Jane Marczewski Biography – Jane Marczewski Wiki
Jane Marczewski (born Jane Kristen Marczewski), known professionally as Nightbirde, was an American singer-songwriter. She rose to fame after winning the Golden Buzzer on “America’s Got Talent” in June 2021 with the hit song It’s OK which charted No. 1 on iTunes and charted on Billboard. Her other top songs include New Year’s Eve, Girl in a Bubble and Brave.
Marczewski started songwriting at the age of 6, when she helped her mother compose an original piece about the Christmas star, a song that she later performed for more than 800 people at their rural Ohio church.
She first recorded her original music in 2012, a three-song acoustic EP called Lines. In 2013, she released Ocean & Sky, an organic and optimistic 6-song folk EP. After a move to Nashville in 2015, she took a sabbatical from writing and performing. In 2017, she was preparing to release new music under the pop moniker “Nightbirde”, when she was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer.
Nightbirde went into remission in 2018, and soon after, hit the studio to record “Girl in a Bubble,” a nod to the alien experience of illness. The song was released in the spring of 2019, and that year, she opened for Grammy-award-winning artist, Tori Kelly.
Jane Marczewski America’s Got Talent
During her audition on “America’s Got Talent” in June 2021, Marczewski revealed she was fighting cancer and that it had spread to her lungs, spine and liver.
“Last time I checked, I had some cancer in my lungs, my spine and my liver,” she told the audience. “It’s important that everyone knows I’m so much more than the bad things that happened to me.”
“I have a 2% chance of survival but 2% is not 0%,” Marczewski told the audience. “Two percent is something and I wish people knew how amazing it is.”
She performed an original song, “It’s OK,” which moved the judges to tears. The performance earned her the Golden Buzzer, enabling her to advance. Marczewski withdrew from the show in August, citing her declining health.
She wrote at the time: “Sharing my heart with the world on AGT has been an honor and a dream come true. My point of view this summer has been astounding. What a miracle that the pain I’ve walked through can be reworked into beauty that makes people all over the world open their eyes wider.
“Since my audition, my health has taken a turn for the worse and the fight with cancer is demanding all of my energy and attention. I am so sad to announce that I won’t be able to continue forward on this season of AGT. Life doesn’t always give breaks to those that deserve it—but we knew that already.
“Thank you for all your support, it means the world to me. Stay with me, I’ll be better soon. I’m planning my future, not my legacy. Pretty beat up, but I’ve still got dreams.”
Jane Marczewski Age
She was born Jane Kristen Marczewski on December 31, 1990 in Zanesville, Ohio. She died on February 19, 2022. She was 31 years old.
Jane Marczewski Parents
Jane Marczewski’s parents are Mitchell and Sharon Marczewski.
Jane Marczewski Family
She was born December 29, 1990 in Zanesville OH to Mitchell and Sharon Marczewski. She is survived by siblings Mitchell Jr (Brook); Andrew and Katelyn Marczewski; grandparents Richard and Elizabeth Rumora; Uncle Keith and Aunt Sheryl Ross; Nephews Mitchell III and Jude Marczewski; niece Magnolia Marczewski and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, according to an obituary for the singer.
Jane Marczewski Husband
Who was Jane Marczewski married to? She was married to fellow musician Jeremy Claudio. They married and moved to Nashville together in 2015. In Nashville, Jeremy started producing her music and performing with his own band. The couple separated in 2020, after which she moved from Nashville to Long Beach, California.
Jane Marczewski Death
Singer-songwriter Jane Marczewski died on February 19, 2022, at the age of 31 after a four-year battle with cancer, according to her family. Marczewski’s family confirmed her death in a statement to the Media.
“We, her family, are devastated by her passing and unimaginable loss,” her family wrote in a statement. “Those who knew her enjoyed her larger-than-life personality and sense of humor. She had a witty joke for every occasion — even if the joke was on her.”
“Her lasting legacy will be the gift of hope she gave to so many through her music and the strength she found in Jesus,” the statement concluded. “We thank everyone for their messages of love and support.”
Following news of Marczewski’s death, the official “America’s Got Talent” Instagram account posted: “Your voice, your story, and your message touched millions. Nightbirde will always be a member of the AGT family. Rest In Peace, Jane.”
Jane Marczewski Cause of Death
Jane Marczewski’s cause of death was cancer.
Jane Marczewski Cancer
What kind of cancer does Jane Marczewski have? She was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer in 2017. In July 2018, she was declared cancer-free. Her cancer recurred in 2019, and she was given three to six months to live, but she was again declared cancer-free in 2020. Prior to the America’s Got Talent audition, she was told that the cancer had metastasized to her lungs, spine, and liver and her chance of survival was 2%.
Jane Marczewski Obituary
The family of Jane Marczewski has released an obituary for the singer known as Nightbirde. The full Jane Marczewski’s obituary, as released by the family, follows:
Jane Kristen Marczewski, age 31, also known as Nightbirde of Nashport OH went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 19, 2022 after a four-year battle with cancer. She most recently resided in San Clemente CA with her brother Andrew.
She was born December 29, 1990 in Zanesville OH to Mitchell and Sharon Marczewski. She is survived by siblings Mitchell Jr (Brook); Andrew and Katelyn Marczewski; grandparents Richard and Elizabeth Rumora; Uncle Keith and Aunt Sheryl Ross; Nephews Mitchell III and Jude Marczewski; niece Magnolia Marczewski and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was a 2009 graduate of Licking County Christian Academy and a 2013 graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg VA with a marketing degree.
Many remember her as the winner of Simon Cowell’s Golder Buzzer on America’s Got Talent in 2021 with the hit song It’s OK which charted No. 1 on iTunes and charted on Billboard. Her other top songs include New Year’s Eve, Girl in a Bubble and Brave.
Before she became Nightbirde, she dedicated her high school years volunteering with the youth ministry at Cornerstone Church in Licking County OH. She also spent many nights and weekends leading worship at Christian events throughout Ohio. It was during this time when she cultivated her love for music and ministry.
During college she continued her love for music by becoming a prolific songwriter and performer. When she was not writing or singing, she shared Jesus with the unparented youngsters in her neighborhood while providing them snacks after school.
When she resided in Nashville TN, she was involved at The Belonging Church leading worship and participating as a youth camp counselor. She also enjoyed sharing Christ with the women at the Davidson County Jail. Many now know the Lord because of her evangelism and commitment to Christ.
Those who knew her enjoyed her larger-than-life personality and sense of humor. She had a witty joke for every occasion—even if the joke was on her.
Her lasting legacy will be the gift of hope she communicated through her music and the strength she found in Jesus.
Jane Marczewski Instagram
Jane Marczewski’s Instagram handle is @_nightbirde.