Maria Gentile ( Singer/Songwriter/Comedienne/Director) has been a Proud member of the Piano Bar community since 1998. Working in the Duplex Piano Bar in the West Village as well as Brandy's Piano Bar on the Upper East side. Maria has been nominated 9 times for MAC Piano Bar Entertainer of the year and won in 2013 Maria Has Written and Recorded 2 Albums of original music “So many Pieces of Me” And “That…Which is Real” which can be found on Apple music/ITunes, Spotify, and most digital download sites
Maria was named one of TimeOut Magazine's
TOP 50 BARTENDERS IN NEW YORK 2015.
The Duplex Piano Bar
BEEN A BARTENDER FOR
Maria Sangria & Blackberry Manhattan
THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING A BARTENDER
My connection with my customers. I hug at least 20 people a night.
As a Songwriter Maria has been nominated for MAC Awards in the Songwriter and Piano Bar Entertainer categories since 2003, 4 songs from Her first Album "So Many Pieces of Me" can be heard in the Feature Film "In Passing" written and directed By Kate Fitzgerald. Her second album "That...Which is Real" won the 2007 FAMSPA award for "Best Lyrics and Composition." Her Song "Kindness Makes Me Cry" co written with Caren Cole won a Mac Award in 2004 for "Song of the Year". 3 of her songs have been nominated over the years for MAC “Song of the Year” she won that category in 2004 for “KINDNESS MAKES ME CRY”
As a Comedienne Maria Spent 6 years in the Off Broadway show "Tony and Tina's Wedding". She co-wrote 3 comedy Shows With Susan Campanaro "The B Is Broke", "The B Don't Come Here Any More" & "The B Is Back On Line" She has also Co written a Short Films with Co writer Susan Campanaro titled "The No Matter What Club" Which have appeared in Film Festivals both in NYC and LA.
Maria has been on the teaching staff at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, NJ since 2009 Maria is also a member of AEA, SAG, ASCAP & AFTRA and has a Weekly Radio Show Called "What's The Story With Maria" That can be found on Armed Radio, and in Podcast on Spotify, IHEARTRADIO & Spreaker, as well as the show's YOUTUBE channel