A native of Colorado, pianist Jackie Warren originally came to Ohio upon the recommendations of her teachers Patricia Warren, Myra Boitos, Charles Day, and Steve Barta to study piano at Oberlin Conservatory with Sedmara Zakarian Rutstein, where she graduated with a B.M. in classical performance. While at Oberlin, she also studied jazz arranging, composition, and theory with Wendell Logan, who became a mentor to her, and encouraged her to study jazz piano with Neal Creque and jazz improvisation with Kenny Davis. Jackie received a M.M. from Cleveland State University in classical piano performance, studying with Andrius Kuprevicius and Daniel Barber, and continued her lessons with Creque.
Jackie performs regularly as a soloist, but has her own jazz trio, which includes bassist Peter Dominguez and drummer Ron Godale. She also arranges and plays salsa and Latin jazz with percussionist Sammy Deleon y su orquesta. Most recently, Jackie began working with Sherrie Maricle and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, backing up Maurice Hines’ TAPPIN’ THRU LIFE at the Cleveland Playhouse. She has been travelling with the show ever since, continuing on to more critically acclaimed performances in Wilmington at the Delaware Theatre Company, Off-Broadway at New World Stages in New York, and at Penn’s Landing Playhouse in Philadelphia, and a live webcast concert version of the show at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. They also filmed a TV version of the show live at the Katharine Hepburn Performing Arts Center in Old Saybrook, CT, for The Kate TV series’ second season. During the course of these shows, the rhythm section, consisting of Jackie, Sherrie Maricle, and Amy Shook decided to form their own group, and the powerhouse trio 3Divas was born.