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Jocelyn Michelle

Jocelyn Michelle was born in Florida but raised in New Jersey. Her parents were both musical, her mother was a semi-professional pianist and opera singer, and her father played some trumpet. Jocelyn began piano lessons when she was just 7 years old when her parents discovered that she could already play melodies by ear. She eventually gravitated to guitar and played rock in her teens. She went to the University of Miami School of Music as a Music Merchandising Major for a while and returned to the keyboards when she left school. She had been playing on the club circuit in the Miami area when she met her husband, John Rack, who had his own musical project. Jocelyn joined his band as a keyboard player, and the two went on to become both musical and life partners. They eventually released three CDs together. The couple moved to Los Angeles where they lived for many years, performing with their re-constituted blues band. In 2013, they took a trip to Hawaii, fell in love with the Big Island, and in short order, made Hawaii their permanent home where they play jazz and blues and make occasional trips to the mainland to perform.

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