Currently a Melbourne based jazz vocalist, Jackie has performed venues in Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and the UK over the past 15 years. With a particular talent for storytelling through song, Jackie is known for her ability to get to the heart of a tune and impart 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.