Style: World; Pop; Opera; Jazz; Folk; Gospel; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
Bio: College Professor | Independent Studio Instructor | Professional Jazz Musician |
A rising jazz talent from Hong Kong, Jackie Yin captivates the hearts of her audience with her charismatic tone and warm timbre. A versatile singer with an impressive range, Jackie takes listeners on a ride through a variety of styles, from the Great American Songbook to Brazilian classics to the modern and popular hits of today. A master at improvisation, Jackie uses her voice like an instrument, delivering exciting solos while exploring the harmonic possibilities of the music. Jackie is also multi-lingual, able to reach out to a global audience who love to hear her sing in English, Portuguese, French, Italian, Mandarin and Cantonese. Her unique repertoire includes her many original songs which blend lush harmonies with refreshing grooves, creating a cool yet sophisticated urban sound. Lyrically, she delves into the world relationships and seeks to represent feelings, desires and thoughts of modern people. Also an accomplished pianist, Jackie is traveling the musical path of legendary singer/pianists that went before her, like Shirley Horn, Nina Simone, Eliane Elias and Diana Krall. Her self-accompanied performances showcase the organic unity of her smooth vocals and skillful playing. As an arranger, Jackie not only specializes in small jazz ensemble writing, but she also has a knack for large vocal group adaptations. Her vocal arrangements are often distinguished by vibriant colors through reharmonization and intriguing rhythmic interplays, while always placing the lyrics in the spotlight. In addition to her performing, composing and arranging, Jackie is also an adept educator who enjoys sharing her knowledge of jazz and contemporary music with students of all ages from around the world.
Jackie received her Master’s degree in vocal jazz from the University of North Texas. She currently travels between Hong Kong and the United States, writing, performing, and teaching.
Voice Type: Mezzo-soprano
Music Styles Taught: World; Pop; Opera; Jazz; Folk; Gospel; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I have a wait-list for private lessons; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I offer lessons in a group environment; I accept students through a college or university program