VANESSA COLLIER (Blues Rockin' *Star*) + Jake Nielsen
Boom Boom Room at Boom Boom Room
- Where: BOOM BOOM ROOM (1601 Fillmore Street)
- When: Friday, June 28th 2019 9:00 PM til 2:45 AM
- Door Time: 8:00 PM
- Show Type: Funk, Soul, Rock, Live Blues Phenom *rising star*
- Restrictions: 21 & over
Join us at the BBR for this RISING STAR in the BLUES - Rockin SCENE TODAY, This is a "One Night Only" SF Show on Friday Night featuring:
** VANESSA COLLIER **
plus opening act:
* JAKE NIELSEN's TRIPLE THREAT *
* DJ K-OS *
(of Digital Underground)
“There’s a young lady [Vanessa Collier] came onstage with me, I forgetwhere I was, but she’s playing an alto saxophone, and man, she was amazing.”
– Buddy Guy
If you haven’t been fortunate enough to meetVanessa Collier and witness one of her head-turning, fiery, and passionateperformances, you should definitely make sure you do. As a master musician andmulti-instrumentalist, Vanessa weaves funk, soul, rock, and blues into everypowerful performance and she is downright impressive. With soulful vocals,searing saxophone, and witty songwriting, Vanessa is blazing a trail, rackingup an arsenal of honours, and has already singled herself out as an artist ofdistinction and one we would all do well to watch.
It’s not simply the accolades she hasaccumulated so far, although they’ve been many — three Blues Music AwardNominations (BMAs) for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year (2018) andHorn Player of the Year (2018 and 2017), a Blues Blast Award nomination, theJammingest Pro Award bestowed by the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, FirstPlace for lyrics in the International Songwriting Competition, Best of 2014Blues Breaker on Dan Aykroyd’s BluesMobile — it’s the fact that she hasaccumulated all these honours even while her career is still in its infancy. A2013 graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, she’s tourednationally and internationally, released two critically acclaimed albums(2014’s Heart, Soul & Saxophone and 2017’s Meeting My Shadow), and willrelease her highly anticipated self-produced third album, Honey Up, inJuly 2018.
These days, Collier spends much of her timeon the road, performing at some of the most prestigious music festivals in theworld. Her talents have taken her to the Blues Music Awards Show where, in thewords of the Blues Foundation, Vanessa “blew the doors off the Blues MusicAwards!”; Ottawa Blues Festival, where she earned two front page newspaperphotos and rave reviews after her foot stomping debut there; twice on theLegendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise, where she earned the Jammingest Pro Awardand was a featured artist with Tommy Castro’s Blues Review; Briggs FarmFestival, where she was the “most popular Briggs Farm act in 2017” (ElmoreMagazine), and the list continues. In 2017, Vanessa was also a featured artistin three major tours across Europe as part of Ruf’s 2017 Blues Caravan.
As for Collier, she says she’s happyperforming on stages across the world, hoping that she can make a differencewith fans and followers along the way. “I am driven to do this because I findit a total form of expression and connection,” she explains. “I love connectingwith an audience and feeling their energy and I hope to inspire people tofollow their dreams and passions, to find what brings them joy, and then to pursueit doggedly.”
JAKE NIELSEN's TRIPLE THREAT BAND
Born on march 29 1985. Jake was born with cerebral palsy, limiting the use of his legs. He was always determined to never let that bring him down…
Generating a lot of attention for his live performance, with so much energy and funk you have to get out of your seat and dance! With this album Jake played all over California, opened for big names such as Elvin Bishop, Roy Rogers and Travis Warren of Blind Melon. And also making his international debut in Canada, Also his song ‘Drinkn Blues’ was featured in a short film called Bondi Blues with Dan Aykroyd.
These days Jake is touring with Kyle Talty on drums and Dave Palmer on bass, two of his oldest jamming buddies. Together these three have accomplished many great things! And also bringing back his reggae roots between the funk and blues!
Jake Nielsen's Triple Threat / K-os