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Behind theVale

Get ready for songstress Jacquelyn Vale to take you on a musical journey with an eclectic blend of Jazz, Soul, Rock ‘n Roll, and Country classics from the past and present! From her timeless voice, to her glamorous style, Jacquelyn brings an authentic vintage flair to the modern stage! Blessed with a rich, silky smooth, soulful voice, Jacquelyn has crafted her early musical experiences and influences into a show you won’t want to miss.


"One of my earliest influences was Amy Winehouse. Her Back to Black album really resonated with me," Jacquelyn says. "From there, I started listening to the artists that had influenced her: Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and all the other jazz and soul legends of the 30's through the 60's. I kept listening and came to fall in love with all the music from that time in history.”


The variety in Jacquelyn’s performances transcends time. It ranges from the adored Jazz standards of the 1930’s and 40’s, to vibrant Old Hollywood musical numbers, to the bittersweet Country tunes and rebellious Rock ‘n Roll hits of the 50’s, to the Soul and Motown records of the 60’s, to the driving beats of classic rock and disco jams of the 70’s, right up to the postmodern artists of today whose styles are rooted in the nostalgic sounds of the past, like Adele and Amy Winehouse. For added fun, you’ll even hear some modern dance songs from artists like Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, and many more.


Jacquelyn's unique style was cultivated through an array of musical experiences growing up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Even though she was shy as a child, at school she would belt out songs at recess for her classmates. "That's where I first felt the special joy that comes with watching an audience light up from my singing," Jacquelyn says. Eventually, those playground concerts graduated to school choir performances, local singing competitions, and open mics. In high school she was part of a vocal jazz group that was nationally acclaimed by DownBeat Magazine. She also performed in countless theatrical productions and even performed with her choir at the Vatican.

However, after high school she withdrew from performing to pursue a more "safe, stable type of career.” "This made me miserable," she shares. "It was Marilyn Monroe who saved me. Having always had an admiration for all things vintage, I sat down and watched her in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes for the first time and thought I want to have a spark like hers. I want to light up an audience, like she is lighting me up now.” With that notion in mind, and with the full support of her family, she set out to follow her passion and pursue a career in music. She has loved it every step of the way.


Jacquelyn has performed throughout Chicagoland, wowing audiences at local venues such as Villaggio's Ristorante in Roselle, Fiora's in Geneva, and the Raue Performing Arts Center in Crystal Lake. In 2019 she was featured twice on the WGN Morning Show. The list of venues continues to grow as Jacquelyn's career continues to take off. Among the many exciting ventures ahead, Jacquelyn will soon be heading to the studio to record her first original music. Plans are also in the works for her to play Patsy Cline in a concert production of Elvis, Cash, and Cline. The sky's the limit for this incredibly talented songstress.

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