"Soulful Days" is New Jersey-based singer Vanessa Perea's ZOHO debut recording, featuring North American and Brazilian standards.
Vanessa Perea’s voice is strong in the tradition of the masters. With a rare ability to sing diverse styles at the highest degree of authenticity, beautiful sound and sweeping range, Vanessa shows a confidence and poise beyond her years. Miss Perea was born on September 24, 1987 in Glenridge, New Jersey to a Cuban mother and Colombian father. She grew up listening to salsa tunes on her father’s record player and practically learned to dance before she
could walk. At 6 she was already singing in the church choir and by high school, piano & voice lessons led to performances in school musicals and choirs. In 2010 she received a BA in Music Education from New Jersey City University. There she studied with Grammy Nominated
Jazz Vocalist, Roseanna Vitro, and internationally acclaimed soprano, Donna Zapola-Connolly.
Vanessa can be seen at her shows throughout New York and New Jersey at distinguished jazz clubs such as Zinc Bar, Smalls, Birdland, Zeb’s and the Hyatt in New Brunswick, NJ. She has shared the stage with musical luminaries including James Moody, Jimmy Heath, Charles McPherson, Randy Brecker, Dwayne Burno, John Lee, Claudio Roditi, and George Cables.