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About Jeannine

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!

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Jahneen - Lover Man

Jeannine’s Music

Jeannine Otis’ music is featured on many compilations recently released by the Warner Group. You can hear her hits like:
“Into My Heart”
“Flowers in the Water”
“Summer Sun”
“Everybody’s Dancin'”
Follow Jeannine Otis on Spotify to listen.

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Jeannine in Action!


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This beautiful painting by Sarah Yuster, “Adagio,” features Jeannine at Snug Harbor Cultural Center’s Tuscan Garden in 2016.

Jeannine Otis by Sarah Yuster