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“Gospel roots to jazzy heights: dNessa can croon them all...”
Sonya Vann, The Japan Times

Duke Ellington’s highest compliment for someone was “beyond category,” a rarified level where “categorizations,” labels, appellations,
etc. mean little or nothing. dNessa belongs in this class. Born to musicians, her father jazz, an her mother gospel, dNessa’s introduction to life was through song. Raised by a God-fearing mother and
following her example, to be heard in church, dNessa had to demonstrate the ability to perform contemporary to classical music. Since, her career has spanned from North America to Asia, blending together a diverse and unique expression of what we call MUSIC. As an independent artist/composer, a variety of performances have enhanced and
broadened her range in pursuit of a phenomenal music career.

Diverse in all forms of music, dNessa is not content just to be a solo artist. Her other many talents include composing lyrics, vocal arrangements and voice overs for commercial jingles, record
projects, tv and movie soundtracks. These works are heard throughout Asian television and radio.
Employed to successfully promote brand names such as Sony Vaio, Nescafe, Fuji Film, Nestea, Acuve, Kose
Cosmetics, Kirin Fire Coffee/featuring Stevie Wonder, movie soundtrack LaBelle Epoque, tv series
Pokemon, book readings/CD soundtracks for Tiki & Dodo adventures, Disney E-Mobile phone and many
more projects have expanded her diverse studio background. Her music is performed with all the panache, polish and personal flair that has resonated in the repertoires of everyone from Sarah Vaughn to Sarah Brightman, and beyond.

Her affiliation with independent and major record labels has allowed her to become an in-demand session vocalist that writes and performs on various recording projects with Japanese artist such as TRF, Speed, Morning Musume, Tekeshi Nakatsuka, Rapper Equal, Shalla, Japan’s godfather of DJ’s Tohru Takahashi, DJ Koo, DJ Yutaka and Yuki Koyanagi. Proclaimed Japanese soul legend Masayuki Suzuki has employed dNessas’ numerous musical talents while on his multi-city Japan tours and sessions. dNessas’ appreciation for the experiences in Japan has enriched her desire for even greater success. She recently returned to the USA from performing in Japans newest luxury hotel, Ritz Carlton Tokyo, the cities tallest skycraper located in the new Tokyo
Midtown Development in Roppongi.

Performances with the legendary Cab Calloway, Theodore Marcus “Teddy” Edwards, Stan Gilbert, Larry
Von Nash, Carl Burnett, grammy winner Roy Hargroove, Bobby Sparks and Bernard Wright, dNessa
breathes jazz. To her recordings featured with Japanese soul musicians, dNessa exudes R&B. Sharing the stage with musicians, such as the late Robert Palmer and numerous Japanese idol artists, dNessa translates pop; In her heart, dNessa is gospel but her presence, dNessa is classical. On the cusp of boundless stardom dNessa is an artist that delivers and is ready to embrace mass appeal.

Take a moment, take a listen, take note... dNessa is MUSIC... “beyond category.”
WORLD-Email:Y3Dent@mac.com & music@dnessa.com