Primary Instrument: Vocal
Michelle Cruz has a Billie Holiday soul and the wonderful Cape Verdean flavor of Cesaria Evora...-CVN
MICHELLE CRUZ is a singer/songwriter who blends jazz, folk and rock in her music. Named “Sultry” by the Jeff Buckley International Newsletter, Michelle (a 3 time Motif Music Awards nominee) has opened for Judy Collins, appeared at WXPN’s World Cafe Live and was asked to pay tribute to the late folk legend Odetta at a 2010 MLK Jr. Day Celebration. Michelle recently landed in the Top 15 for the Lilith Fair Local Talent Search. She has been featured in print media including Sodade (Cape Verde) and Blurt magazines. Michelle has also made several appearances on Fox's morning show, The Rhode Show.
Michelle was recently signed to the Nevaeh Recordings Label (NYC) and nominated for a 2011 New England Urban Music Award in the jazz category. Cruz's songs from her newly released album, The Recovery, have been receiving radio attention most recently from programs like Venus Sings Radio and other stations such as Boston's Touch 106.1FM and MVY Radio.
Awards:2011 "Best Jazz Female" Winner New England Urban Music Awards 2011 "Album of the Year" Winner Motif Music Awards
Michelle Cruz's CD The Recovery is a refreshing new smooth sound with meaning ….Spell's a winner. -David “Jazzman” Johnson, Ivory Coast Smooth Jazz Show/Touch 106.1 FM Boston/www.ivorycoastjazz.com
Live reviews of Michelle Cruz:
Michelle Cruz is the epitome of sultry; the perfect balance between sweetness and rawness. Seeing her perform live is like catching the eyes of your soul mate - a moment when each of you suddenly sees inside the other and it feels like home.” - Reza Clifton, host of Venus Sings Radio
Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students