Jazzmobile 50th Anniversary: Vocalists like Cynthia Scott, Ghanniyya Green, Lynette Washington, and Whitney Marchelle were some of the leading ladies that ignited the stage that evening with beloved jazz standards and cherished blues renditions.
BUFFALO NEWS SAYS: One of the unheralded yet significant moments of the Lewiston Jazz Festival, Inc. was the appearance of former Ahmad Jamal bassist Sabu Adeyola with Bilal Sunni-Ali, formerly tenor sax player with Gil Scott-Heron. The two represented jazz steeped in rich history. Joining them from New York City was Whitney Marchelle, who has performed with Clark Terry, Herbie Hancock, Steve Torre, and others. Whitney sang Coltrane's Giant Steps (as she does on her fabulous Dig Dis CD), a highly regarded version in which Herbie Hancock exclaimed "Bravo". She also sang Equinox and Summertime, as well as, others. this performance, you witness jazz in its purest and historic form. One of the special highlights of the festival.
Whitney Marchelle and Tia Fuller - Highland Bowl Channel 13 - TV CLIP
NEW YORK PEOPLE TO WATCH
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June 25th : Ms.Whitney Marchelle (vocal/piano), Lonnie Plaxico (BS),Willerm Delisfort (P), Sweet Lee Odom (sax) Camile Gainer- Jones. (drms)
RECEIVING THE YOUNG GIFTED AND BLACK AWARD OF JAZZ & BLUES 2016. and interview Copacabana 2015 YGB