JEANNE O'CONNOR is a singer of jazz, swing, pop and R&B who recently moved from New York City to Saratoga Springs. She has begun to gig in the Capital region, and continues to sing in the NY metro area.
Jeanne has appeared at New York's Blue Note, Elaine's, J's, the Rainbow Room, the Cat Club, Condon's, Top of the Six's, and many other jazz clubs. She has appeared at the Guggenheim Museum as part of its Worldbeat Jazz series. Jeanne was recently a featured vocalist on opening night of Midsummer Night's Swing at Lincoln Center, sharing the stage with Nicholas Payton. She has appeared with New York Philomusica in several jazz/classical concerts featuring George Mraz, Gene Bertoncini and Frank Wess.
Jeanne sings with some of the country's leading swing and jazz bands, including Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, the Widespread Depression Jazz Orchestra, and Peter Duchin. She created Jeanne O'Connor Sings Gershwin as part of the Rockefeller Center City Celebration. She opened for Joan Rivers at Michael's Pub, and starred in the club's Irving Berlin tribute. She has also performed at New York's annual all-star Jazz Nativity, sharing the stage with Tito Puente, John Faddis, and Phil Woods, among others.
In addition to studio work and background singing, Jeanne performs with the String of Pearls female jazz vocal trio. With String of Pearls, Jeanne has appeared at the Women in Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center, at the JVC Jazz Festival, the NY Cabaret Convention, New York's First Night celebration, and the 92nd Street Y's Lyrics and Lyricists program. The trio has recently been performing at Enzo's Jazz and Sweet Rhythm in Manhattan. String of Pearls has toured abroad in Germany, France, and Japan. String of Pearls has released several CDs in the U.S. and Japan.
Jeanne also sings in a duo with jazz and R&B singer Richard Lanham. Lanham and O'Connor cover the territory from swing to soul. The two singers have performed at Chanterelle, 21, the Four Seasons, the Greenport Music Festival, the Frick Museum, the Museum Mile celebration in Manhattan, and the Museum of Modern Art.
Jeanne is currently completing her solo CD recording.