Powerhouse vocalist, performer, lyricist & songwriter, Bree Orfan, is a mindfulness based voice teacher, and holistic vocal health advocate. Fluent in multiple vocal techniques & styles, including: jazz, blues, alternative, rock, R&B, pop, classical, and musical theater, they are able to articulate proper technical skills while communicating key features of any genre.
Over the past ten years, Orfan has been a featured vocal performer in jazz ensembles, concert- style & fully-staged musical theater productions, and choral ensembles for both competition and
recital. As a young artist, they performed the roles of Pink Ladies, Frenchy and Jan, respectively in two separate productions of Grease. Studying public speaking, theatrical arts, and acting they were featured in 9 to 5 playing the role of Judy Burnley. Their Carnegie Hall debut with the High School Honors Performance Series under the direction of Dr. Lynne Gackle. Having performed and attended local shows & open-mics, they revived, auditioned and directed their high school’s performance series “Coffee House,” featuring acoustic & electric acts of all varieties, the first of many organized performances they curated. A lifelong enthusiast of choir, they made their second appearance at Carnegie Hall with their high school choir, after winning first place at the Music in The Parks competition–earning personal recognition as a top soloist in the choral ensemble category. While attending the Jazz studies and Classical Voice program at William Paterson University of NJ, they were a featured artist with The Jazz Room Series, and with the WP Voice Opera Workshop in productions as: Cupid in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, and First Witch in Purcel’s Dido and Aeneas. They studied classical voice with Dr. Christopher Dylan Herbert, Warren Helms, and Charity Wicks, in addition to jazz faculty and musicians: Alexis Cole, Bill Charlap, Aaron Diehl, Dr. David Demsey, Nancy Marano, Pete McGuinness, Marcus McLaurine, John Mosca, and the late jazz vocalist and speech pathologist, Holli Ross-Weaver. Currently they write, record & release original music through their project, “HoneyBree,” their published music is available for streaming on all platforms. In 2016, their first studio project featuring nine original songs was released via Bandcamp, entitled “black coffee.” They later released a live-studio cover project, “Unoriginals,” in 2022 which featured two songs written by Rebecca Sugar, featured in their series Steven Universe. Upcoming studio projects include original songs with live-musicians, set to release Summer 2023.