Vocalist & Composer
Experience the voice that “…wraps around you like an anaconda that’s got the blues” (The Oregonian) and that garnered standing ovations at the Rochester Philharmonic’s “Red Hot Jazz & Cool Blues.” Victoria is critically acclaimed for her powerful, rich, sultry voice and a unique style all her own.
Her latest CD combines edgy original songs, modern renditions of standards, and creative versions of pop classics. The CD received rave reviews and attracts a growing fan base of jazz lovers as well as alternative and mainstream music fans.
Upstate New York native, Victoria is critically acclaimed for her powerful, rich and sultry voice and a style that is all her own. Her combination of edgy original songs, modern renditions of jazz/blues gems, and jazzy renditions of pop/rock classics has made her a rising star on the jazz circuit. Victoria’s versatility also ranges from old-time jazz tunes, like Joe “King” Oliver’s “Doctor Jazz” to the soulful blues of Dinah Washington and Koko Taylor to the torchy sounds of ballads like “You Don’t Know What Love Is.”
Victoria performs regularly in Los Angeles, Portland,OR and New York with her musical partner, Donny Osborne, drummer of 24 years for legend Mel Torme and protege of drummer great, Buddy Rich. Her CD garnered rave reviews and received air play in many major American cities, including Boston, St. Louis, New York, Portland and Chicago.
Notable performances for Victoria and Donny have included “Red Hot Jazz & Cool Blues,” a 2-night performance with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (Eastman Theater, NY) that received three standing ovations, the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival(OR), Rochester Int’l Jazz Festival, Spazio (Los Angeles), Shelley’s New York andThe Green Dolphin (Chicago).
Upcoming performances will include Lunaria (Los Angeles), Spazio (Los Angeles) and the L.A. Jazz Masters Series (Four Points Sheraton LAX).
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vassar College, where she got her start as the vocalist for the College Jazz Ensemble, Victoria now resides in Los Angeles, CA until further notice.