Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society presents:
October 26, 2019 | 8 p.m.
If you haven’t been fortunate enough to meet Vanessa Collier and witness one of her head-turning, fiery and passionate performances, you should definitely make sure you do. As a master musician and multi-instrumentalist, Vanessa weaves funk, soul, rock and blues into every powerful performance and she is downright impressive. With soulful vocals, searing saxophone and witty songwriting, Vanessa is blazing a trail, racking up an arsenal of honors and has already singled herself out as an artist of distinction and one we would all do well to watch.
It’s not simply the accolades she has accumulated so far, although they’ve been many — three Blues Music Award Nominations (BMAs) for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year (2018) and Horn Player of the Year (2018 and 2017), a Blues Blast Award nomination, the Jammingest Pro Award bestowed by the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, First Place for lyrics in the International Songwriting Competition, Best of 2014 Blues Breaker on Dan Aykroyd’s BluesMobile — it’s the fact that she has accumulated all these honours even while her career is still in its infancy. A 2013 graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, she’s toured nationally and internationally, released two critically acclaimed albums (2014’s "Heart, Soul & Saxophone" and 2017’s "Meeting My Shadow"), and released her highly anticipated self-produced third album, "Honey Up," in July 2018.
Please note that this show will take place at the Orpheum Theater Center at 315 N. Phillips Avenue.
The show is suitable for all ages, but may be best enjoyed by those 12 and older.
Washington Pavilion Management, Inc. considers parents/guardians to be the best decision-makers on what is appropriate for their children and families.
Programs, dates, times and prices subject to change. All attendees regardless of age must purchase a ticket unless otherwise noted.