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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

“Extraordinary -- a world-class talent!” Don Heckman, jazz critic for the Los Angeles Times, calls her. And it's no wonder. She has a magnetic stage presence. Wherever she performs - domestically, or in Europe, Japan, Australia, Canada -- it's the same story. She's been such a hit at London's famed Ronnie Scott's Club (where she has been a regular for the last eight years) that the owner, Pete King, asked Jackie to appear on Ronnie Scott's own prestigious Jazz House label and the London Evening Standard called her “one of the finest singers to perform at Ronnie's since Shirley Horn.” Among the many jazz greats Jackie has sung, recorded, or toured with are: Clark Terry (at the Monterey Jazz Festival), Toots Thielemans, Barry Harris, Cyrus Chestnut, Terry Gibbs, Buddy DeFranco, Red Holloway, Eric Alexander, Jeremy Pelt, Ernie Watts, Roy McCurdy, George Gaffney, Amina Figarova, Mike Wofford, Larry Vuckovich, Jon Mayer, and Jon Hendricks - just a few of the legends with whom she has shared the stage, and who sing her praises as well....
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”Extraordinary Is The Word! . . . A World Class Talent. Jazz singing at its very best.” -- Don Heckman, The Los Angeles Times

”Extravagantly Gifted! . . . Astonishing range - both emotionally and stylistically. A true jazz original.” -- Andrew Gilbert, jazz critic

”Sweeping vocal powers. . . A real discovery of a singer. . . Jackie Ryan's chemistry of passion is truly sensational.” -- John Fordham, The London Guardian

”The fiery multilingual Ryan is mightily impressive!” -- Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times

”Singing from the heart. . . Jackie bridges gaps between both geography and generations!” -- Steven Graybow, Billboard

”Deftly Assured! Savvy interpretive jazz vocalizing.” -- Variety

”Superb! The bell-like resonance of her smokey voice coupled with her heartfelt emotion...

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Music

Featured recording “Listen Here”

Listen Here

Open Art Productions
2013
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    Listen Here

    Open Art Productions
    2013
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    Listen Here

    Open Art Productions
    2012
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    Doozy

    Open Art Productions
    2009
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    You and the Night and the Music

    Open Art Productions
    2008
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    You and the Night and the Music

    Open Art Productions
    2007
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    This Heart of Mine

    OpenArt
    2004
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    This Heart Of Mine

    OpenArt
    2003
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