“Forgive me if I don’t have the words. Maybe I can sing it and you’ll understand.”
— Ella Fitzgerald
The Art of Jazz with Tracey Whitney
A former Raelette with the legendary Ray Charles, Tracey Whitney began performing with The Whitney Family at age 11. After touring with Ray, she spent 5 years singing solo in Japan. Since relocating to Albuquerque in 2012, she’s been thrilling audiences throughout the city with her brand of classic jazz and sophisticated soul in venues such as Vernon’s Black Diamond Lounge, the Santa Ana Star Casino, the Hyatt Tamaya Resort, the Isleta Casino (she was featured in their 2014 Embers’ Steakhouse TV commercial and website), Pappadeaux, Scalo, the Hyatt Regency, St Clair Winery, Casa Rondena Winery, and the Hotel Andaluz, where she's performed regularly since 2016, and along with her band (featuring New Mexico luminaries Sid Fendley on piano, Rodney Bowe on bass and Wayne Johnson on drums), was the resident performer every weekend in the hotel's Casablanca Room with her show, The Art of Jazz with Tracey Whitney from April to November 2018.
In addition to concerts including The Santa Fe Bandstand, St John’s College Music on the Hill, Women’s Voices and Ladies Sing The Blues at the Albuquerque Museum, the African American Performing Arts Center, Old Town Albuquerque, the NM State Fair and many more, Tracey has opened concerts for contemporary jazz stars Marc Antoine, Euge Groove, Will Donato, Darren Rahn and Julian Vaughn. Under her Babydoll Entertainment label, she released her third independent CD Live At The Outpost Performance Space (May 2017), which received a Best Vocal Performance nomination from the New Mexico Music Awards (she was also a featured performer), and was nominated for the ABQ-based Weekly Alibi’s 2017 Best of the Burque Music Showcase.
Let us customize your experience: from performing with a pianist, to a trio, quartet or larger, Tracey Whitney will give your event the sophistication and elegance you deserve, with one of the best live shows in town!