Jackie Bornstein is one of Melbourne’s most captivating singers. Known for her rich tones and ability to get to the heart of a tune, Jackie brings a powerful energy to each performance. She has developed her own style, imparting a range of emotions through her use of varied vocal timbres.
Growing up in a musical family with a musical diet heavily laden with big band swing, bebop and modern jazz, Jackie developed an ear for jazz from childhood. Trained classically as a child (in voice, piano and clarinet), she continued her jazz leaning becoming strongly influenced by modern vocal greats including Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves and Dee Dee Bridgewater.
Jackie went on to study Jazz Voice Performance at the Victorian College of the Arts after completing her Psychology degree at the University of Melbourne. She was also awarded a UK Masters scholarship during which she completed a thesis examining the role of the arts and music in resolving conflicts and promoting expressive and listening capacities.
Jackie’s 2017 Melbourne International Jazz Festival debut was a sellout and she has become a regular at Melbourne’s top jazz venues with performances at Lido Jazz Room, Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Bird’s Basement, Paris Cat Jazz Club and more. She is also set to to debut at Kew Court House and the Melbourne Recital Centre in 2018 (click here for preliminary details!). Jackie performs alongside a selection of Australia’s finest jazz musicians including James Sherlock, Stephen Magnusson, Angela Davis, Philip Rex, Danny Fischer, Hugh Harvey, Craig Fermanis, Anton Delecca, Tamara Murphy and Sam Keevers.