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Macy Chen

Macy Chen ("Macy") has been singing professionally for over 25 years, first in her native Taiwan and for the last 18 years, New York City. Macy has been singing as long as she can remember. Her musical talent seems to run in the family. Her grandfather was a jazz saxophone player that migrated from Taiwan to Japan and her mom was her first piano teacher.

Macy decided to turn her passion for music into a career and graduated from Soochow University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in classical music. Uninspired by classical music, she accepted a production assistant position at Pony Canyon Records, a Japan based label. This provided an opportunity for Macy to join numerous international concert tours for many famous Asian pop singers as a chorus singer and arranger.

Macy released her solo album titled “Woman” in 1996 and was sought out as a guest singer for various fashion shows in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and China for Cartier, Gucci, Chanel, Hermes, Swatch, Chrysler, and Estee Lauder among others. Her growing popularity in the Asian scene led to an invitation to sing as a guest vocalist on Yo Yo Ma's album “Supercharme” published by Sony Records.

After having established her reputation in the music industry, Macy’s skills as a vocal trainer and producer were sought by several major record labels such as Sony, Virgin, Warner Records and EMI Entertainment Taiwan Ltd to train artists with exclusive recording contracts. Macy was the vocal producer for Elva Hsiao on her self-titled debut album which continues to be a best seller for Virgin Records in Asia.

Macy’s 2011 release, “After 75 Years”, is a ground breaking work combining east-west musical cultures, featuring both originals and Chinese standards combined with the music she loves – jazz. Her unique improvisational approach is clearly influenced by female jazz icons such as Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dee Bridgewater.

Macy's latest release, Spry & Fly, includes 12 original compositions that were recorded in collaboration with a group of New York City based jazz musicians. While the songs offer an eclectic mix of styles, the strong influence of jazz improvisation is present in all the tracks.