Jessica Israels is an accomplished singer who has captivated audiences in both jazz and classical music throughout the United States. She performs regularly with the Jessica Israels Trio and the Chuck Israels Jazz Orchestra, which has performed at The Detroit Jazz Festival, The Portland Jazz Festival, and has recently released the album Second Wind, available on CDBaby, Amazon, and iTunes. She also performs chamber music with Una Voce Ensemble, a classical ensemble of considerable depth and variety, in smaller venues in the Portland area.
Jessica holds a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from Valdosta State University, a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Western Washington University. Previous noteworthy experiences include performances around the country with groups such as Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops, at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with Marvin Hamlisch and the National Symphony Orchestra, and at the Florida International Festival with the London Symphony Orchestra. Recently, Jessica completed a two year position as the Assistant Director of Choral Activities at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
Jessica is currently the Music Director at St. Gabriel Episcopal Church in Portland. Besides teaching private voice lessons at home, she teaches voice at Oregon Episcopal School, and at Multnomah Arts Center, where she directs the Multnomah Arts Center Women’s Chorus.