Exuding confidence, Jacki entered the stage waving to fans and smiling; enjoying the evening almost as much as the crowd. With a high-energy show mixed of standards and original compositions, the variety kept everyone on their toes wondering just what could be ahead as the night progressed. Opening with an dynamic rendition of Linda Eder’s version of Last Tango, Jacki went on to perform a soon-to-be classic Where I Hang My Hat Is Home, an original composition written by brother and keyboardist, Rick DePiro. She then eased into a diverse selection of jazz standards by Diane Reeves, Etta James, and Norah Jones. Ending the set with a soulful medley pointing tribute to her idol, Aretha Franklin, it was apparent that Jacki had the audience in the palm of her hand. To the pleasant surprise of the appreciative audience, Jacki returned for a final number, Someone To Watch Over Me, while the standing applause continued.
Immediately after the show, Jacki came back out to meet with and thank each and every one of her supporters in the crowd personally. Her manager Will Urban said "Jacki is on her game. I am one of very few managers in the industry that get even a chance to work with someone so talented. Without a crystal ball, I can see that you will be hearing more about her very soon."
Judging from the number of record label representatives on hand, it appears that Jacki is well on her way to receiving the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. that she commands. Of the several high-powered, well-known industry veterans that were on hand, all were in awe of Jacki’s vocal ability. "The performance was fantastic", "She has got an incredibly powerful, yet smooth and gentle, voice" and "This girl is going to be big" were some of the phrases overheard.
In addition to touring across the globe as a solo artist and with other well-known groups, Jacki has performed by invitation of the President at The White House and for former Mayor Giuliani in New York. From the way things seem to be going, there must be someone watching over this vibrant chanteuse.