This Is My Story
Jackie was born into a musical family, and began studying piano and voice privately at the age of 14 under Dr. Bernie Dunlap, the originator of the critically acclaimed Crenshaw High School Elite Choir in Los Angeles. She attended Cal State Long Beach, where she continued her vocal studies.
For the last 30 years, Jackie has worked in a variety of genres in the entertainment industry.
At the age of 15, she traveled the country with a group called The Young Americans, where she sang and danced in a medley of Rogers and Hammerstein music. By age 18, she moved to Charlotte, N.C., where she spent a year as a PTL Singer, gaining valuable television experience. She then returned to Los Angeles where she began her career as a background vocalist. Her extensive list of credits in music and television include Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Chaka Kahn, Patti Labelle, Quincy Jones Johnny Carson, Arsenio Hall and a host of others.