Rachael Jewell

Canadian singer-songwriter Rachael Jewell is quickly establishing herself as one of Canada’s hidden gems by capturing audiences with her deep emotion, powerfully clear tone, and stylistic versatility.  Her impressive range and mastered control of technique will draw the listener in and surely send shivers down your spine.

As a songwriter, she is strongly influenced by her multi-genre background, having grown up listening to a diverse group of artists such as, Queen, Sarah Brightman, Josh Groban, Charlotte Church, Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, and Adele, as well as many other mainstream artists. Rachael’s classical and musical theatre background gives her a natural feel for melody and expression, while rhythm and lyrics are influenced by pop and jazz.

Growing up in Parksville, Vancouver Island, BC. Rachael developed a love for musical theatre and classical music, performing in musicals, festivals, and vocal competitions since the age of 9. By her late teens she took interest in opera for it’s grand theatrics and musical complexity, which expanded her understanding of vocal expression to a new level. To gain more education in this genre, Rachael pursued both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Vocal performance from the University of Ottawa, where she graduated magna cum laude. In the summer of 2015, Rachael met her current vocal teacher, Dr. Michael Warren in New York City, where he introduced her to the world of Belt. This new sound opened the doors of opportunity to other genres including, jazz, pop, and soul R&B, where she truly felt free to start writing her own music.

Rachael has spent many years performing on the operatic stage portraying roles’s such as, Adele in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Despina in Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, the First Lady in Die Zauberflöte, and Mrs. Gobineau in Menotti’s The Medium (University of Ottawa’s Opera Productions ensemble). She also performed the role of Musetta in Puccini’s La Boheme (Toronto Opera Repertoire, dir. Giuseppi Macina) and Clotilde in Opera by Request’s concert performance of Bellini’s Norma (musical dir. Bill Shookoff). Rachael most recently performed with NACO at the National Art Centre’s Hockey Sweater event co-hosted by Hockey Legend Ken Dryden and Maestro Alain Trudel, and as a guest soloist with The Ottawa Symphony Orchestra.

Rachael just released her first demo as a soul/pop singer-songwriter, “It Doesn’t Work That Way,” available on SoundCloud. When Rachael isn’t writing or performing, she is sharing her love of music as a private voice and piano teacher.