Blues Saxophonist & Soulful Singer/Songwriter
Backed by a Talented 5-Piece Band
Recently nominated for a 2017 Blues Music Award (BMA) and fresh off the first leg of her 2017 European tour with the Blues Caravan, the master musician and multi-talented blues performer returns to Arts Garage for another incredible show. Expect powerful saxophone solos, soulful vocals, and witty lyrics as Vanessa’s songwriting takes you through an engaging blend of blues, funk, rock, and soul in an exceptionally entertaining, high-energy performance.
A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Vanessa’s alluring vocals and stinging saxophone work saw her light up stages as part of Joe Louis Walker’s band (2012-2013), while her 2014 debut album “Heart Soul & Saxophone” was declared “magnificent” on Dan Aykroyd’s blues radio show, winning her accolades as a Best of 2014 Blues Breaker.
With the success of her debut album and her charismatic live performances, Vanessa has been actively touring throughout the world and is excited to return to Arts Garage, with a talented 5-piece band, to celebrate the March 2017 release of her highly anticipated sophomore album, “Meeting My Shadow.”
“Vanessa Collier, beautiful to look at, but even better to listen to. Where can you find so many qualities in one person simultaneously? With her singing, her songwriting and especially as extraordinary saxophonist, she throws a bullseye!” -Eric Schuurmans, ROOTSTIME.BE