Marissa Zechinato is a performer and a private lessons teacher with a focus on voice and keyboard. She graduated college with a Bachelors of Music from Howard University, where she majored in Jazz studies with a focus in music technology. As a member of Howard University’s premiere vocal jazz ensemble Afro Blue, she performed onstage with renowned artists including Kelly Clarkson, Esperanza Spalding, Marc Anthony, Yolanda Adams, Geri Allen, Cyrus Chestnut, Patti Austin, and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Some of her most noteworthy performances with the group include a private performance at The White House for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, the National Christmas Tree Lighting in DC, NPR Tiny Desk Concert, and at venues including the Apollo Theater, the Kennedy Center, and Blues Alley. Most recently she has performed with Nolan Williams' Voices of Inspiration onstage with Bruce Hornsby, Mavis Staples, Alison Krauss and Neko Case.