Born: March 25 Primary Instrument: Vocal
Born and raised in Harlem, New York, Victoria was exposed to the music and vocal styles of Billy Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, and Dinah Washington due to her Mother's influence and passion for music. A desire to sing, dance, and act developed naturally, Victoria was enrolled into a local dancing school. Her first vocal performance, at the age of five little Victoria sang,The Dark Town Strutter's Ball,” as part of a show case for young performers, Victoria also tap danced!
As a teen she began vocal instruction with Dr. Boatner, Sonny Stitts Dad. Performing in school productions, becoming more intent on developing a serious career as an entertainer was a work in progress. Choosing the stage name of Paula Desmond, (Victoria) received great reviews for her performance in The Prodigal Sister, presented By Woodie King, Jr.
Later deciding to use her own name which is Victoria Horne to launch her singing career, the French musician's nicknamed her J.J. Victoria pronounced, Gigi!
Known worldwide for her sultry vocals and personal renditions of classic jazz pieces,Victoria has traveled extensively performing around the world doing Concerts in Germany, Japan, France, performing with the Costa Orchestra aboard various Costa Cruise lines.
Victoria performed the anthem Amazing Grace at the NFL World Bowl held in Frankfurt, Germany. She has also been connected musically with Bob Dylan in his music video “Tight Connection to My Heart”, and also joined Joe Turner in Paris for his “Live in Concert” tour.
Another artist who shared the spotlight with her is Belgium pianist Renaud Patigny and his band who performed together at the Festival International de Boogie Woogie de Roquebrou in Belgium. Their partnership created the internationally acclaimed blues single “Let it Roll”.
Somehow Victoria has found the time to pen her own lyric's for three new songs one named New Horizons which will be featured in her next project later this year! photographic journal of her travels.
As of March 2009 Victoria is in Bangkok,Thailand at the Manderin Oriental with the Bamboo Bar Performing at the Mandarin Oriental / Bamboo Bar with The Bamboo Bar Ensemble: The Bamboo Bar Ensemble: Igor Suchkov: Pianist* Marat Yuldybaev:Tenor Sax Alex Sergueenko: Bass Slava Shumilov:Drums *Joe Pantoomkomal: Pianist weekends - Not on Sunday!
Free To Fly
Tracks: Moonglow;Like A Lover; Girl Talk; I cried for you, Now it's your turn...; Don't explain; Lullaby of Birdland; Sneaking around; So Many stars; Mood Indigo; Sweet georgia Brown .
Personnel: Victoria Horne: Vocalist.
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