Contemporary Soul & Jazz
As a singer, RACHELLE FERRELL is a quintuple threat: Besides having success as a jazz singer, she is also well respected in the R&B, pop, gospel, and classical music genres as well. Known for her six octave range, Ferrell is also an accomplished pianist who has worked with Lou Rawls, Patti LaBelle, Vanessa Williams, and George Duke.
- Farrell began singing at the age of six, and received classical training in violin at an early age as well.
- Farrell attended the presitigious Berklee College of Music in Boston where she honed her musical abilities in arrangement, singing and songwriting.
- Her debut album, First Instrument, includes guest performances from trumpeter Terence Blanchard, pianists Gil Goldstein and Michel Petrucciani, bassists Kenny Davis and Stanley Clarke, tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter and keyboardist Pete Levin.
- She is very popular in Japan where she has had hits with standards like Sam Cooke’s “You Send Me,” Cole Porter’s “What Is This Thing Called Love,” and Rodgers & Hart’s “My Funny Valentine.”