Michelle’s heritage is Pacific Islander (Tongan, Samoan, Fijian) and European and she is the only Pacific jazz vocalist performing globally at this time. A unique, exotic and wonderful experience for all audiences.......
Michelle Rounds, is a 3rd generation professional singer, following her father, John Rounds (composer, singer, guitarist, recording artist), and grand-mother, Bonita Latu Rounds (singer and multi-instrumentalist).
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She is renowned throughout Australasia and the Pacific
as one of their finest jazz vocalists ever, and has released numerous
albums both in collaboration and on her own. Michelle has presented
many jazz concerts throughout the world and is admired for her
courageous and versatile scatting, more in the form of instrumental
voice solos – she has a very wide vocal range and continually delights
her audiences with the creativity expressed in this range – Michelle is a
very fine and creative jazz singer of all styles - ballads, latin jazz,
swing, be-bop, Mississippi Delta Blues, blues and waltzes.
Free Download - YOU GO TO MY HEAD ...Michelle, John and Gordon Rounds - this track was recorded in the early 1960's by brothers, John (guitar) and Gordon (rhythm guitar)Rounds - Michelle added her vocal to it in 2010 - altho it was not recorded for vocal (slightly fast tempo and not her key) it was something that was special to her - it is yours, if you like it - with LOVE
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CD's and Digital Downloads available below .....
A MATCHA CHOCOLATE LOVE ADVENTURE ... 14 x superlative jazz standards - Yousuke Ohnishi - piano, Nobuyuki Takeshita - acoustic bass and Michelle Rounds - vocal / 1 x incredible original hiphop with top Japanese rap artists STEAL & SHORTY of Miyazaki
COFFEE TIME JAZZ ... "Pasifikan Diva Michelle Rounds, Cleve Douglass of New York, and a rhythm section comprised of top-notch Japanese players, Kazuhiko Okumura (piano), Kiyoshi Ikeda (bass) and Eiichiro Touyama (drums) bring you a new look at seven jazz standards and a jazz interpretation of "Amazing Grace". Prepare to be swept away."