Jailene Michelle

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Institute of Contemporary Art
25 Harbor Shore Drive
United States

Inspired by the sounds of rumba, the syncopations of plena, and the virtuosity of musicians such as Dave Valentin and Tito Rodríguez, flutist and singer Jailene Michelle was born in Bo Obrero, Santurce, Puerto Rico. Her deep sound gets to the core of her listeners combined by her intimate voice like Norah Jones’s and Gretchen Parlato’s.

Her artistic soul is combination of her formal classical background with her Caribbean roots, which has lead her from playing for the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, the Coro de Niños de San Juan, to singing backing vocals for salsa artist “Gerardo Rivas”, “Julio César Sanabria” and recording as a session musician for Indie and Neo Soul productions, Jailene Michelle has a combination of two worlds that collide with one another. Her elegance, sense of rhythm and intuitive phrasing are her footprints in every scenery she comes up to.