Tyreek McDole

Tyreek McDole, an outstanding 24-year-old vocalist, has been making waves and enchanting audiences with his remarkable talent, characterized by a velvety tone and polished delivery. With a string of prestigious awards to his name, Tyreek shines as a rising star in the music world.

It was during the acclaimed Jazz at Lincoln Center's 2018 Essentially Ellington National Competition that Tyreek made his vocal debut, leaving an indelible mark as he walked away with the prestigious Outstanding Vocalist Award, presented by none other than the iconic Wynton Marsalis.

His performances have seen him share the stage with an impressive roster of musicians and acts, including Theo Croker, Gary Bartz,  Nicholas Payton, Rodney Whitaker, Russell Hall, Johnny O’Neal, Emmet Cohen, Miki Yamanaka, Mike King, Mike Ode, Eric Wheeler, Ted Nash, Matt Wilson, Ben Allison, Rockelle Whitaker, Winard Harper, Marcus Printup, Eric Reed, Carl Allen, Victor Goines, Chris Crenshaw, Jonathan Michel, Isaiah J. Thompson, Charlie Sigler, Chris Beck, Kyle Koehler and many others. Together, they have graced renowned venues like The Blue Note, Dizzy's Club, Birdland Theatre, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Minton's Playhouse, enthralling audiences with their collective artistry and musical prowess.

Beyond his remarkable performances, Tyreek's educational journey had taken him to The Oberlin Conservatory of Music, from which he was awarded a degree in Jazz performance. Under the guidance of esteemed instructors LaTanya Hall, Gary Bartz, Gerald Cannon, Eddie Henderson, Billy Hart, Dan Wall, Sullivan Fortner, and Weedie Braimah, Tyreek's musical horizons continue to expand, preparing him for an even more promising future in the world of music.

He has been recently declared the 1st place winner of the Sarah International Jazz Vocal Competition. Noted as one of the most anticipated events in jazz, McDole's accolade now ranks him among the competition's previous winners including the standout artists Samara Joy (2019 winner) and Jazzmeia Horn (2013 winner). Tyreek is the 2nd male to ever win in the competition’s 12 year history.

Now Based in New York City, Tyreek McDole is leaving a lasting impact on the music industry, solidifying himself as a young artist with immense potential.

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