Marjorie Barnes was born and raised in New York City. In a long and diverse career in music, she has made a name for herself as a world class singer and actress, with starring roles on Broadway in the musicals Hair and Dreamgirls. In the mid 70’s she worked as the lead vocalist in the renowned soul group The Fifth Dimention; touring and recording with them for two years.
For much of the last 40 years, Marjorie made Europe her home, living in London, Paris, Vienna and finally settling in Holland. During this time she became known throughout Europe as a first class jazz vocalist and performer, working in musicals, at jazz festivals, with symphonies and big bands, and with her own trio.
Marjorie Barnes has performed in concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Las Vegas Hilton. She has appeared in concert with the Metropole Orchestra, the Rotterdam Symphony and the Tampere Symphony in Finland. She has worked alongside such artists as Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne, Sammy Davis Jr., Billy Eckstein, Marcus Miller and Mel Lewis