Valerie Tichacek
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Valerie Tichacek

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"Sheila Jordan"

"Valerie is a wonderful singer with a very relaxed sound - a real jazz singer. She has a great delivery and her improv is really happening!" - Acclaimed Jazz Vocalist and Legend, Blue Note and High Note recording artist.

"Roseanna Vitro"

"Valerie is a very talented vocal musician. She embodies a lovely tone and texture in her voice and is a natural at improvisation in many styles of music." - Telarc recording artist

"Mike Gross"

"The blend of Valerie's dynamite jazz voice and style with Don Curtis' steel playing are just incredible. I will definately be using that tune on my "Swingin' West" broadcasts for the world to hear." - WVOF -

"Evan Price"

"Valerie's interpretation is spontaneous which is very rare in a singer, and her honest approach is the icing which compliments the cake!" - Turtle Island String Quartet

"Jay Clayton"

“A wonderfully natural feel for Brazilian music. Very lyrical, a wonderful spirit with a great rhythmic approach to improvisation.” - Jazz Vocalist, Sunnyside recording artist.

"Yusef Lateef"

“Poetically direct! A unique vocal sound that is wonderful.” - Recording artist and Grammy Award winner.


“Sleepin' Bee” (2004)
- with special guest Don E. Curtis on Pedal Steel Guitar

“Playing' Favorites” : Paul Davis (2001)

“No More Blues” (1999)



Vocalist, arranger and band-leader Valerie Tichacek has been an active part of the St. Louis Jazz scene for over a decade. She frequently performs in clubs, festivals, parties and corporate events. Her recordings, featuring some of St. Louis’ best Jazz musicians, can be heard locally on WSIE-FM, WEW-AM, KMOX-AM and KDHX-FM radio. Valerie was honored in 2002 by Downbeat Magazine with the "Outstanding Performance by a Jazz Vocalist" award.

Valerie's journey in the music world began in St. Louis as the daughter of Jazz organist and Disc Jockey "Glen Davis", and her mother made a career as an organ and piano teacher and played Lead Cornet in The St. Louis Salvation Army Corp Band. Valerie traveled to the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and New York City to study with renowned Jazz vocalists and recording artists Sheila Jordan and Roseanna Vitro. In 2002 she traveled to Rio de Janeiro in pursuit of a deeper understanding of the cultural forces shaping Brazilian music.

VT Productions is pleased to represent the following exciting musical entertainers for your event;

The Valerie Tichacek Trio provides music for dining, parties and cocktail receptions. Smooth, non-intrusive Jazz Standards and Brazilian classics.

The Valerie Tichacek Sextet offers a stylish repertoire of Jazz Standards and Brazilian classics suitable for dances, parties, corporate events, festivals, concerts and weddings.

The Original Boneheads, a trombone quartet, perform an "extreme variety" of repertoire comprising jazz and swing, classic rock, blues, marches, doo-wop, classical and more. In its first ten years, the group has played concerts, wineries, casinos, art fairs, church services, wedding and academic ceremonies, private and corporate events, school clinics, and an Arena implosion party. If you are looking for excellent and unique acoustic music, you just found it. (

The Original Knights of Swing (19 Piece Big Band) was founded in 1949 by Dr. Warren Butts. The band performs at private events, concerts and dances in and around the St. Louis area. They cover more than 400 arrangements and also play the classic arrangements of the Big Band era. (

Guitarist Paul Davis provides elegant instrumental music for all special occasions. (