SINGER, BMI SONGWRITER ,ARRANGER, PIANO, GUITAR, EDUCATOR, and SESSION SINGER.
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SEPT 16 ,2017
Word Up: Community Bookshop - Libreria Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave, New York, New York 10032
WHITNEY MARCHELLE VOCAL & GUITAR
SYLVIA CUENCA - DRUMS,
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MARCUS PERSIANI - ELECTRIC PIANO
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Vocalist Whitney Marchelle Jackson is an international performing, recording, songwriting, and educational artist who also plays piano & guitar. Marchelle's new cd entitled DigDis is on the BluJazz record label with active radio air play and top reviews Including Jazztimes and LA Weekly. www.blujazz.com, www.amazon.com,whitneymarchelle cd baby. Whitney Marchelle will make you laugh,cry and take you on a musical journey.
She has been described as; Zelig of Jazz, Jazz Jedi Knight, Obi Wan and The Force, Amazing, at times unpredictable approach, soulful burnt scorched vocal sound. Fearlessly scats ! Knows the pocket! Prolific R & B and Jazz artist.
Whitney received the YGB Millinieum Awards in New York Feb 24th, 2016 for Jazz & BLues Artist . Eddie Durham Jazz & Blues Recepient Award. 2015 performed the Star Spangled Banner at the World Cup Polo Event (Bethpage). Danny Glover Awards United Nations 2016. Pine Grill Festival. Lewiston Jazz Festival August 2016 with Sabu Adeyola.Xerox Rochester Jazz Festival With Educators Big Band, Iowa Jazz in July Fest.,Abbey Lincoln tribute St Peters Church (piano/vocal), Harlem Arts Festival 2016,Women In Jazz Festival - Eastman (killbourne hall).Opened For Bill Withers & Kiss. Opened for James Brown Cesars Palace . Spike Lee Produced Commercial State Farm Insurance- Blue Chip Potatoe Chips. Performs Internationally Singapore, Dubia,Japan Paris. and Nationally USA. Several Presidential Events, Lady Got Chops Festival, Abbysissnian Jazz Vespers Ulysses Owens Curiator),Norman Conners, Jeff Liberman's Amazing Nina Simone documentary(guitar/vocal) film premire.
Performed at #1 Venues : The Mist ,Alpharetta's Velvet Note,Apollo,Carnegie Hall,Minton's Harlem,Fox Theater,New York Blue Note.Ginny's with Tom Browne, Eastman House, Wynard Harper several events, Flushing Town Hall,Churchil Grounds,Des Moines Civic Center,Killbourne Hall at Eastman School of Music, Jazz Foundation, Jazzmobile ,Tom Browne Winter Fest. Eddie Durham Festival,Settapani's,Whole Foods Jazz summer festival. United Nations, American Diabetes Hats Event,Dusit Dubia Hotel , Educational event WC Handy at JALC (piano/vocal). Steinway Musical Hall.
Whitney has performed or studio sessions:Dee Dee Bridgewater( Art Deco Festival see JazzIis Magazine)Quincy Jones,Herbie Hancock, Chris Rob,Wylciffe Gordon,Dezron Douglas, Jonathan Batiste,Sabu Adeyola,Duane Eubanks, Bill Saxton,Clark Terry, Steve Turre,Jeremy Pelt,Frank Lacy,Patience Higgins, Kimberly Thompson and Tia Fuller formerly with Beyonce.Curtis Lundy, Danny Mixon, Private affairs "Wess" Warm Daddy Anderson,Dezron Douglas,Wayne Newton,Ray Charles (studio),Walter Blanding Jr.,Dan Nimmer, Joanne Jackson,Mustafa Orchestra,Neal Cain,Rochester Eastman Jazz Educators Big Band, Drake University Big Band,Eric Durham, Vinnie Valcone,Drake University Big Band,Reginal Veal,Essiet Essiett,Amina Figarova,Carmen Intorre, and more.
Other performaces:,Abyssinsian Jazz Vespers,BET,Zinc Bar,Cotton Club, Jazz Foundation Events,Harlem Walk & Jazzmobile 50th All-stars,Grants Tomb, Singapore Harry's Bar, Hilton Hotel, Berklee Conservatory Kobe Japan ,Colored Musicans Assoc., Pine Grill Festival- Buffalo. ABC SuperStars Events,Fox Theater, Grammy Events, Eastman, Rochester Memorial Art Gallery,Rochester Killbourne Hall. Iowa Polo assoc,Art Deco Festival, Jazz in July,Singapore lighting of the torches finals, Chris Evert Tennis Classic (star spangled banner). Several Hotels, Dusit Dubia Hotel,Whole Foods Jazz Festival.(special thanks to Cedric Rose for the) Donald Byrd Tribute.Woodcliff Golf Resort - Rochester,NY.
Other Artist performed with:Eric Lewis, Norman Conners,Camile Thurman, Bill Saxton,Danny Mixon, Abbyssian, &Harlem Gospel Choir, Sylvia Cuenca,Bob Sneider, Don Freidman, Marcus Mclorin, Patience Higgins (sugar Hill Quartet),Reginald Veal,Michael Powers,Gary Motley,Taurus Mateen, Russell Hall, Champion Fulton.
Whitney has taught at Kobi Berklee School of music,Eastman,School 47 (Rochester),Sojourner House,Wellington School of Music (Dubia) Currently teaches vocals, Piano privately and performs internationally
Whitney also works in the medium of mixed art creating works for Comedian George Wallace, Drummer Joe Saylor and annoymous employee for BET.
Whitney Is available for Studio session works,live performance (big band charts available) small groups. As a BMI songwriters several We Are Listening, Billboard and John Lennon song writing awards and is open for collaboration with various writers in all genres.
Other studio sessions: Mr. Gadget.
Studio : Billboard Awards
Vocal Studies: Sister Joanne Jackson,Frank Sinatra,Mark Murphy, Derrick Smith,Audry Shakir (Spellman),Wycliffe Gordon, New School scat course, impromptu scatting: https://vimeo.com/113216971 (copy and paste)
Ella,Mel Torme, Eastman, Clark Terry blue note performance(scat).https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdBxNoEz1hU