Jazz Vocalist, Rochelle Thompson
"The First Lady of Jazz in Harlem, USA" New York Beacon.
Rochelle Thompson is a consummate jazz musician who knows the language of a song. Evoking the spirits of the jazz legends of our time, her stage presence, timing, sense of swing and dynamic vocal abilities qualifies her as the next contemporary jazz classic.
A Pittsburgh native, Rochelle attended Sarah Lawrence College in LaCoste, France as a film & sculpture major. Ever active in her community, she has been involved with the following activities:
- Jazz Editor for Pittsburgh Music Makers
with her own column entitled, "Take the A Train".
Actress, director, poet and jazz historian, Rochelle has been involved in the theatrical productions of: · "The Crucible", · "Amen Corner" · "Lucifer's Boogie" (co-directed) · "The Me Nobody Knows"
Rochelle has performed internationally as well as the greater NYC area and opened for such artists as: Joe Williams, David Sanborn, Ahmad Jamal, The Chambers Brothers, Kenny Rankin, Leon Thomas, Ritchie Havens and Danny Mixon. She also performed as a guest vocalist at the March of Dimes Annual Jazz Concert with Clifford Jordan and Jaki Bayard. Rochelle currently works with her trio, Jazzratti: Paul Gabriel Winston - Piano, Radu Williams - Bass, Noel Parris - Drums
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