As a master musician and multi-instrumentalist, Vanessa Collier weaves funk, soul, rock, and blues into every powerful performance. With soulful vocals, searing saxophone, and witty songwriting, Vanessa is blazing a trail, racking up an impressive arsenal of honours.
Having first picked up the saxophone at the age of 9, Collier embarked on her road to recognition at Berklee, earning dual degrees in Performance and Music Production & Engineering. While still completing her degree, Collier landed a position touring with Joe Louis Walker for a year and a half, before Joe encouraged her to strike out on her own. And strike out she did.
It’s not simply the accolades she has accumulated so far (although they’ve been many: 3 Blues Music Award nominations, a Blues Blast Award nomination, the Jammingest Pro Award bestowed by the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise,…), 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, and released critically acclaimed albums.
These days, Collier spends much of her time on the road, performing at some of the most prestigious music festivals in the world and bringing her music and saxophone to all possible. audiences.