Since growing up in New York City and frequenting jazz clubs in her teens, while studying piano, voice, and writing songs, Jeannie Gagné has been immersed in an eclectic mix of music her whole life. Experiencing the best of the best in New York helped her to hone her craft as a vocal musician. As a young child Jeannie sang with her family in the Tri-Cities opera and was singing before she spoke, and began writing songs with her guitar in grade school. She has always known that music is her calling. As she will tell you, music is in her cells.
"Few vocalists create images and stir emotions merely with the sound of their voice.
All the great ones do, and Jeannie does, too." NYC's Downtown Magazine
Jeannie’s third album “Closer to Bliss” takes us on a soul-jazz journey about living and inspiration, that life is a gift to be cherished. Featured on jazz stations around the U.S., the album showcases her unique vocals and eclectic songwriting style. It brings together pop/rock with a jazz and folk for a contemporary sound that is distinctly Jeannie’s own. She has been called a rare vocalist with seemingly limitless styles and chops at her disposal, as well as a warm and inviting performer.
Jeannie sings from the depths of her soul with rare skill and passion. Her four-octave range and unique vocal style go from strong blues-influenced soul singing, to lyrical, beautiful and sometimes haunting reflective singing. She performs jazz with equal agility, and is seen frequently in the Boston area and elsewhere. Her pop/rock sound has been compared to Bonnie Raitt, Sarah MacLachlan, and Sheryl Crow.
“Jeannie is a very well respected vocalist in the world of music with a beautiful instrument.”
Lauren Kinhan, New York Voices
When she sings, Jeannie’s experience is almost spiritual, joyous. Her way of reaching audiences leaves them coming away uplifted and moved. Incredibly for example, one woman went up to Jeannie after a performance and said –much to Jeannie’s astonishment– “Thank you. I am battling cancer, and hearing you sing has made it easier for me.” Others often say, “Inspiring.” “Rare concert.” “Brilliant.”