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Venissa Santi

Venissa’s artistry stems from the necessity to express the many influences that have nourished her spirit as a Cuban American. She was born in Ithaca, New York and hails from a long line of Cuban artists. But it was her grandfather, Jacobo Ros Capablanca, a Cuban composer who instilled in her a life-long passion for music.

As a child she grew up listening to the sounds of Ravel, Celia Cruz and Michael Jackson as well as theatrical productions and jazz. After completing high school, she moved to Philadelphia, where she enrolled at the University of the Arts, connected with her Cuban roots (via her grandfather’s compositions) and majored in Jazz Vocal Performance.

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”This music is truly refreshing to hear, each track takes the listener deeper into her world, from the beautiful Tender Shepherd, to the Columbia Pa' Miguel Angel. Venissa Santi is definitely a vocalist the world needs to check out!” —Doc Gibbs, percussionist/musical director of the Emeril Live Band

“Bienvenida” es muy sabroso! Such a pleasure to listen to as a complete start- to-finish performance. Filled with many surprises. Venissa’s voice is mixed beautifully with a coy yet sultry nuance. As an old radio announcer I am impressed with her microphone technique. It is very intimate but perfectly controlled

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Primary Instrument

Vocalist

Location

Philadelphia, PA

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background

Concentration in Jazz and Latin styles of singing and repertoire. Classical based, healthy, contemporary techniques for todays singer. Breath control, development of the "one voice." Vocal improvisation, ear training, vocal work outs, lyric interpretation, performance/mic technique (Stage and Studio), Chorus, Music Appreciation (kids), Afro-Cuban/rumba singing, partial list.

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