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Jeanette Williams

Jeanette WilliamsColumbus native Jeanette Williams began her singing career in church on the city’s east side. Her first professional appearance was with Hank Marr at the age of 14. She also appeared with Rusty Bryant, touring the U.S. and Europe. A graduate of East High School, Williams enjoyed wide acclaim as the featured singer in the Seeds of Fulfillment. Appearing on the same bill with Sarah Vaughan at the Palace Theatre, Jeanette thought she “died and went to heaven” when Sarah asked her to sing with her. Williams appeared the Columbus Jazz Orchestra and Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Williams rich and powerful voice, influenced by roots in gospel music and the blues, make her a jazz singer of remarkable talent. Williams is also an excellent cook and caters lunches for businesses. She has three children – André, Marcus and Sherrice.