ABOUTContessa

"…from the beginning, I’m listening…and you will be too…Contessa has a raw sound, with a sense of honesty…Very truthful, outspoken, musical, a great listen, from beginning to end!"     -LA Jazz Scene

Sick Woman (Looking for a Healthy Man) is my 1st Original Independent Blues Album. The album features Gary Mallaber- songwriter and drummer for Steve Miller Band, Kris Bowers - Composer for The Oscar Awarded "Greenbook" , Daniel RIchardson - Sax player to Solange Knowles, Jonathan Pinson - currently playing with Wynton Marsalis and Jonathan Richards - Master of the bass.

Awards:

  • Monterrey Jazz Festival 2nd place (HS Vocal Jazz)

  • Reno Jazz Festival 2nd place Vocal Jazz

Composing credits:

Press:

  • "LA Jazz Scene"

  • "The San Gabriel Valley Tribune"

  • "The Pasadena Star News"

  • "The Whittier Daily News"

  • "The American Foothill"

  •  Cover Story "The American Foothill" Women Rule the Foothills

  • "The Daily Aztec"

  • "Apple-JamBlues.com"

Performances:

  • Los Angeles Children’s Chorus United Nations (world tour: New York City St. Michael's Cathedral, New York City, Vancouver World of Choirs)

  • Multiple venues: Gospel Choir

    • Back-up vocals for Josh Groban:

      • “You Raise Me Up” Music Video

      • Super Bowl 2004

      • Staples Center

      • Hollywood Bowl Opening Ceremony

      • Santa Monica Airport Benefit

    • Alex Theater Gospel Show Cal State Los Angeles

    • Luckman Auditorium Multicultural Choral Festival Los Angeles Televised Concert Choir

    • Coburn School of Music Concert

    • Cal State Los Angeles Music Hall

    • Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

    • LACHSA Zipper Hall Concert

    • State Choir Festival

    • CSUN Invitational Chamber Choir Festival

    • Occidental College Thorne Hall

    • Vocal Jazz Monterrey Jazz Festival

    • Reno Jazz Festival

    • Staples Center Opening of 2003 Basketball Playoffs

    • LACHSA Alex Theater

    • Catalina’s Bar & Grill

    • PAC 10 Basketball Hall of Honor Banquet - Opening Entertainment, KCET KLAX Cal State Los Angeles

    • Luckman Auditorium Cal State Los Angeles

    • State Playhouse Cal State Long Beach

    • Jazz at Occidental College Thorne Hall Academic Bowl Opening Ceremony

    • LACHSA Benefits

  • Solo Performances:

    • Jazz & Blues at Catalina Bar & Grill

      • Headliner Recognized Prof.

      • Headliner Young Artist Series

    • Dazzle Jazz Club in Denver, CO

    • Austin, TX multiple venues

    • Durango Songwriter Showcase

    • Sportsman’s Lodge

    • Ritz Carlton Lounge

    • The Blue Guitar - Soloist

    • Opening for "The Coasters"

  • Collaborations/Special Guest Appearances

    • Performing with OZOMATLI at the opening of the LACHSA new Building

    • Backup Vocals with Josh Groban on The Superbowl Halftime Show

    • Duet with Mickey Champion

    • Whiskey A GoGo – Backup vocalist for FUNK

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