SINGER, BMI SONGWRITER ,ARRANGER, PIANO, GUITAR, EDUCATOR, and SESSION SINGER.
BLU JAZZ Recording artist Whitney Marchelle Jackson is an international exceptional award winning vocal performer. A BMI songwriter who also plays piano & guitar. Studio session singer demanded by many. Whitney Marchelle style encompasses many aspects of the American Music Art form to Contemporary,Straight-Ahead Jazz/Taditional, Bebop, Funk, BAM, Pop,Classical, R&B & folk with a 4+octave vocal range ,reads, sings leads and all female harmonies. A teaching artist where her clients have made The VOICE finals, BET ,several award shows, and top charted songs. A Grammy Voting Member. If you heard her once, you have not heard all of her numerous approaches and vocal textures. You will swing, laugh, cry and leave with an unexplainable spiritual feeling. Receives Air play on Wbgo, Sirus-XM,National and International radio stations. Works with Top Grammy Players at renowned venues internationally. Including: New York Blue Note, Dusit Dubia, Rutgers Clements Jazz Series, Apollo, Lewiston Jazz Festival, Art Deco Festival,Copacabana. Eastman, Opened for Kiss ,World Cup Polo Televised ,Tonight Show. Rochester Memorial Art Gallery. Drake University Big Band .Women IN Jazz Festival. Tribute shows!
She has been described as; Zelig of Jazz, Jazz Jedi Knight, Obi Wan and The Force. Jazz Times quotes "Amazing, at times unpredictable approach, soulful burnt scorched vocal sound. Fearlessly scats ! Knows the pocket! Prolific R & B and Jazz artist." Worked with Quincy Jones (studio), ELEW, Herbie Hancock ,Dezron Douglas, Jonathan Batiste,Helen Sung,Clark Terry, Jimmy Delgado, Wayne Newton (4yrs. lead 30 min solo & duet) plus back ground vocalist. Freda Payne,Russell Hall, Lonnie Plaxico,Camile Thurman, Endea Owens, Tia Fuller,Opened for Kiss, several Award shows, NY Blue Note, BET, Clement Jazz Series (Taylor Moore, Swiss Chriss, Frank Lacy, Sweet Lee Odom,Patience Higgins, Essiet Essiet, Amina Figarova),Russian Samovar, Carnegie Hall, Apollo, Ginny's Supper Club with Tom Browne And Craig Harris. Winard Harper,Carlo De Rosa,Edsel Gomez,Tonight Show (featured- Wayne Newton),Dubia & more. See her on 'The View" promo Ad for (acting) ! Spike Lee Produced Commercial State Farm Insurance- Blue Chip Potatoe Chips. Several performances with Wyclife Gordon.
Performed: Numerous Tribute Shows(Abbey, Billie, Sarah and Betty Carter). Copacabana - New York for Young Gifted Black Awards (guitar vocal)
Eddie Durham Jazz & Blues Recipient Award. 2015 performed the Star Spangled Banner at the World Cup Polo Event (Bethpage). Danny Glover Awards -United Nations 2016 event. Pine Grill Festival ,Lewiston Jazz Festival (Buffalo) August 2016 with Sabu Adeyola. Xerox Rochester Jazz Festival With Educators Big Band,Tom Browne Winter Fest. Ethical Cultural Center, Eddie Durham Festival , Kansas City Jazz Festival (Calvin Keys ,Joanne Jackson),Jilly's (52nd st),Whole Foods Jazz Summer Festival. Kaimera Productions SPACES 2017 Humans Collective Harlem Arts Fest (guitar vocal), harlem Arts Festival 2016,Bergen College with Curtis Lundy - Black History Month. Iowa Jazz in July Fest. Jerry Lewis Telethon. Abbey Lincoln tribute St Peters Church (piano/vocal), Lady Got Chops . , Chriss Evert Tennis Classic's,Women In Jazz Festival - Eastman (Killbourne Hall). Dee Dee Bridgewater( Art Deco Festival see Jazzis Magazine) Duet with Mustafa Orchestra. Harlem Late Night Jazz Events.Harlem Arts Festival(main stage 2016)
Oil can Harrys -opened For Bill Withers ,Kiss Donny Hathoway(Witches Brew). Opened for James Brown -Cesars Palace (Jackson Sisters) .Flushing Town Hall opened for David Fat Head Newman.
A 2016 Millinieum Young Gifted & Black Award Receipent of Jazz & Blues. 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 See www.blujazz.com Whitney Marchelle. She will make you laugh,cry and take you on a musical journey. Sold out shows! Sings in several Languages. Willing to travel.
Singapore, Japan , Paris. Nationally USA. Several Presidential Events and Presidents,Harlem Late Night Jazz, Nashville Network,Norman Conners, Jeff Liberman's Amazing Nina Simone documentary(guitar/vocal) film premire. Memorial Art Gallery (Rochester) Eastman House. Creole Image Awards 2017 (piano with band ),Billboard Awards( Background vocalist for several acts) ,Tonight Show (Wayne Newton). Harlem Week (guitar /vocal). Louis Armstrong House. Several Alpha events.
Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines,Drake Big Band, Harlem Gospel Choir,Abbyssinian Gospel Choir,Jazz Foundation, Jazzmobile American Diabetes Hats Event,Dusit Dubia Hotel , Educational event WC Handy at JALC (piano/vocal). Oil Can Harry's Vancouver Canada,Steinway Musical Hall. Numerous Hotels.
Whitney has performed live or studio: Taurus Mateen,Chris Rob Bernard Linnette,Duane Eubanks, Barry Sames,Bill Saxton, Steve Turre,Jeremy Pelt,Frank Lacy,Patience Higgins,Ray Charles (studio), Kimberly Thompson and Tia Fuller formerly with Beyoncé. Arnetia Walker, Danny Mixon,Wayne Newton (30-Min Segment solo/duet/ skit features!) 2hr show of vocals!, Studio-Walter Blanding Jr., Dan Nimmer, and Neal Cain. Bill Saxton.Sylvia Cuenca, Abbyssian, & Harlem Gospel Choir, Bob SCotton Clubneider, Don Freidman, Marcus Mclorin, Michael Powers,Gary Motley,Taurus Mateen, Champion Fulton. Reginal Veal, Carmen Intorre, Freda Payne,Edsel Gomez, James Ingram, and more.
Rochester Eastman Jazz Educators Big Band, Drake University Big Band,Eric Durham, Vinnie Valcone (conductor).
Cotton Club Big Band. Mustafa Big Band.
Other performaces: 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., ABC SuperStars Events,Fox Theater, Grammy Events, Eastman, Rochester Memorial Art Gallery,Rochester Killbourne Hall. Iowa Polo ,Singapore Lighting Of The Torches Finals, Chris Evert Tennis Classic (Star Spangled Banner). Several Hotels, several Donald Byrd Tributes.
Whitney Studied song writing in Nashville TN. Instructor guest at Kobi Berklee School of music For Jazz vocals and Theory,Eastman,School 47 (Rochester),Sojourner House,Wellington School of Music (Dubia), Private Students, Currently teaches vocals/theory for several management companies and the New York Jazz Workshop.
Whitney Marchelle Jackson loves to perform, often plays jazz jeopardy with audience . She is an artist in Mix-media with works showed at Harlem Jazz Museum, The Late Show, and BET Associates.
Influenced by: Sarah Vaughn,Ella,Aretha, Barbra Streisand, Nancy Wilson, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Wynton Marsalis,Clark Terry,Roberta Flack,Gladys Knight, Abbey Lincoln, Jill Scott, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Shirley Horn, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, Joanne Jackson, Minnie Ripperton, Natile Cole, Willie Nelson, Bill Withers, Whitney Houston, Bonnie Rait, & Betty Carter
Other studio sessions: Mr. Gadget.
Studio : Billboard Awards.
Vocal Studies: Sister Joanne Jackson,Frank Sinatra,Mark Murphy, Derrick Smith,Audry Shakir (Spellman),Craig Deary, Wycliffe Gordon, New School scat course, Ella,Mel Torme, Eastman, Clark Terry, Barry Harris.
June 30th 2017
Clement Jazz Series
WHITNEY MARCHELLE & Friends
(Taylor Moore, Patience Higgins,Frank Lacy, Sweet Lee Odom,Amina Figarova ,Whitney Marchele piano & vocal
Swiss Chriss- Timbales)
15 Washington Place
njapac rutgers university
JAN 21ST 2018
WHITNEY MARCHELLE QUINTET
(JILLY RIZZO'S PREVIOUS VENUE)
Featured Artist - Patience Higgins
& Endea Ownes
256 W 52ND STREET
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
400 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652
Technology Bldg, Room 128
WHITNEY MARCHELLE( Piano/vocal)), FRANK LACY,CURTIS LUNDY, Drummer TBD
(Nina simone and Blackman Tune)
No admission fee
free food and drinks
Young Gifted and Black Awards
Board Member- Hostess (previous performer and recipient)
26 Bridge Street.
MARCH 8TH, 2018
Lady Got Chop's Festival
Pelham Fritz Rec Center, at Mt Morris Park
18 Mt Morris Park W, New York, NY 10027
WHITNEY MARCHELLE, Bernard Linnette drms, Lucas O Reily-piano,Curtis Lundy Bass, MZ "Sweet" Lee Odom- Soprano Sax
March 23rd,2018 BIRTHDAY GIG BASH
MIST HARLEM - Harlem Late night
46 W. 116th Street
Suggest make Reservations. (212) 828-6478
Whitney Marchelle vocal-piano
Edsil Gomez - piano
Carlo DeRosa - Bass
Jimmy Delgado - Timbale
Camile Gainer-Jones - Drums
Sweet Lee Odom Soprano Sax
Benny Rubin - Charlie Parker Character
Jazz Foundation Event
Pelham Fritz Rec Center, at Mt Morris Park
18 Mt Morris Park W, New York, NY 10027
WHITNEY MARCHELLE, Bernard Linnette drms, Lucas O'Reily- piano,Curtis Lundy ,Eric Lemons bass, Duane Eubanks Trmpt
April 7th, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
Howa Sylva & Tommy Boyd Wedding
The Akwaaba Mansion
Brooklyn New York
Whitney Marchelle Bernard Linnette, Patience Higgins, Layfette Harris, Eric Lemmons.
JUNE 9TH, 2018
Jazz on the Marks
353 St Marks Ave
Solomon & Kuff (Harlem Late Night Jazz)
2331 12th Avenue, New York 10023 by 133rd
9pm to midnight
Edsil Gomez,Carlo de Rosa,Sweet Lee Odom, Gerry Gibbs and surprise guest
reservations suggested : 212.939.9443
Mike Ledonne Disability Parade
Performance Madison Square Park
Edsil Gomez, - piano, Lee Odom soprano sax,
Endea Owens Bass,Russell Carter drms
Please make your donations: http://disabilitypridenyc.org/
Brooklyn Block Party at 4pm
July 31 Recording Studio Session(private)2-4pm
July/August Photo Shoot Celebrty Photographer: Rowena M. Husbands
August 2018 on the Road - Private Quintet Events (piano/vocal with quartet)
WHITNEY MARCHELLE TRIO (Feat Edsel Gomez)
Alvin & Friends
14 Memorial Hwy, New Rochelle, NY 10801
Make reservations (914) 654-6549
FOUNTAIN HOUSE GALLERY
635 Madison Ave 4th Flr
7:00 pm -10:00pm
15.00 Suggested Donation
RSVP Kim 917-723-8933