(Lima NY) – Vanessa Collier, the famous blues soul singer / saxophonist is back on tour, performing at a fundraising concert, Pre-Lima Crossroads Festival, under the Big Tent, West Stage, at the Fanatics Pub, 7281 West Main Street, Thursday July 29. Thursday, July 29. Show time: 7 p.m. Tickets: $ 30. Info: (585) 624-2080 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vanessa-collier-band-with-the-nighthawks-tickets-160211421675. Also on stage: The Nighthawks.
Vanessa Collier: Some information
As a seven-time Blues Music Award (BMA) nominee and two-time winner of the BMA Award for Horn Player of the Year (2020 and 2019), Vanessa Collier is thrilled to launch her 2021 tour in support of her self. , critically acclaimed. -production of a fourth album, released in 2020, Heart on the line. In addition to her BMA awards, Vanessa is also an award-winning songwriter, master musician and multi-instrumentalist, known for seamlessly weaving funk, soul, rock and blues styles through soulful vocals, searing saxophone solos and witty. songwriting skills. While her career is still in its infancy, Vanessa has already turned many heads, earning huge accolades for her highly energetic, powerful, fiery and passionate live performances.
Collier started playing the saxophone in fourth grade and was in every school, county and state possible, while playing AAU basketball, marking his basketball team’s four years. university and graduating from high school with honors. After high school, Vanessa got a scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music, where she obtained a double degree in performance and music production &; Engineering. Since graduating from Berklee, Vanessa has toured extensively, both nationally and internationally, and released three critically acclaimed albums prior to Heart on the Line: 2014. Heart, Soul and Saxophone; 2017 Meet my shadow; and 2018 honey up. honey up spent nine weeks in the Top 15 Billboard Charts, three months in the Living Blues Report and currently touring on Sirius XM radio.
Vanessa says she’s happy to perform on stages around the world, hoping she can make a difference to fans and followers along the way. âI am motivated to do it because I find it to be a total form of expression and connection,â she explains. “I love connecting with an audience and feeling their energy and I hope to inspire people to follow their dreams and passions, find what brings them joy, and then pursue them fiercely.” Vanessa is also carrying this message to young people as she runs clinics across the country and actively participates in Blues in the Schools programs. On a recent Blues in the School show, Vanessa invited a stage filled with elementary and middle-aged children to dance around her as she played a blues shuffle. Looking at the joy on the faces of Vanessa, the kids, and everyone in the auditorium, it’s no wonder Vanessa has become awe-inspiring to everyone who meets her. In addition to talent and hard work, Vanessa shares an amazing heart and a strong goal. To borrow the words of an article in Blues Blast Magazine, “Vanessa is an important part of the future of the blues, and it would be cool to support her journey.”
“Leave Your Hat On” – From Heart On The Line – Click to watch
Vanessa Collier “Heart On The Line” – Summer 2021 Tour Itinerary
July 29 (Thursday) PRE-LIMA CROSSROADS FESTIVAL CONCERT Lima NY
July 30 (Fri) KENNETT SQUARE ROOFTOP SERIES Kennett Sq PA
July 31 (Saturday) POCAHONTAS OPERA HOUSE Marlington WV
Aug 1 (Sun) PITTSBURGH BLUES FESTIVAL Cheswick PA
August 2 (Monday) CHAUTAQUA BELLE / BELLE BASH Mayville NY
August 3 (Tuesday) HIGHMARK AMPHITHEATER Erie PA
August 14 (Saturday) BERKS JAZZ FESTIVAL Reading PA
Aug 15 (Sun) LONG PARK CONCERT Lancaster PA