Great experience! Wonderful music for our special event! Loved by all!
Jackie West and her Jazz Band are (at the core a Jazz Trio (guitar, bass, vocalist), that can also expand into a larger unit easily with added drums, piano and horns) are comprised of some of NYC's most talented, young jazz artists who swing and call to your heart strings.
Jackie West was born to a family of musicians and surrounded by music and celebrations of jazz from an early age. Her uncle was drummer Ernie West--and her grandfather was a crooner. Her grandmother was a jazz dancer who frequently hosted Sarah Vaughn at her dinners. While she grew up listening to the rock n roll her father played, Jacquelyn was taken care of by her grandmother who exposed her to swing, bebop and the compositions of great cousin, Henry Mancini. Jacquelyn studied tap dancing and poetry, then turned to the microphone as a teenager.
Jacquelyn brings a fascination to the spontaneous, collaborative aspects of jazz. She studied with master vocalists over the years and performance at the New York Jazz Academy. Her style is rooted in tradition, having spent time learning the blues in St. Louis, Missouri. Poets and musicians describe Jacquelyn's voice as "soft, honest, and playful with no maneuvers" and "like having a peppermint and a cigarette at the same time".
With a jazz vocabulary of songs from the Great American Songbook and Jazz Standards that would make any occasion a special one, clients are constantly buzzing about Jackie West and her band and quickly making this Jazz Unit one of the most in-demand for Private and Corporate events in the tri-state area.
Bring ELEGANCE, CLASS, CHARM, and STYLE to your special event by adding great music and musicianship only Jackie West and her Band can provide.