Award-winningvocalist, composer, andclinician, Rochelle Ricecombines the best of past and present contemporary music. Her profound and flawless soundis a woven tapestry of jazz-centric contemporary pop and soul, while her undeniable stage presence and boldness marks her territory as an artist to follow on the new music scene.
Described as “beautiful, spiritual music, steeped in Rice’s trademark fusion of jazz, pop, and soul/R&B,” Rochelle released her debut project, WONDER–complete with beautiful original music, a sizzling quartet, and lush strings. WONDER is a strong first showing of what is sure to be compelling music career. As a consistent voice on the new music scene, Rochelle has performed at top venues including The Kennedy Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Blues Alley, Strathmore Mansion, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, and with internationally renowned and Grammy-Award winning artists such as, Sweet Honey In The Rock and Melissa Etheridge.
Dedicated to social justice and music education, Rochelle has performed atprotest rallies, marches and performed at boththeGrand Opening and First Anniversary Celebration of the National Museum of AfricanAmerican History and Culturein Washington, DC. As a music education and social justice advocate, shehas been invited to present herinteractive and intergenerational programmingboth nationally and internationally. Rochelle is a regular guest teaching artist for Strathmore Music Centerand is Education Program Manager for DC Jazz Festival.