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Darlene Moreno / Bio

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Darlene came onto the scene in 1995 with Barry White who was touring internationally with his hot new CD "The Icon Is Love", and celebrating his huge hit single "Practice What You Preach" and "Secret Garden" written by Quincy Jones. Darlene became a seasoned veteran with the double Grammy winning Barry and his orchestra touring with him for more than 7 years and doing television shows like Ally McBeal, and Arby's restaurant and Budweiser Beer commercials.
While continuing to work with Mr. White she had the opportunity to work with some of the hottest platinum, double platinum, and Grammy winning artists and producers such as vocalists Mya and Tevin Campbell, and Jon B.
She toured with Jon B and wrote and produced with him on his CD entitled "Jon B's Greatest Hits-Are U Still Down".
In 1995 she composed the music, the hook, played guitar and bass on the first single released by vocalist Tonya on Malaco's J-Town Records entitled "You Ain't Right". The single went to #35 on Billboard's R&B chart.
After a run with R&B she discovered Smooth Jazz and worked with Rick Braun, Jeff Golub, Paul Taylor, and Gerald Albright who she continued with for more than 6 years.
Darlene has been featured in magazines and newspapers, including L.A.'s Smooth Jazz News Magazine. She had a 3 page feature story in Houston Scene Magazine that included an extensive interview and photos. Then there were the two years that Fernandes Guitars gave her a full page ad in their catalog with a full length photo and her own guitar line.
She's played with orchestras consisting of more than 30 pieces, and jazz units consisting of only 4, with music ranging from easy listening to reggae...hip hop to pop...rock to jazz. From House of Blues to stadiums around the world...Essence Festivals to Summer Jams...Lillith Fairs to Cool Downs...Guitars and Saxes, and other festivals.
So you see, no matter whether you turn on the television, the radio, or your computer...whether it be theatre, concerts, or commercials...catalogs or magazines...you're more likely than not to find yourself seeing, listening to, or reading about Darlene Moreno.

Styles include:
R&B • Funk • Contemporary Jazz • Gospel • Rock • Pop • Reggae • Alternative
Electric and Acoustic • Steel and Nylon Guitar

My years in this business include experience as Musical Director and Lead and Rhythm guitarist, background vocalist, producer, and composer with the following artists. (*designates studio recording)
Allee Willis * (LIVE)
Althea Rene (LIVE)
Andrae Crouch (LIVE)
Barry White * (LIVE-TOUR/TV)
Billy Preston (LIVE)
Cece Worrall Rubin (LIVE)
Celeste Curiel * (LIVE)
Chaka Khan (TV)
Chi-lites/Tony Hicks (LIVE)
Christa Borden (LIVE)
Chuck Strong * (STUDIO)
Club Nouveau (LIVE)
Crissi V * (STUDIO)
Dave Hollister (LIVE-TOUR)
Don Bell (LIVE)
Earl R. Johnson * (LIVE/STUDIO)
El DeBarge * (LIVE/STUDIO)
Esquire's (LIVE)
Euge Groove (LIVE)
Floyd Taylor * (STUDIO)
Frederic Yonnet (LIVE)
Gail Jhonson (LIVE)
Gerald Albright (TOUR)
Grady Harrell (LIVE)
Heavy D (LIVE/TV)
Instrumental Women In Jazz (LIVE-FEATURED ARTIST)
J Boykin (LIVE)
Jazz In Pink (LIVE)
Jeanette Harris * (LIVE/STUDIO)
Jeff Golub (LIVE)
Jeff Lorber (LIVE)
Johnnie Taylor * (STUDIO)
Jonathan Butler (LIVE)
Karen Briggs (LIVE)
Kirk Whalum (LIVE)
Lisa Stansfield (LIVE)
Lori Jenaire (LIVE)
Lucianno Pavarotti (LIVE/TV)
Lynne Fiddmont (LIVE)
Marcus Johnson (LIVE)
Mariea Antoinette (LIVE)
Marion Meadows (LIVE)
Mark Antoine (LIVE)
Michael Ward * (TOUR/STUDIO)
Mike Phillips (LIVE)
Montell Jordon (TOUR)
Mysti Day (LIVE)
Najee (LIVE)
Otis Day & the Knights (LIVE)
Passion * (STUDIO)
Paul Taylor (LIVE)
Peach (LIVE)
Phillip Martin-saxophone (LIVE)
Phil Perry (LIVE)
Richard Elliot (LIVE)
Rick Braun (LIVE)
Roman Collins (LIVE)
Ronee Martin * (LIVE/STUDIO)
Rose Brothers (LIVE)
Setra (LIVE)
Sekou Bunch * (STUDIO)
Sheila E. (LIVE/TV)
Shirley Brown * (STUDIO)
Sweet Baby J'ai (LIVE)
Tata Vega (LIVE)
Terry Ellis (LIVE)
Tevin Campbell (TOUR)
Tonya * (STUDIO)
Vesta Williams (LIVE)
Vi Redd (LIVE)
Warren Hill (LIVE)
Wyclef Jean (LIVE)
Yolanda Johnson (LIVE)

Artist: Jon B
CD: Are U Still Down
Song Title: All I Can Do
Composer, Producer, Guitar
Label: Sony Music

Artist: Allee Willis
Song Title: The "D"
Guitar, vocals

Artist: Tonya
CD: It's A Woman Thang
Song Title: You Aint Right
Composer, Drum Programs, Bass, Guitar
Label: J-Town (Malaco) Records

Artist: Tonya
CD: I Still Feel It
Rhythm & Lead Guitar
Label: Malaco

Artist: Barry White
CD: An Evening With Barry White
Rhythm & Lead Guitar
Label: Eagle Records

Artist: Johnnie Taylor
CD: Gotta Get The Groove Back
Label: Malaco

Artist: Floyd Taylor
CD: No Doubt
Label: Malaco

Artist: Earl R. Johnson
CD: Juicy

Artist: Chuck Strong
CD: 3-N-A-Bed
Label: Malaco

Artist: Shirley Brown
CD: Woman Enough!
Rhythm & Lead Guitar
Label: Malaco

Artist: Shirley Brown
CD: Holding My Own
Rhythm & Lead Guitar
Label: Malaco

Artist: Jeanette Harris
CD: Down Route 99
Label: Sweet Music Records

Artist: Michael Ward
CD: After The Kiss
Label: Sweet Music Records

Artist: Passion
CD: Baller's Lady
Lead & Rhythm Guitar
Label: MCA

Artist: Sekou Bunch
CD: Michael Jackson Project
Label: Ibis Music Entertainment

Artist: Ronee Martin
CD: Come On Through My Door
Label: Indie

Artist: Christina Sossa
CD: Do You Ever
Lead Guitar
Label: Indie

Ray Charles Live!
A musical based on the book by Suzan-Lori Parks
Rhythm & Lead Guitar

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Darlene Moreno
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R&B/Soul / Contemporary Jazz

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Los Angeles, CA