Jakki Ford's Latest News

Welcome to Spring!

by Jakki Ford on Monday, April 24, 2017 5:34pm

Jakki Ford Spring 2017 Looking forward to many NEW and EXCITING performances in the coming months. Keep checking my Appearances page for updates:

www.jakkiford.com/appearances

Vote Jakki Ford for the Forte Awards!

by Jakki Ford on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:28pm

Jakki Ford at the Forte Awards EXCITING NEWS! I've been nominated in the Female Vocalist category for the Reno-Lake Tahoe Forte Awards. Voting has begun!! VOTE FOR ME! You're allowed one vote per day using the LINK BELOW:

https://forteawards.com/female-vox/

Thank you, and wish me luck!

Viva Las Vegas! The Come Fly With Us Show Was a Huge Success

by Jakki Ford on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 12:00pm

Jakki Ford at the Come Fly With Us Show in Las Vegas It was so fun taking the audience around the world in just 80 minutes at the "Come Fly With Us" Show in Las Vegas, Nevada! Italy, France, Brazil, and New York were just a taste of the journey. Thanks to everyone who attended. Let's do it again sometime!

Get in the Mood for Romance!

by Jakki Ford on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 6:19pm

Happy Spring GREAT NEWS! I am featured on two new beautiful songs from the new CD by master trumpeter Wayne Theriault titled "Trumpet by Candlelight!!!" The tracks are #4 ("What's New") and #8 ("One for My Baby"). It was such an honor to have been invited to be the only vocalist on this album. Now available on Amazon, and iTunes later this week! Click the link and take a listen!!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D7E245O

Happy Spring, Everyone!

by Jakki Ford on Saturday, March 19, 2016 6:41pm

Happy Spring EXCITING NEWS! I recorded 2 NEW SONGS on a new album by Wayne Theriault titled "Trumpet by Candlelight." It will be released and available for download on March 22nd, 2016 on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. I think you will thoroughly enjoy my renditions of Frank Sinatra's "One For My Baby" and Linda Rondstat's "What's New." I'm thrilled to have been asked to be the only vocalist on his album! Light the candles... and let's get romantic!!

Award Recognition!

by Jakki Ford on Thursday, February 18, 2016 3:00pm

Jakki's Sierra Army Depot Certificate of Appreciation So grateful to have received this "Certificate of Appreciation" presented to me by Lieutenant Colonel, LG Commanding Officer Brian D. Kuhn of the Sierra Army Depot. I was delighted to have performed for a full-house for the Black History Month special event at the Sierra Army Depot Base in Herlong, California. I sang and paid tribute to three legendary entertainers: Josephine Baker, Billie Holiday, and Lena Horne. Specials thanks to John Palamore, my music director, for the occasion!!

An Emotion Night for 'JUBILEE' Farewell

by Jakki Ford on Sunday, February 14, 2016 12:00am

Jubilee Farewell article I'm delighted to have received an honorable mention in this article paying tribute to a 34-year run of the multi-million dollar stage spectacular, Donn Arden's 'JUBILEE.' The end of an era for the classic, glamorous, eligant, and talented, Flo Ziegfield-MGM showgirl. If you would like more information, please contact UNLV's Special Collections department regarding Las Vegas' entertainment history.

See the full article here!: Jakki Ford's Press Material Gallery

Sad to See It All End But What a Major Triumph!

by Jakki Ford on Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:00pm

Jakki Ford Posing With Wade AbelWhat a great evening celebrating 'JUBILEE' in the Champagne Ballroom at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Here I am happily posing with, Wade Abel, a fellow singing and dancing principal in our show!! SUCH TALENT!

Free MP3 Download of 'Santa Baby' from Jakki Ford!

by Jakki Ford on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 7:34am

A gift from me to all of my friends and fans! Merry Christmas, enjoy, and have a joyous New Year!!

Download 'Santa Baby' MP3 Single by Jakki Ford

Upcoming Special Event: Sheep Dip 52

by Jakki Ford on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 5:06pm

Jakki Ford's Sheep Dip Kiss Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I will soon be performing again on January 22nd and 23rd in another zaney, comic production of the Sheep Dip Show!! This will be the 52nd year for this annual, local "roast" of politicians and businesses from the Reno area. We will be giving another award to the worst of the bunch! It is a fund raiser for local charities such as Evelyn Mount Community Food Outreach and Veteran's Honor Flight Nevada. Come have some fun!!!

Fun with Bob Newhart

by Jakki Ford on Sunday, October 18, 2015 6:44pm

What a thrill it was to perform for 30 minutes as the OPENING ACT for the Legendary Comedian Actor BOB NEWHART!! With an amazing Big Band and a sold out Concert Hall at the Atlantis Hotel Spa & Resort, we left the wonderful crowd on their feet wanting MORE!!

Aloha!

by Jakki Ford on Monday, February 16, 2015 3:00pm

Jakki Ford in Hawaii"ALOHA" to all my fans from MAUI!! New and exciting projects on the way for late March of 2015! Focusing on promotion and marketing for a few weeks... had a fantastic time singing in Ka'anapali, Hawaii. Working on writing my own original music and have started collaborating with another successful, professional songwriter. 2015 here I come!!!

Streaming Live on Martini Radio 105.3

by Jakki Ford on Sunday, February 15, 2015 12:00am

GREAT NEWS! MARTINI RADIO 105.3 FM is now LIVE STREAMING ONLINE! You can hear my music on your phones, your iPads, and on the Internet anywhere in the world!!!

http://www.1053martiniradio.com/

Be Right Back!

by Jakki Ford on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 2:32pm

On Vacation til October! New upcoming events to be posted soon!

Jakki Ford: Alive & Swingin' at Artown

by Jakki Ford on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9:35pm

Jakki Ford: Alive & Swingin at Artown My Artown Festival concert, "Jakki Ford: Alive & Swingin'" at the Wingfield Park Amphitheater, was a huge SUCCESS!! With an audience of 800+, it was truly a most thrilling and memorable evening! At show's end, my audience did not want to leave!

Thanks to Artown and all who attended! The energy, the love, and ovations, the dancers, the music, the Orchestra, my beautiful Angel Crew, the applause, warmed by heart and brought tears of joy to my eyes!! Together we made MAGIC!!!

Jakki's Interview on CW Network's Old Tales of Nevada

by Jakki Ford on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 7:00pm

Jakki Ford's Interview on Old Tales of Nevada Check out my newest video on YouTube! Thanks to the hosts, Beth from Artown, and the crew for making this interview fun and delightful!!

Jakki Ford's Interview on Old Tales of Nevada

High Society Mardi Gras Gala

by Jakki Ford on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 12:14am

Jakki Ford at the High Society Mardi Gras Gala I attended the 22nd annual food and wine tasting fundraiser put on by the Rotary Club of Reno. It was at the Downtown Reno Grand Ballroom, and what an evening it was! What a nice surprise to find a beautiful picture of me, in costume, in the March 9th Sunday Edition of the Reno Gazette-Journal.

Thanks Johnathan L. Wright for the nice writeup!

See the photos here!: Jakki Ford's Press Material Gallery

Now on Martini Radio 105.3 FM!

by Jakki Ford on Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:55am

GREAT NEWS!!! You can now hear songs from my new CD playing on MARTINI RADIO 105.3 FM. It's so wonderful to now be part of the Martini Radio Family!

http://1053martiniradio.com

Renegade Radio 101.3 FM Live Interview

by Jakki Ford on Friday, November 15, 2013 9:29pm

Had such a FUN time on Renegade Radio 101.3 FM Radio today!! 7:30am and again at 2:30pm!! Thanks Eddie, Chip and fella's for letting me share in the Excitement of Live Radio!! I'm also Thrilled to have friends call in showing love from the Bay area, Reno, Gardnerville, Alabama and more! Sending love to you all!! Check them out at:

http://renegaderadio.org/

Jakki Ford: Alive & Swingin' Released!

by Jakki Ford on Monday, November 4, 2013 12:00pm

My brand new CD, Jakki Ford: Alive & Swingin', is now available on iTunes and Amazon.com! Get it today!

Jakki Ford - Alive & Swingin' on iTunes
Jakki Ford - Alive & Swingin' on Amazon.com

Reno Tahoe Tonight Magazine

by Jakki Ford on Sunday, November 3, 2013 11:30pm

Check out the November issue of the "Reno Tahoe Tonight Magazine"! Newly released and I'm in it!! Reno Tahoe Tonight Magazine - Page 7

Headed for the Big Apple!

by Jakki Ford on Friday, November 1, 2013 11:57am

I'm headed for the Big Apple today! Doing some PR for my new Big Band Swing CD that releases November 4th! Just got them today!! Check my Facebook page, iTunes, Amazon, etc. within a few days! I will post when I return a date for my Reno CD Release Party soon! So stay tuned in!! I hope you all Love it! I will also be in the "Reno Tahoe Tonight Magazine" on November 2! More to come!! "Start spread'in the news!!"

Jakki Ford: Alive & Swingin' Available on November 4th, 2013!

by Jakki Ford on Friday, November 1, 2013 3:35am

GREAT NEWS!! I just wanted to let you guys know that my new CD, Jakki Ford: Alive & Swingin', will be available November 4th, 2013 on iTunes, Amazon.com and right here on my website! I will be having a CD release party soon, date to be announced! Hope to see you all there as we pop the champagne cork!!

Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition

by Jakki Ford on Thursday, August 22, 2013 8:21pm

I've entered 3 songs from my soon to be released swing CD into the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. Please vote ASAP for each one, and tell your friends! Wish me luck!! And thank you for your loving support! Here are the links!

Bewitched
All or Nothing at All
That Old Black Magic

New CD Vocals Complete!

by Jakki Ford on Thursday, May 9, 2013 11:47pm

I have finished recording all my vocals for my new, upcoming CD "Jakki Ford: Alive & Swing'in!" Next is mixing and mastering.

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