MARINA AND THE DREAMBOATS was originally a rag-tag team of regular jammers Mo' Jam Mondays at The Nectar Lounge in Seattle. Marina was assigned a group of players to be part of the Mo' Jam feature on Band in Seattle in 2015. Marina had a taste and she was hooked. She needed more horns.

The band continues to delight audiences of all ages with their blend of jazz, soul and classic pop. They released their self-titled freshman album on July 13, 2018. In March, 2019, they won the Battle of the Bands at the Hard Rock Cafe Seattle, proving this jazz crossover group has something to offer all listeners.

Marina writes and arranges to her heart's content for this army of a band! Plus she sings, plays bass and leads the band. It's like a magic show.

Current band members:

Marina Christopher, bass and vocals

Chris Patin, drums

Joey Walbaum, keys

Frank Vitolo, tenor sax

Jerome Smith, trombone and sousaphone

sometimes featuring:

Brian Bermudez, alto sax

Peter Daniel, bari sax

Chris Patin, drums

Freddy Fuego, trombone

Kevin Proudfoot, keys

Adam Robb, trumpet

Venues and festivals performed at include:

The Royal Room, Nectar Lounge, The Crocodile, Seamonster Lounge, Edmonds Performing Arts Center, Substation, Blue Moon Tavern, Victory Studios, Tula's Jazz Club, Pono Ranch, Cask & Trotter, Conor Byrne, Chop Suey, The High Dive, Taste of Tacoma, Bite of Seattle, Triple Door, US Special Olympics, Hard Rock Cafe Seattle, Evergreen State Fair, Seattle Rock and Roll Marathon, W Hotel Seattle, Upstream Festival, Amazon Out to Lunch series, Downtown Summer Sounds concert series, City of Kenmore Summer concert series, Downtown Seattle Association concert series, Nelson Treehouse Supply (of Treehouse Masters TV program) concert series.