Marissa Zechinato is a singer-songwriter, professional vocalist, and private music lesson teacher based in Howard County, Maryland. When she isn’t singing with BroadSound Band or teaching voice and keyboard lessons, she enjoys spending time writing new music, out in the midst of nature. She graduated college with a Bachelor of Music degree 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 enjoyed performing onstage with renowned artists including Kelly Clarkson, Esperanza Spalding, Marc Anthony, Yolanda Adams, Geri Allen, Cyrus Chestnut, Patti Austin, Common, 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. She has also performed with Nolan Williams’ Voices of Inspiration onstage with Bruce Hornsby, Mavis Staples, Alison Krauss and Neko Case.