BLU JAZZ Recording artist Whitney Marchelle Jackson is an international award winning exceptional vocal performer.  New York Based originally from Newton Iowa .Headiner and opening act artist. A BMI songwriter who also plays piano & guitar. Studio session singer demanded by many. Whitney Marchelle's eclectic style encompasses many aspects of  the American Music Art form to Contemporary,Straight-Ahead Jazz ,Taditional, Bebop,  BAM, Pop, Classical Jazz with a 4 octave vocal range ,reads, sings leads and all female harmonies. If you heard her once, you have not heard all of her numerous approaches and vocal textures. Tour de force performance shows! You will swing, laugh, dance, become knowledgeable, and leave with an unexplainable great spiritual feeling taking you on a musical journey. Receives Air play on Wbgo, Sirus-XM,National and International radio stations. Jazz Times quotes" She is a formidable singer with praiseworthy scat and vocalese skills, impressive range and an appealingly scorched soul-jazz sound, a fearless scat artist !" Other reviews! Prolific Pop and Jazz artist! Awesome!  LA Jazz Weekly Swinging Voices Blog- Dig Dis cd "  her delivery of “Hope” along with a harp support is a jaw dropper ! She sings like she means it, and she means a lot! She knows how to bop!" A Grammy Voting Member. Works with Top Grammy Players at renowned venues internationally, including: New York Blue Note, Dusit Thani Dubai, Rutgers Clements Jazz Series, Apollo, Lewiston Jazz Festival, Art Deco Festival, The Velvet Note, Copacabana, Eastman. Carnegie Hall, World Cup Polo Televised ,Tonight Show (Don Rickles -host). Rochester Memorial Art Gallery. Drake University Big Band .Women In Jazz Festival. Several Alpha Events! Sold Out Shows! Tribute shows! Opened for Kiss ! Straight-Ahead CD is DIG DIS!  Mixture of Smooth Jazz & Straight Ahead cd is - Me Marsalis & Monk CD!Both available on Amazon.

Spike Lee, Produced Commercial State Farm Insurance- Blue Chip Potatoe Chips. Several performances with Wycliffe Gordon.

Noce' Son's Memorial musical performance Nov 2018 

She has been described as; Zelig of Jazz, Jazz Jedi Knight, Obi Wan and The Force.  Worked with Tia Fuller formerly with Beyoncé, Quincy Jones (studio), ELEW, Herbie Hancock ,Dezron Douglas, Jonathan Batiste,Helen Sung,Clark Terry, Jeremy Pelt (studio), Bertha Hope, George Caldwell, Duane Eubanks, Sabu Adeoyla, Don Menza,Edsel Gomez,Bernard Linnette, Wayne Newton (4yrs. lead 30 min solo & duet) plus back ground vocalist. Freda Payne, Carlo De Rosa, Kim Clarke, Sylvia Cuenca, Russell Hall, Chris Rob, Lonnie Plaxico,Camile Thurman, Terreon Gully, Endea Owens,  several Award shows, BET, Clement Jazz Series (Taylor Moore, Essiet, Okon Essiet, Swiss Chris, Frank Lacy, Sweet Lee Odom,Patience Higgins, Amina Figarova),Russian Samovar, Carnegie Hall, Apollo, Ginny's Supper Club with Tom Browne, James Ingram, Kim Thompson,Michael Powers, Freda Payne,Bill Saxton, Champion Fulton,Winard Harper,Tonight Show (featured- with Wayne Newton), Dubia & more. See her on 'The View" promo Ad . 


A 2016 Millinieum Young Gifted & Black Award Receipent of Jazz & Blues.

Eddie Durham Jazz & Blues Recipient Award. We Are Listening Honorable Mention Songwriting Award. Billboard Honorable Mention Songwriting Award

Oil can Harrys -opened For Bill Withers ,Kiss  Donny Hathoway(Witches Brew) and Headliner Oil Can Harry's. Opened for James Brown -Cesars Palace (Jackson Sisters) .Flushing Town Hall opened for  David Fat Head Newman. 

​ A  teaching artist where her clients (Jazz,Hip Hop,Pop, Blues & Theater) have made The VOICE finals, BET,several award shows, and top charted songs. 

Performed: Numerous Tribute Shows(Abbey, Billie, Sarah and Betty Carter).  Copacabana - New York  for Young Gifted Black Awards (guitar vocal)  2015 performed the Star Spangled Banner at the World Cup Polo Event (Bethpage).  Danny Glover Awards -United Nations 2016 event.  Illiki Hotel (w/ Doug Mcdonald 6-months)& Hilton Hotel- Hawaii Jimmy Burgess), Pine Grill Festival,and Lewiston Jazz Festival  (Buffalo) August 2016 with Sabu Adeyola.  Xerox Rochester Jazz Festival With Educators Big Band,Tom Browne Winter Fest.  Abbyssinian Choir And Jazz Vespers,Ethical Cultural Center, Eddie Durham Festival , Kansas City Jazz Festival (Calvin Keys ,Joanne Jackson).

Fryers Club ,Hyatt Hotel,Biltmore Hotel,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 Community College with Curtis Lundy  & friends for Black History Month Award Ceremony. Iowa Jazz in July Fest. Jerry Lewis Telethon. Abbey Lincoln Tribute Saint Peters Church (piano/vocal). Lady Got Chops, Chris Evert Tennis Classic's, Women In Jazz Festival - Eastman (Killbourne Hall). Dee Dee Bridgewater(Art Deco Festival - Jazzis Magazine) Duet .Also headliner with Mustafa Orchestra. Harlem Late Night Jazz Events.Harlem Arts Festival(main stage 2016)

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. 

Des Moines Civic Center, Harlem Gospel Choir,Abbyssinian Gospel Choir,Jazz Foundation, Jazzmobile , American Diabetes Hats Event, Educational event WC Handy at JALC (piano/vocal). Oil Can Harry's Vancouver Canada,Steinway Musical Hall. Numerous Hotels.

Whitney has performed  studio:  Clark Terry, Wycliffe Gordon,Taurus Mateen, Barry Sames, Steve Turre, Riza Printup,Camile Thurman, Frank Lacy,Ray Charles (studio), Arnetia Walker, Danny Mixon,Wayne Newton (Years), Walter Blanding Jr., Dan Nimmer, Neal Cain. Ramone Pooser,Don Freidman, Marcus Mclorin, Eric Durham,Ricky Gordon,Gary Motley,Taurus Mateen, Reginal Veal, Carmen Intorre, Anthony Wonsey, Gerry Gibbs, 

James McCormick and more.

Rochester Eastman Jazz Educators Big Band, Drake University Big Band, Favorite Conductor = Vinnie Valcone,Wayne Newton Orchestra,Cotton Club Big Band.  Apollo Big Band Chester Whitmore conductor. Melton Mustafa Big Band.

Other performaces: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 (Hawaii),Fox Theater Grammy Events, 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, Substitute at New York Jazz Workshop and teaches privately.

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, Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis,Clark Terry,Roberta Flack,Gladys Knight, Abbey Lincoln, Irene Reid, 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, & Dianne Reaves.

 Other studio sessions: Mr. Gadget.

 Studio : Billboard Awards.

 My favorite Book : "The Little Red Book of Musician's Wisdom" By Sheila     

​ Anderson.

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.

Mother: Dot  & Father: Jack (both musicians)

Dee Dee Bridgewater - Mentor

cd's available: 






DIG DIS track #5: ROMANCIN IN JAZZ TIME-BluJazz Lable,Pub B.M.I. Marchell Starr Music.  Ms. Marchelle Jackson-Vocals, Russel Hall-Bass, Danny Mixon- Piano,Caremn Intorre- Drums, Jeremy Pelt- Trumpet. 1.&2 version 

About Whitney Marchelle

Nov 5th,2018

Russian Samovar (re-scheduled  to 2019)

(212) 757-0168)

40.00 includes dinner and show



October 11,2018 -Guest appearance
635 Madison Ave 4th Flr
7:00 pm -10:00pm
15.00 Suggested Donation
RSVP Kim  917-723-8933 or pay at the door

complimentary lite snack & beverage provided.

Dress 60's style optional


June 30th 2017

Clement Jazz Series


(Taylor Moore, Patience Higgins,Frank Lacy, Sweet Lee Odom,Amina Figarova ,Whitney Marchelle Piano & Vocal,Essiet Okon Essiet,

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 Bld, 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 

2331 12th Avenue, New York 10023 by 133rd

9pm to midnight

Edsil Gomez,Carlo de Rosa,Sweet Lee Odom, Gerry Gibbs .

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: http://disabilitypridenyc.org/

​July 28

Brooklyn Block Party at 4pm

​July 31 Recording Studio Session(private)2-4pm

July/August Photo Shoot Celebrity Photographer: Rowena M. Husbands

Sept 2nd


Alvin & Friends

Brunch 11-3:00pm

​​14 Memorial Hwy, New Rochelle, NY 10801

Make reservations (914) 654-6549


Memorial  for my son Deano Nov 2018 duet Max 

Wellman & Whitney Marchelle NOCE' Des Moines IA