Born: June 10, 1976
Having performed twice by Presidential invitation at the White House including a command performance for the President, Jacki DePiro has the proud lineage of having been a protï¿½gï¿½ to jazz legend Shirley Horn, a Celebrity spokes-model, a narrator and main-stage vocalist for A-List clients including hundreds of performances and events for Canon, Anheiser Busch, Universal Studios, Panasonic, Roland Corp., Prous, USWA, Sony, etc. , and an ongoing and increasing reputation that places her as one of the world’s foremost Jazz Vocal talents encompassing a well-earned reputation as a “total celebrity” of class, talent, poise, looks, ultimate professionalism, accomplishment and experience. Her concert performances are met with rave reviews and sold-out audiences each and every time she takes the stage....
On Saturday night in Hollywood CA., I witnessed an amazing evening of music by jazz vocalist, Jacki DePiro. The hour set was a performance of songs from DePiro's new release Where I Hang My Hat Is Home, out in 2006 on JaRic Records, Los Angeles.
Jacki handled each tune with the poise and control of every great like Nancy Wilson, Ella and newer artists like Diana Krall but what this Diva has that most Jazz singers lack is a belt voice that rivals Celine Dion and Mariah Carey. And like Nancy Wilson, she's physically beautiful! I was thrilled too at how great her band was, led by brother and pianist Rick DePiro who wrote the title cut for this new CD as well as two other cuts, arranged and also produced the CD. The bassist and drummer were awesome but I guess theyd have to be to keep up with chops like DePiro has on piano. Jacki DePiro should be a huge star very soon and I can't believe she's not there already! If you dont have this CD, go buy it because it's going to be one of your all-time favorite Jazz CDs. It's definitely one of mine. Samuel Griffin / Los Angeles >>> JaRic Records is an LA-Nashville based label headquartered in Los Angeles.
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