Vanessa Perea is a jazz vocalist who embodies the tradition of the masters. She swings hard, sings beautifully with a sweeping range, and can dig into the lyrics of a song to really tell a story. 

 

She began her musical journey at the age of 10 with piano lessons and classical voice lessons at the age of 12. In high school, she was involved in school choirs, staged musicals productions and cantor at church. In a desire to continue pursuing her passion for music, Vanessa attended New Jersey City University where she studied with Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist, Roseanna Vitro, and operatic-soprano Donna Connolly obtaining a BA in Music Education.

 

After graduating in 2010, Vanessa started working as a jazz vocalist in the NY/NJ area performing with numerous ensembles.  In 2014, she released her debut album entitled, Play Date. And, in 2016 joined the band, The Ladybugs, where she sings and plays snare drum & percussion. Vanessa currently lives in NYC and you can see her at jazz clubs all over NY, NJ & PA.

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