Blues vocalist, saxophonist & songwriter.
“[Collier’s] rise to the top has almost been meteoric. She was just nominated for a 2017 Blues Music Award in the category of Best Instrumentalist – Horn…Kudos to Collier.
” — Richard Ludmerer
“Vanessa’s audience will always be provided with an exceptionally entertaining, high-energy performance containing an array and combination of musical genres. Her apparent passion for her music, refreshing stage presence, singing saxophone elegance and musicianship combined with her distinctive vivacious vocal inflections makes a Vanessa Collier show a unique musical experience and a must on any ones “need to see” list.” — Frank J. Lombardo, Nightlift Magazine
“This was a really impressive CD. Collier has outdone herself…I highly recommend this one to lovers of the soulful and funky side of blues” — Steve Jones, Crossroads Blues Society
“A young woman named Vanessa Collier has issued her first album called HEART SOUL AND SAXOPHONE. She wrote all but two of the songs, sings ‘em, and plays some magnificent sax as well. Coming out of the famous Berklee School of Music in Boston, Vanessa spent some time on the road with bluesman Joe Louis Walker, among others, and is now poised to unleash herself on the world. Old school blues, jump and jive, and some sunny new school R&B” — The BluesMobile (Elwood's Blues Breaker - House of Blues Radio)