Bio

ARTIST COLLABORATION

  • Bobby Brown
  • Keith Sweat
  • Corey Clover
  • Chuckii Booker
  • The Family Stand
  • Marc Gordon (LeVert)
  • Bernard Belle
  • Toto
  • Teddy Riley
  • Guy
  • Salt-N-Pepa
  • Nona Hendryx
  • Marc Dorsey
  • Jermaine Dupri
  • Heavy D
  • Rebbie Jackson
  • Hurby” Luv Bug” Azor

Her power packed voice is undeniable.   Her distinct delivery is recognizable.  And after a little more than a decade, Jacci McGhee returns with a new single and her signature sound on the heart wrenching R&B ballad, “If This World Were Mine.”

Best known for her belted out duet with Keith Sweat on the hit song of the 1980s, “Make It Last Forever,” Jacci has returned, from a self-admitted dark place, to her passion and gift of singing.
Actually, Jacci began her reappearance on the music scene in 2015 with step out vocals alongside Dominique, on DJ Jay Salter’s international EDM hit, “Angel of Mine” (Soul Remix).  Once the song took off on the streaming sites, momentum began to build.

It continued to escalate with the booking of a modeling job through a chance encounter at a local New York coffee.  “The owner of a  gourmet popcorn line approached me and asked me if I would do a print ad for him in a food magazine,” she said.  “It became my first modeling job.”  Afterwards, she was a bitten by the acting bug, co-starring in a short film on teen suicide with Marc John Jefferies, the actor best known for film and TV productions: “Power”; “Get Rich or Die Tryin’” and “Losing Isaiah,” to name a few.

Jacci’s music career was spawned by her duet with Sweat on the R&B chart-topper “Make It Last Forever”  and lead vocals on Salt-N-Pepa’s hit “Expression.” Immediately afterwards, she was signed to MCA, now Geffen Records, releasing a top 10 R&B single, “It Hurts Me.”  With corporate shake-ups, she got lost in the fray.  But bounced back as the successor to Sandra St. Victor, taking over as lead vocalist for urban alternative band The Family Stand, on their “Connected” album.

“I’ve got butterflies in my stomach because it’s all new for me.  But it just feels like it’s my time and I’m ready.”
– Jacci McGhee –

Following the dissolution of the band, she steered her vocal talents to opportunities singing jingles for ad campaigns while raising a family.  Her reconnection with DJ JSalter resulted in last Christmas’ pop single, “Every Day Is A Holiday.”

In 2017, the New York native used her vocal and comedic chops to
host R&B Live showcases in Charlotte, N.C. and Philadelphia and later work alongside Talent The Comedian, in collaborative routines.
However, family took precedent.  Upon her return to New York, the mother of three took a hiatus from music to immediately step into the role of caregiver for her seven-year-old daughter, who was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes.

A woman of great faith, Jacci said it was a spiritual experience that encouraged her to return to singing.  “The Most High touched my spirit and told me to move forward and sing again,” she said.
That decision resulted in a return collaboration with friend and former producer, DECLARE.  Together, they composed the new single “If This World Were Mine”  with an accompanying video, directed by her son, Kamrin Dorsey, a film student at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Her daughter also makes a cameo.
Always optimistic, Jacci admits she’s a bit nervous about her new role as entrepreneur and artist, after many years spent center stage.  “I’ve got butterflies in my stomach because it’s all new for me.  But it feels like it’s my time and I’m ready.”

Jacci McGhee