Rachel Azbell is a musician and educator located in Columbus, Ohio. Rachel is an accomplished jazz vocalist. She has received numerous accolades for her jazz stylings throughout the Midwest; most recently as the featured vocal artist with the Jazz Arts Group Presents series. Rachel performs regularly. througout Central Ohio.
Rachel is passionate about learning and singing many styles of music. She is known for singing a variety of musical styles outside of jazz, including opera, classical, pop and musical theatre. Rachel is an advocate for vocal cross-training in both commercial (CCM) and classical pedagogies as a performer, and vocal educator.
Although she is more known for her vocals, Rachel was initially a classically trained pianist, having received training for eight years. It was through this exposure to music that Rachel began her career in singing.
Rachel currently works at Jazz Arts Group of Columbus as the Jazz Academy Coordinator, where she organizes and creates Jazz Academy programming, including the Columbus Youth Jazz program, Backstage at the Jazz Academy, Columbus Community Jazz Band, summer camps and any other special programing offered through the Jazz Academy. She also serves as a teaching artist for numerous Jazz Academy programs, including summer camp offerings and community outreach programs. This role allows Rachel to share her passion of jazz with her community through education and performance.