'Best Vocalist' - Scottish Jazz Awards 2021
'Rising Star' - Scottish Jazz Awards 2019
Danny Kyle Award Winner - Celtic Connections 2017
Marianne McGregor is a vibrant and exciting young jazz singer based in Scotland. Taking great strides with her original music, Marianne has a huge body of material released and already has some touring and international performances under her belt. Highly acclaimed in the UK, Marianne has been awarded 'Rising Star' and ‘Best Vocalist’ at the Scottish Jazz Awards and the 'Danny Kyle Award' at Celtic Connections. Along with those accolades Marianne was also chosen to represent UK Jazz as a guest of the British Embassy in Havana, Cuba where she performed to a very appreciative sell-out audience. This young singer takes huge risks with her vocal delivery and raw songwriting, sitting comfortably among the jazz greats in both style and substance. Taking inspiration from her great jazz influencers, Marianne has a tone comparable to the likes of Amy Winehouse or Sarah Vaughan, an Ella-like freedom towards improvisation and captures phrasing and emotion with the power of Billie Holiday.
Despite the challenges of 2020 Marianne released her debut album of original music 'Good Morning Warning' and a second album of jazz standards 'Standards', both are available on all digital listening platforms. With an endless supply of motivation, creativity and passion Marianne is now working towards another album release of all original songs - three of which she has released in 2021 already as singles.
'Breathing In The Smoke' - Debut Single Release - July 2019
'I Understand - live at the blue arrow' - Single Release - Dec 2019
'Of Your Love' - Single Release - June 2020
'Good Morning Warning' - Debut Album Release - July 2020
'Standards' - Album Release - December 2020
'A Brighter Day' - Single Release - May 2021
'Paint It Gold' - Single Release - August 2021
'Just Like You Write' - Single Release = November 2021
Marianne McGregor 'A Brighter Day' Video.
Featuring Euan Stevenson on piano.
○ Scottish Jazz Awards 2021 - 'Best Vocalist' Award Winner
○ Scottish Jazz Awards 2019 - 'Rising Star' Award Winner
○ Semi-finalist - Young Scottish Jazz Musician Of The Year 2018
○ Celtic Connections 2017 - Danny Kyle Award Winner
○ British Embassy Performer - Havana, Cuba - Dec 2019
○ Recipient of funding for live video project - The Hope Scott Trust - 2021
○ Single Launch at the Blue Arrow Jazz Club, Glasgow - July 2019
○ Support Slot for Hailey Tuck at St Lukes, Glasgow Jazz Festival 2018
○ Support Slot for Boo Hewerdine at The Tron, Celtic Connections 2018
○ Support Slot for Lianne Carol at Swing Ltd Aug 2018
○ Performances at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, Orkney Folk Festival, Celtic Connections, Glasgow Jazz Festival, Eden Festival
○ BA degree in Music Performance (with first class honours) - Academy of Music & Sound Glasgow
○ Featured on BBC Radio Scotland 'Jazz Nights', BBC Ulster 'Jazz World', BBC Radio Orkney, BBC Introducing, STV Glasgow, Glasgow Live, Living Orkney Magazine
○ Debut single 'Breathing In The Smoke' featured on British Airways in-flight radio show 'The Next Big Thing'
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