Born: March 23, 1960 Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Whitney Marchelle is a Internationally distributed recording and performance artist in Jazz, Pop,and Blues. Performances in 5 Star Hotels, ,Festivals, presitigious venues like Carnegie Hall (New York Jazz Academy)Club, NYC Blue Note and national commercials under her belt of over 25 years write- ups in New York NETWORK JOURNAL, Jazztimes, Jazzis, NYC Times,City Newspaper,Maxx Myricks's Maxx House , NYC Hot House. Alpha Phi Delta. Has received active airplay.
Performances with:; Wycliffe Gordon,Clark Terry,Quincy Jones,Herbie Hancock,Wayne Newton, Performed with members of the Frank Sinatra Orchestra, Eddie Henderson,Recordings with Jeremy Pelt, Background witht Freda Payne, DuetDee Dee Bridgewater,opened DavidFathead,performed with Wynard Harper, Kuni Mikani,Barry Harris, Paradigm Shift,Marchelle also adds her ability to play piano and guitar. Whitney singing and playing piano at the Zinc Bar in March 2011 with Sylvia Cuenca, Kim Clark Helen Sung and special guest trumpeter Dr. Eddie Henderson. George Eastman House singing and playing her originals w/ Eastman student bassist Katie Ernst.
Whitney Marchelle performed Dec 26th, 2010 at Carnegie Hall with the New York Jazz Acedemy
In 2010 Marchelle performed at Eastman in Rochester NY playing piano and singing for the Women in Jazz Music Festival teaching a jazz vocal Clinic under Dr. Derrick Smith of Eastman with was aired on channel 8. Whitney Performed at the African American Festival with Tia Fuller which her segment was televised on channel 13.
Marchelle performed with bassist Sabu Adeyola and quartet at the Pine Grill Jazz Festival Reunion in Buffalo 2010.
A.F.T.R.A./S.A.G Spike Lee's produced STATE FARM commercial. For Ray Charles, Ike Turner studio sessions. Background parts on Law and Order & Hitch.Don Deigo & Steve Turre's cd
Whitney was a unexpected guest at the Killbourne Hall at the Xerox Rochester Jazz festival 2010 when called up on stage with the African Bassekou-Kouyate & Ngoni Ba group where they traded impromtu jazz & blues licks and received a standing ovation 2010. In 2008 a scheduled performance with the Musican Educators Big Band under the direction of Howard Potter for the Rochester Jazz Festival.
Numerous International Hotels: Radisson, Harrah's,Hyatt,Hilton, Dusit Dubai Hotel, La Vila in Paris , & Japan.
Wayne Newton gives the nickname of Slick to Marchelle for her soulful and smooth vocals when performing a 30-minute solo and duet with Wayne for 4 years.
BillBoard Entertainment Award show (background vocalist w/ lead),Atlanta Jazz Festival, Eddie Durham Festival, Kansas City Jazz Festival,Rochester Jazz Festival, Jazz In July Festival, Budweiser Festival. Dee Dee Bridgewater graced Marchelle's stage while performing with the Mustafa Orchestra at the Art Deco Festival in Florida (was in Jazziz ). The IAJE (big band in Atlanta GA), Frank Sinatra's Big Band (Vinnie Valcone conductor), the Drake University Big Band, several Presidential, Olympic, and Grammy private events.Harlem Gospel Choir.Singapore Lighting of the Olympic Torch Festival,Balloon Festival Sentosa Island.
Whitney performed with Paradigm Shift Group & individual members (Mel Henderson,Gerry Youngman, Sean Jefferson) 2010 Pomodoros in ROC,Luthern Church Video (Obama's In The House), Memorial Art Gallery and studio sessions.
Whitney also made a guest appearance with Dave Bergers jazz band at Jazz@lincoln Center.She performed The Star Spangled Banner at the Chris Evert Tennis Classic. Opened for KISS, Bill Withers ,Donny Hawthoway(with sister Joanne Jackson at Oil Can Harry's in Canada Witches Brew),Tommy Banks Show, Tonight Show Hosted By Don Rickles.Tony Bennet several same billing w/ Wanye Newton, Fox Theater, Civic Center, NYC Aaron Davis Hall Theater acting/singing.Flushing Town Hall opening for Fathead Neuman, ABC Superstars in Hawaii, Ilikii Hotel,Lenox Lounge,Rochester's NY Memorial Art Gallery w violinist Auga Davenport, Memorial Art Gallery w/Wycliffe Gordon & friends.
DISTIRBUTED BY CITY HALL RECORDS NATIONALLY Award recipient international recording singer/songwriter is based out of New York City and Rochester NY and stamps you with her own style immediately. This smooth & straight- ahead jazz CD, Me, Marsalis & Monk, Engineered by Grammy winner Marc Useli and mastered by engineer Ken Depotter demostrates the art of composing 'in the moment' while performing an instantaneous level of creativity. Me, Marsalis & Monk features Grammy Award Winners REGINAL VEAL & NEAL CAIN - bass, WYCLIFFE GORDON- trombone and CLARK TERRY - trumpet & fugel. Also, Don Deigo-tenor, Patience Higgins- soprano sax, Eric Durham - guitar (son of Eddie Durham), Eddie Davis - trumpet, Sylvia Cuenca - drums, Kofie Burbridge - flute, Grammy Award Winner Wynton Marsalis' own Walter Blanding Jr. - arrangements & sax, Dan Nimmer - piano, and Barry Sames - piano among others.
This cd is produced by Whitney Marchelle, Clark Terry, Marsha Topsy Durham, Phil Tan, Ricky Gordon akaDirty Red and Ernest Gregory. The CD Me, Marsalis & Monk was recorded in the following states; Pennsylvania, New York and Georgia.
WHITNEY MARCHELLE aka Marchell Jackson wrote 6 tracks along with the words to Grammy Award Winner WYNTON MARSALIS's tune, LOOSE DUCK. The remaining 3 tracks of music by Grammy Award Winners Thelonious MONK and words by John Hendricks.
WHITNEY MARCHELLE HAS ALOT TO BRING TO THE TABLE. A poet, theater & television actress but mainly a singer of 3 1/2 octaves with the ability to read music, attendeing numerous schools and Universites including New School Univeristy,D.M.A.C.C. Yamaha School Of Music, Kauffman School Of Music and Eastman just to name a few.
WHITNEY MARCHELLE instructs clinic's of Jazz Vocals & Basic Theory all over the world including BERKLEE Conservatory(Japan), Wellington Schools (Dubai), Sojouner House , School 46 ROC,Eastman, U of R University
Whitney grew up listening and listens to Nancy Wilson, Ella, Sarah Vaughn, Carmen, Nina Simone, Billy Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Mahalia Jackson, Bonnie Raitt, Chaka Khan, Barbra Streisand, Eddie Jefferson, Mel Torme, Pavoritti, Jon Hendricks, Ellington, Sinatra, Mark Murphey, Monk, Amrstrong, Stevie Wonder, Abbey Lincoln, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Natilie & Nat Cole, Clifford Brown, Clark Terry, Celia Cruz, Lorretta Lynn, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis,Wynton Marsalis,Leona Horne, Shirley Horne,Coltrane, Pharaho Sanders and many more..
Source: Najmah Marzook
Awards:We Are Listening Singer/Songwriter Awards recipient for songs "What Jazz Is" and "Loose Duck." Song of the Year - must listen to Savannah award Eddie Durham Performance Vocalist award. Songoftheyear suggested artist - 2008 Songofthe year suggested artit - 2009 (Dec)
'What Jazz Is'... excellent... a jazz anthem —Dubai Live Magazine
...especially love 'In Walked Bud,' 'Pannonica' and Marsalis' 'Loose Duck' —XM Radio, Maxx House
Neo-soul with straight-ahead. Great! —David Sears, NARAS
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Willing to teach:
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Teaches: Jazz Clinics Internationally ALL AGES to ADVANCE. FEE BASED ON INIDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION GROUP OR SCHOOLING. SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT BY EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org BERKLEE KOBIE CONSERVATORY- KOBIE- JAPAN WELLINGTON SCHOOL OF MUSIC - DUBIA UAE EASTMAN - JAZZ VOCAL CLINIC - 2008 TELEVISED SCHOOL 46 - ROCHESTER NY MEMORIAL ART GALLARY SOJOURNER HOUSE STUDENTS
My clinics vary with ages from learning the voice and its functions, the do and dont's, how to project, to breathe, the melody, improvisation, the circle of fifths,knowing the music around us, (a door shutting what note was it, elevators notes, phone ring notes find them on piano)-identify; theory,excercises,scales,vibrato control, stage fright.Know your keys, how to talk to band members, the road map of a song. How to sing various styles to the same song. Demostrate and apply, listening to other accomplished singers AND musicians.Music in other countries.