Jeannine Otis, aka Jahneen — songwriter, singer, and actress — is an artist that moves effortlessly from style to style, performing equally effectively in Classical, Pop, Jazz, R&B, and Gospel.
Anthony Tomassini, NY TIMES critic described Ms. Otis as a “show-stopper” in the role of Ella Worker in Downtown Music Production’s staging of The Cradle Will Rock.
She is a graduate of Wellesley College (Presser Music Scholar), the only African-American to win that award and she also holds a Masters Degree from Emerson College in Boston where she was a teaching fellow.
She has toured as a vocalist with many distinguished artists including Donald Byrd, Grover Washington Jr., Vishnu Wood, and Arthur Prysock.
Jeannine was recently the recipient of The Bishop’s Cross, which is the highest award for lay people by the Episcopal Church, for her musical contribution to the church as the music director of St Mark’s Church in the Bowery!