After years as a principal in the National Youth Music Theatre, I studied jazz harmony at Morley College in London as well as improvisation with BBC Jazz award winner Anita Wardell and also cut my teeth as singer and compare for bebop pioneer Laurie Morgan’s trio, fronting their famous North London weekly gig, Downstairs at The King’s Head in Crouch End for over a decade.
I went on to support Georgie Fame, sing backing vocals for Luddy Samms (The Drifters) and recently performed for Samuel L Jackson as well as other A list celebrities, singing Bond songs in front of British Icons like Shirley Bassey and Pierce Brosnan.
Credits include performances at The Jazz Cafe, The 606 club, Ronnie Scott’s and The National Theatre, as well as a cruise on the Seine in Paris and the Cannes Film Festival. I was voted “Best Newcomer” at the Marlborough Jazz Festival 2015.
WHAT THEY SAY
“Jeanie’s vocals are a touch of class with a sound that is both stylish and personal and characterized by a refreshingly English delivery…”
John O’Neill, former Jazz critic, The Sunday Times
“Jeanie is a joyous performer with an effortless style…”
Neil Bennison, Programme Manager, Theatre Royal, Nottingham
“Jeanie’s infectious smile, great diction and rapport with her audience make it a joy and a real pleasure to listen to her”
Chris Moore, BBC Radio (Jazz Incorporated)
“It’s just the perfect blend to relax after work, comfy in your sofa and with a glass of your favourite wine…”
Séverine Erhart, We7.com
London Jazz News
“The hot chick has mellow tones”
Richard Roundtree (Shaft)