About Whitney Marchelle


 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 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.

cd's available:



June 30th 2017

Clement Jazz Series


(Taylor Moore, Patience Higgins,Frank Lacy, Sweet Lee Odom,Amina Figarova ,Whitney Marchele piano  & vocal 

Swiss Chriss- Timbales​)

15 Washington Place

Newark NJ

​Presented by 

njapac rutgers university

JAN 21ST 2018




Featured  Artist - Patience Higgins

& Endea Ownes

BRUNCH 3:00-7pm




(212) 757-0168

FEB 27,2018


​400 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652

​Technology Bldg, Room 128


(Nina simone and Blackman Tune)


No admission fee

​free food and drinks

(201) 447-7100

Feb 28th

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

10.00 Cover

cd's Avilable.


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


​April 15,2018

The  Akwaaba Mansion

​Brooklyn New York

Whitney Marchelle Bernard Linnette, Patience Higgins, Layfette Harris, Eric Lemmons.


JUNE 9TH, 2018

Whitney Marchelle


Jazz on the Marks

353 St Marks Ave



June 28,2018

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

July 15

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:

​July 28

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)

Sept 2nd


Alvin & Friends

Brunch 11-3:00pm

​​14 Memorial Hwy, New Rochelle, NY 10801

Make reservations (914) 654-6549

October 11,2018


635 Madison Ave 4th Flr

7:00 pm -10:00pm

15.00 Suggested Donation

RSVP Kim  917-723-8933