Get ready for a Norwegian debut that will leave a mark. Vanessa Collier is super popular at the blues festivals in the USA. Now Notodden Blues Festival brings the popular band leader, vocalist, saxophonist and songwriter to Norway for the first time. Vanessa Collier has won three Blues Music Awards as "Horn Player of the Year" (2019 and 2020) and "Contemporary Female Blues Artist of the Year" (2022).
Since 2017, Vanessa Collier has been nominated for the Blues Music Awards 8 times. In the BMA context, it already puts the young artist in a class with Shemekia Copeland, Beth Hart, Ruthie Foster and Samantha Fish.
Vanessa Collier has a distinctive stage personality and musicality that makes her win any audience every time. That is why she has established herself as a regular at the biggest festivals in the USA and Canada. Now she is coming to Norway for the first time, and she will surely take the audience in Notodden by storm.