"Rice can, and does, sing anything and in just about any context. Moreover, that artistic generosity is matched with an unwavering grace and dignity in her performances; in its quiet way, it's dazzling" ~ Mike West, Washington City Paper
Rochelle Rice is a dynamic and compelling vocalist and songwriter, and has been named Best Jazz Vocalist by Washington City Paper Jazzy Awards (Washington, DC). Fresh from her residency at the prestigious arts center, Strathmore, her profound and flawless sound joins the singer/songwriters of the 1960s and the contemporary jazz vocalists of today.
As a consistent voice on Washington DC’s music scene, Rochelle has performed at some of the area’s top venues and events including The Kennedy Center, The Filmore, Twins Jazz Club, Amp by Strathmore, DC Jazz Festival, Strathmore Mansion, Capitol Bop’s Jazz Lofts, and the Hamilton. In 2014 she produced and performed the sold-out debut of The Conversation: Stories of Hope, Heart, and Wholeness, a joining of both classical and jazz music, featuring the well celebrated lyric coloratura, Marlissa Hudson, and one of the region’s jazz piano masters, Allyn Johnson.
Rochelle’s versatility has allowed her the opportunity to work with some of the industry’s most acclaimed musicians. In addition to being an alternate for the internationally renowned Grammy-award winning a cappella ensemble, Sweet Honey In The Rock®, Rochelle can be heard on Uncommon, the most recent CD release of gospel jazz pioneer and former musical director for Gil Scott-Heron, Kim Jordan.