Vanessa is a vocalist and band leader bringing an energetic, nuanced sensuality to the American jazz and swing songbook and occasionally styling new classics. She’s honed her vocal and performance skills all over the country and abroad, fronting various jazz ensembles. Vanessa currently fronts her New York City based “modern retro” swing band, The Red Hot Swing that boasts an 11 years solid back-up band of Mark McCarron, guitar, Stefan Schatz, drums, Andrew Hall, bass, Michael Hashim, saxophone, and Marty Bound, trumpet. She performs regularly with notable guitarists Nick Demopoulos, James Chirillo and Steve Salerno, bassists Sean Smith, Neal Minor, Jim Whitney and Peter Weiss, pianists Don Stein, Bennett Paster and Michael Kanan, and trumpet virtuoso Charlie Caranicas. Vanessa’s CD’s include The Summer Sessions (1999) and Too Darn Hot (2004) both available on Amazon and iTunes.