Vanessa Collier with Eef & the Blues Express (Sponsored by Kai Turner's Strictly Blues)

$16 advance +fees, $18 day of online +fees, $22 at door

Vanessa Collier with Eef & the Blues Express (Sponsored by Kai Turner's Strictly Blues)

Thu, August 23, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

$16 advance +fees, $18 day of online +fees, $22 at door

This event is 21 and over

Vanessa Collier - (Set time: 9:45 PM)
Vanessa Collier
At 27 years of age, master musician and multi-talented blues performer Vanessa Collier has become an in-demand artist, bringing her charismatic charm, passionate and fiery performances, soulful voice, searing saxophone solos, and witty songwriting to the stage. Over the past year, Vanessa toured through 11 countries, alternating between tour legs in Europe as a featured artist with Ruf’s Blues Caravan and back in the U.S. and Canada with her talented 5-piece band.

A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Vanessa’s alluring vocals and stinging saxophone work saw her light up stages as part of Joe Louis Walker’s band (2012-2013), while her 2014 debut album Heart Soul & Saxophone was declared “magnificent” on Dan Aykroyd’s blues radio show, winning her accolades as Best of 2014 Blues Breaker. In 2017, Vanessa continued her success with the release of her sophomore album Meeting My Shadow, earning many prestigious honors and awards:

2018 Blues Music Award Nominee – Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year

2018 Blues Music Award Nominee – Instrumental – Horn Player of the Year

2017 Blues Music Award Nominee – Instrumental – Horn Player of the Year

2017 Blues Blast Award Nominee – Sean Costello Rising Star Award

2017 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise – Jammingest Pro Award

2017 USA International Songwriting Competition – First Place – Lyrics

2017 International Songwriting Competition – Finalist (Top 2%) – Performance

2017 Billboard Top 15 – Meeting My Shadow

2017 Living Blues - Female Artist of the Year

2017 - 27 weeks on the Roots Music Charts
Eef & The Blues Express - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Eef & The Blues Express
Eef and the Blues Express started in 2009 and has quickly established themselves as one of the most solid blues bands in the state.

Comprised of Denver's finest blues musicians, this five piece band seamlessly blends traditional blues with elements of funk and soul, creating their own energetic style.

The band plays cover tunes as well as Eef's well crafted originals. Eef has self produced three albums and occasionally tours The South as well as The Netherlands.
Venue Information:
The Toad Tavern
5302 S. Federal Circle
Littleton, CO, 80123
http://www.toadtavern.com/