With a voice reminiscent of vocalists like Julie London and Doris Day, Michele brings to the stage her own style as distinctive and engaging as the classic vocalists that have come before. Michele pays homage to them with her own creative, playful take on timeless standards. Her sultry voice combines with a magnetic stage presence that has been mesmerizing audiences throughout the world for over a Decade.
Michele began singing professionally at the age of eleven and has been honing her skills ever since with constant performance and formal musical education. She has studied jazz, classical and musical theater extensively and is also trained in composition and arranging. She has received scholarships and awards from numerous institutions for her talents and presently tours as a dynamic jazz and pop vocalist internationally.
Her ever-expanding repertoire includes the most popular jazz standards, pop tunes, bossa nova, swing and original interpretations of more modern songs. While praised for her voice and stage presence, Michele’s uncanny talent is how she can elegantly rise to any situation and entertain a wide array of audiences, in different venues, in any style. Her international experience has endowed her with the ability to slide effortlessly between intimate lounges, to large dance halls. Whatever the venue, Michele is guaranteed to entertain.
Under the name Mischa Kaye, Michele composes original pop music. She composed and recorded an EP entitled “Angora” in 2006 which was nominated for a Toronto Independent music award in 2007 in the category of Best Pop. Mischa Kaye toured with her album to Japan where she collaborated with Japanese musicians and played keyboards for Japanese pop singer Monica Wu. She continues to compose original music and has had her music placed in film and television.
Michele is currently a part-time student at York University studying Ashkenazi and Sephardic vocal music.