Jazz Vocalist, Rochelle Thompson

"The First Lady of Jazz in Harlem, USA"… New York Beacon.

Rochelle Thompson

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".
- Written/ produced her own jazz showcases:
1. "Like Catching the Morning Rain"
2. "Oh Yes, I Remember Billie"
3. "Miss Thompson's Daughter Celebrates the Glory of Miss Alberta Hunter"
4. "The Little Jazz Festival That Could", an outreach project that involved and educated children in the ways of jazz.
- Co-founder of the Harlem Renaissance Jazz Festival.

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

For Booking, interviews or more information, please contact: inthemoment@aol.com