Jane Marczewski was born and raised in Zanesville, Ohio, United States. As a singer-songwriter, she was professionally known as Nightbirde.
Amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19), Nightbirde competed in “America’s Got Talent.” Here are 13 more things about her:
- She has three siblings.
- In 1996, she helped her mother finish the lyrics of a song. It was the first time she wrote a song.
- She graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, USA where she studied communications. While attending the university, she gave her first live performance as a singer in 2011.
- In 2012, she released “Lines,” an extended play with three songs.
- In 2013, she released “Ocean & Sky,” an EP with six songs and funded on Kickstarter.
- In 2014, she returned from Virginia to Ohio.
- After marrying Jeremy Claudio, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, USA in 2015 and started performing as Jane Claudio. She contributed music to “Leonard Knight: A Man & His Mountain,” a documentary film released on November 1, 2015. She was credited as Jane Marczewski-Claudio.
- In 2017, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. In July 2018, she was declared cancer-free. But in 2019, her cancer recurred and she was given 3-6 months to live.
- Released in March 2019, “Girl in a Bubble” was her first single under her stage name Nightbirde.
- In April 2019, she opened for Tori Kelly at Liberty University.
- In 2020, she was declared cancer-free again but was later told that the cancer had metastasized to her liver, lungs and spine and her chance of survival was 2 percent. In the same year, she and Jeremy separated. Subsequently, she moved from Nashville to Long Beach, California, USA.
- After her second cancer diagnosis and remission, she released the song “It’s OK” in August 2020. She performed the song before judges Simon Cowell, Sofie Vergara, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel when she auditioned for “America’s Got Talent” Season 16, which aired on NBC from June 1-2021 to September 15, 2021. She received a Golden Buzzer from Cowell. In August 2021, she withdrew from the competition before the show’s quarterfinal round because of worsening health.
- On February 20, 2022, she died from cancer. She was 31.