HARMONICA & VOCALS
Chris “Doctor” Roberts, GUITAR
Jennifer Leitham, BASS GUITAR
Dan Schnelle, DRUMS
Anthony Marinelli, PIANO
Vikram Devasthali, TROMBONE

Anthony with Ozomatli for "Ozo-fied" Record release party


Anthony seen 3rd from right with longtime collaborators Ozomatli at their album release party in Hollywood. The new record “Ozo-fied” pays homage to the bands latin roots performing traditional Mexican songs with a reggae feel produced by Sly & Robbie (Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Madonna, No Doubt)


SXSW Music Festival - The Genius of Michael Jackson Panel Discussion


Let's talk about why we like Michael Jackson in the first place: his music. With testimony from the people who helped the King of Pop put together his songs, albums and shows, we’ll deconstruct the brilliance of "Billie Jean," "Don't Stop til You Get Enough," "Black or White" and the rest.

Steve Knopper (MODERATOR & writer for Rolling Stone)
Siedah Garrett (GRAMMY Award winning and two-time Oscar nominated singer/songwriter )
Anthony Marinelli (Film Composer & Performer)
Bill Bottrell (Record Producer, Songwriter & Engineer)
Steven Ray (A & R, Film & Television Producer)


Wednesday, March 16
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 17B
531 E 4th St

Link to event at SXSW:

Hashtags: #sxsw #geniusofMJ


As part of BBC World Service's Witness program, Anthony spoke about his work on Michael Jackson's Thriller.

Here's a link to the interview:
Michael Jackson's Thriller

Trio Retro - International Jazz Sensation


Trio Retro is a new International jazz and multi lingual vocal group. Multi Grammy winner Asdru Sierra (Ozomatli), Anthony Marinelli (keyboardist & film composer), and Cindy Gomez (international singing sensation) have joined forces to re-create timeless classical ballads and boleros in English, Spanish and French. The trios emotionally charged arrangements add fire, heart and soul to some of the world’s greatest songs.

Cindy can sing in nine languages. Having been previously signed to Interscope and Universal Records, she has performed around the globe and was the first artist to debut in a mobile game “Dance Fabulous” as an avatar with 5 of her songs on the Nokia N-gage platform via 40 million mobile handsets worldwide.
Early in his career, Anthony played keyboards on Michael Jackson's mega-hit Thriller as well as on records for such renowned artists as James Brown, Lionel Richie, Van Halen, Supertramp and Quincy Jones.  Since then he has composed music for over 85 symphonic film scores, TV Series and written over 500 commercials.

Asdru is the co-founder of the 3-time Grammy Award-winning multi-cultural, multi-genre band Ozomatli, which for the past 20 years, has symbolized the emerging multicultural nature of Los Angeles.  Having toured the globe with his band Ozomatli, Asdru is also currently performing his collaborative project ‘Abstrakto’ with musician and producer Balthazar Getty.

Anthony Marinelli with DJ Fluidity performing LIVE  on “In a Dream with Mystic Pete” on KXLU 88.9 FM


Anthony Marinelli with DJ Fluidity aka Jamaal Wilson remix rap classics on LIVE Radio using turntables and analog synthesizers.  This electronic dance duobrings down the house featuring a re-mix tribute to Tommy Boy Records - the legendary label that started the hip hop revolution. Music by Africa Bambaaataa & James Brown, De La Soul, Soul Sonic Force, Digital Underground, Naughty by Nature, Planet Patrol, Queen Latifah and more…

Asdru & Anthony Present Music for Latino Media and Perform


The duo presented their latest ad music reel to agency heads, talked about how they’ve create multi cultural music for films and Grammy winning albums followed bya power point presentation titled “Taking the Mystery out of the Music Process”.  They discussed many practical solutions to enhance the typical creative process, to keep it constantly collaborative, energizing and that prevent communication breakdown.
Later, they set up at the “Agency Stairwell” to perform an electronic set with drummer Alex “Gonzo” Gonzales for the entire agency. The playing continued until well after closing time.


Asdru & Anthony
Asdru Sierra and Anthony Marinelli have joined forces to offer their diverse blend of musical styles and experience  to Spanish language projects.  The two composers and songwriters have collaborated on feature films, commercials, and song-writing since first meeting in 2006 to collaborate on a remix album with the trumpet and music label legend Herb Alpert. Since then, they have performed as a duo and as Trio Retro with Cindy Gomez, the Grammy Museum and at NASA with 3-time Grammy Award-winning multi-cultural, multi-genre band Ozomatli which Asdru is the founding member. Together, they have created a melodic world music sound that incorporates Hip Hop, DJ Party Mix, ethnic, and electronica with a real touch of Latin. They effortlessly collaborate with today’s great Latin artists and have a relentless drive to find the right music for any project.

Grupo Gallegos
Owner and visionary, John Gallegos, compares his team to the big cats at a zoo: “Without breathing room and space to roam, their natural talents are unable to reach full potential.” As a result, the atmosphere created at Grupo Gallegos is one liberated from the more traditional stiff business environment, but instead exhibits a casual air, with a corresponding casual dress code. The result: energy is instead spent on innovation, which has made Grupo Gallegos the most rewarded advertising agency for the Hispanic market and a recession success story. The Hispanic market is the fastest growing consumer market in the US, placing Grupo Gallegos at the forefront of a competitive new advertising challenge.

Anthony performs Solo Live Synthesizer Tone Poem at Cavallo Point in San Franciscio


Anthony performs an original composition for ARP 2600, ARP Sequencer, Prophet 5, Minimoog, LinnDrum & DR-55 processing with an MXR analog delay, MXR Carbon Copy, Electro-Harmonix Big Muff, A/DA Flanger, Boss DD-2 delay pedal and a Red Panda Context Reverberator pedal for effects. He played samples of bird, rain storm, wind and sea creature sounds from an iPhone via the SoundCue App processed through the 2600. This solo piece for synthesizers keeps a nature theme throughout.

Asdru & Anthony Present and Perform with Cindy Gomez


Asdru and Anthony were invited to David & Goliath by founder and CEO David Angelo to present their work and perform as part of a Thirsty Thursday showcase on October 22, 2015. In the morning, they spoke about multicultural music and how they collaborate and get a more efficient workflow with creative teams. In the Afternoon, they performed 2 long sets with vocalist Cindy Gomez and drummer Alex “Gonzo” Gonzoles. Homemade food was prepared and served by Sabrina Luna-Sierra. The trio was on the “Brave” stage for 2 hours amid much dancing and partying with everyone at the agency.  What a way to end the day!


David & Goliath:
“On November 19, 1999, David&Goliath was founded. Built on the simple idea of thinking like a David—being nimble, resourceful, creative, and most of all, Brave. And we believe that with this Brave mindset, we can do more amazing things together than alone.  We are a full-service independent creative agency, ready to take on Goliath marketing challenges.  We pride ourselves on developing innovative brand solutions through our courageous approach to creativity—because great ideas can come from anywhere, if you’re Brave enough to look.”

Afternoon Conversation: A Hero’s Story. Pop music. World Class Dance

Excerpt from "Afternoon Conversation: A Hero’s Story. Pop Music. World Class Dance"

As part of Deepak Chopra’s Sages and Scientists 2014 symposium, Anthony and Amrita had the pleasure of discussing their creative process as co-creators in BollyDoll.

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About Sages & Scientists

The Merging of a New Future will explore a series of fantastic emerging facts designed to include forward thinking Sages and Scientists who are leading experts in the areas of science, consciousness, leadership, wellbeing, peace and justice, social and economic issues and art and culture. – Some of the most urgent questions facing our future evolution will be addressed.

About BollyDoll

BollyDoll was co-created by acclaimed visual artist and singer Amrita Sen & composer and electronic musician Anthony Marinelli.  BollyDoll is a place in the galaxy where funky East Indian, African and R & B influences reside. Where Electro pop dance music pulses to exhilarating animation and dance.  Movement, sound and color will fill your senses. Experience BollyDoll, the science fiction fairytale.  “It’s a trip to the moon, around the sun and beyond...

“It’s musical theatre’s trip to the moon, around the sun and beyond…” 

BollyDoll is an original story of two princess sisters that band together to restore order in the universe through a life changing journey of self awareness in the deep cosmos. With the help of the Sun, Moon, a prince and a sagely comet, they return home transformed to reunite their kingdom with true love, leadership and enlightenment. The princesses learn to improvise, overcome and adapt to the obstacles that stand between them and the realization of their dreams.

Timeless characters dance through animated worlds projected on visually stunning giant screens surrounding the audience.  Unforgettable songs, where hip hop meets Bollywood, live singing and other-worldly sounds present a soundscape of heightened imagination.  BollyDoll transports audiences of all ages to a distant time and space centered around classic India.

BollyDoll was co-created by acclaimed visual artist and singer Amrita Sen & composer and electronic musician Anthony Marinelli:

You may remember Amrita from the performance of “Jai Ho” at the 2009 Academy Awards, where she performed the winning song from the movie Slumdog Millionaire  Amrita has sung on records with Weezer, Timbaland, Pitbull, Ozomotli and Justin Timberlake and has written and performed multiple movie and film titles with her signature Bollywood vocals. You can hear Amrita in various commercial campaigns including Honda, Jaguar and Sprite. Amrita, is also a trained visual artist, who debuted her illustrations at Art Basel in Miami Beach, sponsored by Illy Coffee and presented by Timbaland.  BollyDoll merchandise brings colorful characters and patterns to a comprehensive array of fashion accessories (handbags, scarves, costume jewelry, and sterling silver jewelry) and home goods.  Amrita’s hand illustrated designs are currently featured nationwide in Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Fred Segal.  “BollyDoll for MAC” cosmetics is upcoming.