Vanessa is a classically trained singer that has had the opportunity to be part of the Augusta Children's Choir, the Pittsburgh Children's Choir, and has had vocal training at The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins. During her time with the Pittsburgh Children's Choir she was blessed in getting to work with the Pittsburgh Symphony and sing under the direction of Marvin Hamlisch. After taking a break from music for almost 8 years, Vanessa renewed her passion and started singing in the Charlotte area. Vanessa took the Charlotte music scene by storm playing in acoustic duos and bands all over town. Having conquered Charlotte, she set her sights on Las Vegas hoping to get the opportunity to work with seasoned and professional musicians. After landing in Vegas, she immediately scored a gig as the female vocalist in a Jazz quintet performing at the Palazzo hotel. Since her first gig at the Palazzo Vanessa has performed all over the Las Vegas Strip singing all genres from pop to jazz, to country and rock. She has performed on Freemont Street, Toby Keith's, South Point Hotel & Casino, among many others in and out of Las Vegas. Currently Vanessa has a residency at M Resort, NYNY Hotel Casino , Bootlegger Bistro, and NFR, PBR special events .
She is currently working on her first original album consisting of country / rock music and hopes to have an EP by the end of 2019.
Tune in to her show "Live in Las Vegas! with Mike and Ness" Saturdays 12-1pm PT on CRN 1