December 11, 2016
Vocalist Vanessa Perea Pays Tribute to Sarah Vaughan
"Sarah Vaughan has been a huge influence on my career as a jazz vocalist. I continue to learn from her phrasing, style, pure sound, use of harmony in her improvising, ability to sing with small groups to big bands, and her femininity."
Tickets $18 in advance; $20 at the door.
Chris Ziemba - piano
Tom DiCarlo - bass
Alvester Garnett - drums
Born and raised in New Jersey, Vanessa Perea is a dynamic vocalist. She has a rare ability to sing diverse styles at the highest degree of authenticity, while maintaining a beautiful sound and impeccable articulation. Vanessa released her first CD in 2014 entilted Soulful Days and in 2010, Ms. Perea graduated from New Jersey City University where she obtained a BA in Music Education. She is currently working at jazz clubs throughout NY and NJ where the "scene" is thriving with the most cutting edge musicians. And, most recently, Miss Perea can be seen and heard in the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway show Sleep No More.