Influenced by the likes of Bill Withers, Dee Dee Bridge Water, Mahelia Jackson, Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, Marlena Shaw,
Donny Hathaway, Fontella Bass, The Isley Brothers & Curtis Mayfield.
Vanessa's voice is an experience to behold, immediately distinctive, unadulterated quality, sheer joy.
Her Performances have been with Herbie Hancock, Nathan Haines, Wayne Shorter, Kyoto Jazz Massive,
Nathan Haines, Faze Action, Kaidi Tathum, Root Soul, Mark de Clive Lowe, Mustang, Agent K, Monkey Brothers,
Dalata, Soul House Fam, Sunlightsquare, Dego, Pressure Drop, 2000 Black, Bugz in the Attic, 4Hero
& at the Million Women Rise March, Power of Three and many others...
Beyond singing, Vanessa loves to play the tunes that have influenced her as an artist. From an early age her parents
gave her many musical gems to listen to which ignited her singing and playing passions, to see a night
and mood totally turn eclectic blew her away. The styles she loves to play are Jazz, Gospel, Soul, Afro, Dance, Broken, Hip Hop and Drum n Bass.
Music is her healing place .