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Branice Mackenzie bringing down the house

Her Voice Can Only Be Described As: First Rate

May 2007-Branice McKenzie's career includes everything from jazz to theater to prolific songwriting. Some of her credits include critically acclaimed performances at the Newport Jazz Festival and The Umbria Jazz Festival.

In theatre she has created roles in "Shades Of Harlem", "Sing Sister Sing" and "Jazz Alley". As a composer and musical director, she has penned music for "Shelter", "Shades of Harlem" and Blackbirds Of Courage" as well as her latest work, "This World Is Mine: A Musical Revue for Children". She is also a recipient of Meet The Composer, a New York State grant and most recently she made her directiorial debut with the World Premier of "Celebrate Kwanzaa" at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Her incredible four octave voice and magnificent song stylings have been hailed throughout the world. She has been touring with Harry Belafonte (1984-1993), Gregory Hines (1987-2003), Roberta Flack, Hugh Masekela, Carly Simon, BeBe Winans, Dianne Reeves and Miriam Makeba to name a few and performing throughout the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Ms. McKenzie was invited to Russia to perform at Moscow's premier jazz club, Le Club and at the historic Tchaikovsky Hall. She just completed a Royal Command Performance in Morocco and she has also completed a successful run as an original cast member of the critically acclaimeed "I Can't Stop Loving You-The Music of Ray Charles".

She can be heard on numerous jingles and recordings including Hugh Masekela's "Uptownship" singing the hearalded single, "If You Don't Know Me By Now", Grammy nominated "Loves Drum Passion" by Olatunji and the single "Maybe Next Year" with Onaje Allan Gumbs on his latest CD, "Remember Their Innocence".

Ms. McKenzie's latest CD, "I Am Me: Melodies, Lyrics & Lessons for Children" was released to rave reviews from children of all ages and her composition, "Sing Sing Sing", was chosen as the second-grade song in McGraw-Hill's music textbook, "Spotlight On Music".



Harry Belafonte: "I have not only enjoyed her talent, I have beeen inspired by it".



"Tell Me" featuring Branice McKenzie is track one on Viaticus.

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