Rachael Magidson quintet
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......Incredibly naturally gifted jazz vocalist, Rachael Magidson Stocchi... - The Orinda News


....à fait vibrer les deux cent cinquante amateurs de jazz...chanteuse mais également exellente trompettiste...


" made the 250 jazz fans vibrate...singer but equally an exellent trumpet player..." - La Nouvelle République


....Rachael a enthousiasmé et séduit le public amoureux de cette musique qui dégage beaucoup d'émotion et de sensibilité. ...

"...Rachael enthused and seduced the audience who love this music that expresses deep emotion and sensitivity." - Centre Presse


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Stocchi Jazz Band West Of The Moon

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Where does she come from? A descendant of Herb Magidson, composer of Tiptoe Through the Tulips and Gone With the Wind? Nope... that last name came from a passport stolen in Russia in the early 1900s. Illigitimate daughter of Jim Aton, who played with Anita Oday? He claims her as his daughter but wrong again! Rachael's real last name is Hiefetz, maybe a relation to the famous russian violinist? Who knows? At any rate music definately creates a tie to all those mentioned above, the love of music.
Rachael is a very surprising self taught musician. She plays piano, guitar, sax , trumpet, flugelhorn, latin and african percussion, as well as drums. Now concentrating on vocals and trumpet, she has a unique voice, great timing and expresses very deep emotion. She perfected her art on stage and by collecting advice from those she meets along the way. Luckily she has crossed paths with some excellent musicians such as Johnny Griffin, Dianne Reeves , Maurice Vander and Eddy Louis who have all given her great advice. Rachael has also learned by playing with top musicians , Jim Aton who spent ten years tourng with Anita Oday, and Charles Bellonzi , the french Kenny Clarke among many others.
Although she started late and has no formal music training Rachael is starting to make a name for herself. She plays all types of venues from restaurants, and clubs to festivals. The orchestration is varied from her atypical trio of bass , piano and Rachael on vocals, trumpet and drums to the more traditional quintet including, piano bass and drums, tenor ,trumpet and vocals. She has recorded one album in San Francisco and is now putting her energy into a second album which will include standards in english and french as well as some original material. Rachael's hopes are to continue studying this amazing art form and to travel throughout the world sharing the love of jazz.