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DENISE MARSA

Award Winning
Singer Songwriter Producer Playwright
THE PASS MUSICAL

Originally from Trenton, New Jersey, and growing up in Trenton and then later Tucson, Arizona when her family moved there, Marsa started performing in musical theater as a young girl and attended the University of Arizona as a Theater Arts Major and then The College of New Jersey studying English Literature. After college, she moved to New York City and started getting attention from the music industry and fans alike. A self-taught keyboardist, she has been mixing genres (pop, rock, classical, theatrical, and Americana) since first moving to NYC in the ’70s. At the start of her career, she performed in many NYC clubs including Max’s Kansas City Easter Festival with The Ramones, Blondie, and Talking Heads.

It’s No Ordinary Day Self

Currently, her Marsa Music song catalog is being administered by BMG Rights Management. They are also co-producing her new solo show The Pass Musical. Marsa has produced and mentored several young up-and-coming artists (pop, jazz, classical) that she signed to her label with over a dozen releases currently available on KeyMedia Music Group. Previously she has been under contract as a songwriter with Warner Bros., London, and Warner/Chappell in Los Angeles living in both cities for periods of time. She has maintained her West Village apartment in NYC for over four decades.

Marsa is best known internationally for the UK Multi-Platinum #3 classic hit, “Lucky Stars, a duet she performed with Dean Friedman. She went on to become the lead voice on The Flirts international Billboard charting dance record, “Helpless” (You Took My Love). Marsa has released two solo albums, Self (1998) and LIVE FOREVER (2012) on her own label, KeyMedia Music Group as well as the EP, RAINBOW (2020) under the artist name Asram 450, and the other ALL THIS TIME ALONE (2021) under her own name. In 2021 she also released a live album of her solo show THE PASS 2020 recorded at her December 31, 2020, streaming performance from Revelation Gallery in NYC.

Underneath The Pass 2020 (Live)

Marsa also owns and operates KeyMedia Public Relations, a boutique PR & marketing firm in NYC that specializes in helping clients in arts & entertainment, and Denise Marsa Productions, a production company that develops original content. 

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