Marigny is a New Orleans based contemporary-jazz singer and is the lead singer and band leader for the soul rock band, Marigny & The Vital Signs. Marigny has been singing since she was six years old starting in her school’s choir. Marigny at a young age knew that music and performing was her passion and she started studying classical but eventually enrolled into the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage school of music and studied jazz vocals under the famous jazz songstress, Leah Chase-Kamata. Marigny studied under her for over four years.
In order to further her understanding of music Marigny applied to become an Tipitina’s Intern and after the very selective process she was selected and studied under the direction of Donald Harrison jr.. During her time as an intern, Marigny started to find a love for the music business and decided to apply for the House of Blues music industry program, Bringing Down The House for two years. During this time, she also started developing her band, Marigny and The Vital Signs, the soul rock cover band which has been reviving the New Orleans music scene for five years .
Throughout Marigny’s thirteen year career, Marigny has accomplished many things and has worked with some of the best in the industry. Marigny has played at many famous venues in New Orleans such as The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, The French Quarter Festival, The House of Blues, Tipitina’s, Gasa Gasa, Bucktown Seafood Festival, and has made multiple TV appearances on The WWL morning show, The Great Day show, and News with a twist. Marigny has also worked with many influential figures and bands such as The Revivalists, Naughty Professor, Charlie Hunter, Robin Barnes, and Grammy Award winning producer Mark Howard.
Marigny currently is a student at Berklee College of Music and studies music business. Marigny is also an New Orleans ambassador for music and an activist for women working in the music industry. Recently she has been selected to be a member for The Recording Academy and has started an internship in event operations at the New Orleans Jazz Museum. She has also recently started her new position as a catholic cantor for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Whether Marigny is singing for a crowd of five thousand at a festival or an intimate jazz club of fifty the vocals and versatility of Marigny Hemenway will be sure to please and make the crowd mesmerized at your venue or event.