JAZZ, the Love of my Life
"When I sing Jazz, a whole new door opens to my soul....No other songs touch my Heart like jazz standards do, so full of beauty and love, dignity and grace, wisdom and romance. Singing Jazz gives my Heart, my voice and my Spirit, the freedom, the joy and spontaneity they long for...''
''The AfroJazz Experience''
'' AfroJazz is a direction I have been wanting to take for a long time. Deep in my gut lives Haiti, Africa, and the rythms they have fed my Soul with. Its no wonder I would one day feel the urge to integrate them into my music.
It seems like the unavoidable step to take at this point of my journey, as I am growing closer and closer to my core, as a musician, as an artist, as a human being.'' RJ
"Angie Stone, India Arie, Erykah Badu, Mary J.Blige, Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker, Patti Cathcart, Sade, Annie Lennox, Shirley Horn, Betty Carter, Billie Holiday...
my divas, my mammas, my inspirations..."
D'ÂME SOUL is my child. My first creation. My life long love. My story.
Photo: Rachelle as a backvocalist of Celine Dion on the tour "D'EUX" from DVD "Live in Paris" 1995
"I loved being a backvocalist. It is something I have always enjoyed. As vocal harmony is a passion, as well as acting and dancing, I had the opportunity to do lots of it with great acts such as Celine Dion, Véronique Sanson, Eddy Mitchell, Bob Walsh, Paul Cargnello, Emeline MIchel, Dramatik.
But the experience I enjoyed the most was with legendary rocker Robert Charlebois. It redefined what being a backvocalist is, taking it to new spheres and dimensions.
Rachellle as a backvocalist for Celine Dion, Live in Paris,
World Tour ''D'EUX'' 1995-1997