Rochelle House is a Seattle-based vocalist/songwriter/recording artist/educator and social activist. After spending 20 years raising children exclusively, she is now an active member of Seattle’s jazz music community. Her debut disc ‘Dreams of Love’ earned her a nomination for Earshot’s Golden Ear Awards, in the Vocalist of the Year category. Her second CD ‘Water’ earned her nominations for both Vocalist of the Year and Recording of the Year.
Rochelle’s cross-genre musical compositions and performances have led to the creation of New House Orchestra, an ensemble of emerging musical genius. Composed of individuals whose genius lies not only in their ability to express themselves in the genre in which they were trained but also in their unique ability and willingness to create music outside of “genre” and inside the present moment, with a joyful and careful abandon.
New House Orchestra members include: Evan Flory-Barnes, D’Vonne Lewis, Teo Shantz, Owuor Arunga, Thione Diop, Geoff Harper, and Tim Kennedy.
Rochelle is also the founder and director of the Neighbor Children’s Choir, which is free to the children of the neighborhood and welcomes children of all abilities to come together and sing.
She is dedicated to combining her passion for music with her deeply felt responsibilities to the people of the world. As a student of antiracism, she is willing to look critically at herself and the institutions that she works with to create the best possible experience for everyone.
Rochelle House, M.A.