Radio WHAT - Featured Artist - Vanessa Conde - Born to Dominican American parents in Washington Heights New York City, by the tender age of five, Vanessa Conde took singing lessons
|Born to Dominican American parents in Washington Heights New York City, by the tender age of five, Vanessa Conde took singing lessons under her high school choral teacher Dr. Maredia Warren, an accomplished organist and professor of music. At age 17, Vanessa had been accepted into Westminster Choir College as a Vocal Performance Major, a prestigious music school in Princeton NJ. She majored in Vocal Performance and studied voice under former New York City Opera baritone Edward Pierson. As a classical vocalist, Vanessa's voice has no limitations performing Italian arias and operatic roles such as: Delilah from Samson and Delilah, and as Carmen in Bizet's Carmen. Vanessa was featured in the January 2007 Issue of SKOPE National Music Magazine: “From the Opera Stage to the Dance Floor” by Jason McNeil available at Barnes and Noble bookstores. Although Vanessa Conde was trained in the finer arts, as a child growing up in Washington Heights in New York, she also grew up on a musical diet of Latin Hip-
|hop/Freestyle/Dance and underground House music Jump forward to 2008 and Vanessa can be heard in International Dance clubs and radio stations with her House club hits “Let the Music Play” (Warner Brothers International) and “Peace and Love” with production by Midnight Society and Alma Matriz (of Tribal Circuit anthem fame “Rapido” and “Music Electrica”). Already having cultivated a following from her previous Freestyle/Trance song “For You”, she also has on her past belt several on stage cameo appearances and impromptu performances with fellow artist such as Amber, George Lamond and known for taking part in massive community events as the Jersey City Puerto Rican Festival, The Community Fair For Children and New Jersey City Gay Pride; just to name a few. By late March 2008 Ms. Conde would wrap up her Winter Music Conference week tour in Miami and appeared a line of showcases in Venues like Voodoo Lounge, Score, The world famous La Bodegita del Medio, Club BOOM and add them to her list of venues such as Heaven New York, Serena Night Club New York, the now defunct OZONE Miami, and even her performance on Telemundo “Despierta America” Channel 41 New York/Tri state area. In the Fall of 2008 she released a line of new self written material on Miami’s|
|DESTUNE records; with original traditional and Neo-Freestyle versions and remixes provided by a line of DJ/Producers including DJ Jorge Ojeda, DJ Connie Cassarole, Amy Alderman and Luis Beyra. In addition, Vanessa also will be debuting material with projects with SAFIRE, Nyasia, and tribal guru Alma Matris and can also be found having label mates like CORONA (Shake/Warner). Praised by international producer Johnny Vicious as a “GRAND VOICE”, Vanessa is ready to bring her songwriting into another realm! As she continues to get club and radio play, including play on XM and Sirius Satellite Radio, she made history in May 2008 as the first new generation NEO- Freestyle vocal artist to perform on the Downshift radio float during the New York Dance Music Parade. This is a step not taken before, especially for a predominant “house” music event, but a reflection of the changing times and musical switch due to the “ELECTRO” awareness and preference of the current day. This year 2009, she would wrap up her 3rd year participating with the Winter Music Conference opening for SAFIRE and headlining Tai Shan Ball 8 with the legendary Pepper Mashay. She also lends her time to worthy causes such as AIDS WALK NYC in which a fundraiser at SPLASH nightclub had her as a headliner with freestyle diva Judy Torres.
She is aware of the positive influence she is now having on a new generation of independent freelance dance artist is what keeps her motivated, humble and well grounded. --JONPITO
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