Michele Resume

      Michele Denise, a versatile American vocalist, who performs jazz and blues in Europe, Asia and the US, is currently based in the Netherlands.

"I grew up listening to everything from Sarah Vaughan, BB King, Mahalia Jackson, Charlie Pride and Gershwin."

Awarded a classical piano scholarship at Eastern Kentucky University, Michele seized every opportunity to perform in small musical theaters, singing jazz in lounge venues or choirs. Traveling to various parts of the United States, Michele was singled out to perform in a historic “Mandela Released” event. During her time in the US, Michele worked a dual role as director/vocalist for several gospel and classic choirs in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia.

Residing between Malaysia and China, Michele formed a blues and classic rock band, Deuces Wild, performing a variety of American blues and rock standards while infusing Chinese and Malaysian songs. Michele collaborated and recorded with Beijing based 3L, featuring Cui Jian Band infusing gospel vocals on their "Wang Wei" CD. Michele was also a vocalist for the jazz band, Yun Zi. During the Miri Jazz Festival, Michele performed with Singapore based Universal Blues band. Additionally,she has performed with Chico Banks, Chicago style Blues guitarist, Yiang Yi Sock, jazz pianist and artistic rock band, Zen. In Malaysia, Michele had the privilege to sing especially for the Tuan Yang Terutama (Kings)of both Sarawak and Sabah, Malaysia.

"Versatile and animated in her presentation which is further enchanced by her wide repertoire of jazz songs."
-Grand Palace Hotel

"Apparently she's familiar in jazz circles. She's astounding, by the way. All this being impromptu, if you've stayed around at the Festival this long (up to about 2:30AM), consider her performance the ultimate payoff.
-Lionel, Malaysian blogger

Partial List of Clientele

Grand Palace Hotel
Marriott Hotel
Sarawak Shell BHD
Total Brunei
Hong Leong
Nippon Oil
Luzac College
Eastwood Golf Club
Blue Ginger
Piasau Boat Club
Kenyalang Shell Press Awards
Miri City Fan Festival
Imperial Hotel
Gymkana Club

Updated:  February 16, 2012

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