A versatile performer classically trained on piano, trained in contemporary singing and blues guitar. Jackie Venson can perform as a solo, duo, or full band, depending on what your needs are. Performing both contemporary covers such as Aretha Franklin, Adele, Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder as well as groovy, catchy original music. For party events Jackie also has a full band with an electrifying, one of a kind sound that can keep the energy up or more smooth and romantic.
Jackie, did great and was a very professional woman. I will use her again and recommend her to friends and famiy.
Thank you Jackie !!!!
Response from Jackie Venson:
Thanks Raymond and congratulations!
Jackie was amazing! Her music helped ease the nerves of popping the question!
She said yes by the way!!!
Jackie was our first act at our music and film festival. She was prompt, especially from playing a much bigger gig earlier in the day. She was wonderful to talk to, super great with the audience, and we couldn't have asked for a better opening act. Her sound is so much older than she is, but what a pleasure to watch! We can't wait to invite her back!
Response from Jackie Venson:
Thank you I had a wonderful time hope to see you and everyone again!
Jackie is professional, prompt and absolutely shreds. We loved having her and I highly endorse her to anyone looking for an act.
First of all, Jackie's voice and style are beautiful. She performed for us in a surprised engagement proposal and fulfilled our musical requests to the fullest. Also, I can't say enough about her professionalism demonstrated by prompt replies and being on time.
We are extremely happy she decided to perform for us in this special occasion.
Guillermo & Betty
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 15 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
A soulful, bluesy, positive and relaxed vibe. Smooth vocals and groovy lead guitar playing as well as a familiar old-school song stylings. If the band is present expect a very professional tight sound from seasoned musicians. I have been a full time musician for over two years now and I am very reliable, easy-going, prepared and have entertained crowds all over the world!
It is legend that during a drunken back-alley brawl, Jackie Venson punched Pluto straight out of planetary existence.
Venson’s “…astonishing mix of raw soul, superb musicianship and laid back grace…” (Austin American Statesman, June 2014) has been compared to the likes of Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse and fellow Austin native Gary Clark, Jr. Originally a classical pianist, Venson picked up the guitar and made the giant leap from the tradition of classical music to the raw and gritty blues. She is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter with an out of this world voice. Venson knows music like the back of her hand with 17 years of piano-smashing skills, 8 years of vocally seducing angels, 8 years of inspired songwriting and 4 years of non-stop guitar shredding. (It is scientific fact that she can sleep and rock at the same time.)
Though she doesn’t like to brag, Venson spent her college years at Berklee College of Music where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Composition and Studio Production. In recognition of her dedication to her craft, BestFan said “Venson is no dilettante, wannabe performer, however a real staple of what a musician can achieve when they put in their 10,000 hours for both musical schooling, and late night pub sessions for practical honing.”
Her live performances revisits what makes music so powerful: emotion and passion. She thrives without the flash, instead favoring a clean sound, genuine soul, and meaningful connection with her audience. Music is not only what Venson does – but also defines who she is and reminds her where she wants to be: performing.
To hear Venson make hardened warriors cry with her glorious voice, you can check out her online mp3s and music videos or come help her paint the town red at her live shows in Austin, TX and beyond!
Additional Booking Notes
I would require a PA system however for an extra fee I can provide my own. For gigs outside of Texas I would require a PA System and a guitar amp.
Past Booked Events
|July 16, 2016 • 5:00pm - 5:15pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 25, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||One2One Bar 9pm|
|April 22, 2016 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm||Wedding Engagement|
|April 15, 2016||Cocktail Party|
|April 10, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Iron Cactus Stonelake 6pm|
|April 09, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Bugle Boy La Grange, TX|
|March 26, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Southtown 101 in San Antonio @ 7:00pm|
|March 20, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Rodeo Austin @ 6pm|
|March 19, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Saxon Pub for SXSW @1am|
|March 13, 2016 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Dinner Party|
|March 04, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Flying Saucer ATX @ 9pm|
|March 03, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Geraldine's in ATX @ 10:30pm|
|February 28, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Strange Brew|
|February 17, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Gueros Taco Bar @ 6pm|
|January 30, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Water 2 Wine South Austin|
|January 30, 2016||Wedding Engagement|
|January 29, 2016||Weekly/Recurring Performance|
|January 29, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Flying Saucer, Austin TX|
|January 10, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Iron Cactus Stonelake 6pm|
|January 08, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Geraldine's at Hotel Van Zandt 10pm|
|December 19, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Blackheart Bar|
|December 18, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Post Beer Bar in Cedar Park TX|
|December 17, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Armadillo Christmas Bazaar|
|November 19, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Post Beer Bar|
|November 15, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||One-2-One Bar @ 10:30pm|
|November 07, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Iron Cactus North|
|November 07, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Vineyard at Florence|
|October 30, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Friends Bar 6th Street|
|October 29, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Charity Benefit for Safeplace|
|October 25, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||ONE2ONE Bar|
|October 24, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Westin Downtown Austin|
|October 22, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Westin Downtown Austin|
I am always writing and learning new music, here are some artists I cover:
CEE LO GREEN
Influences & Inspiration
PA System (can be negotiated)
Guitar amp (outside of TX only)