"Hailing from Spain, using her own body to incorporate percussive accents, she is an earthy grounding rod for some powerfully streaming wattage" Katie Bull, The New York City Jazz Record
Originally from Spain and with more than 10 years of professional experience as a Jazz and Latin Jazz vocalist, her repertoire expands from classic Jazz standards, Cuban music and Boleros to Brazilian Sambas; Rebeca Vallejo is also a fully trained Flamenco singer who works with Flamenco dance Companies in NYC and Spain.
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Born into a family of singers in Madrid, Spain, Rebeca was immediately immersed in the rich musical language of flamenco, hand in hand with her grandfather, himself a flamenco singer.
Beginning her public performances at the age of four, the musical journey that grew in an urban neighborhood of Madrid eventually took Ms. Vallejo to Great Britain, where she developed a deep passion for Jazz.
Arriving in New York City in 2000, Rebeca began collaborating and performing with the most sought after musician of the Latin-Jazz scene. Through this exposure, she uncovered the emotional beauty and rhythmic complexity of Brazilian music.
In addition to being an acclaimed performer, Rebeca Vallejo is the creator and bandleader of the musical projects EuroLatinJazz (fusion of Jazz, Flamenco and Brazilian music) and EuroLatinFunk, an accomplished composer/Jazz arranger, and for two years was main vocalist of the Flamenco Dance Company "Día Flamenco".
MORE PRESS REVIEWS:
" ...A brave and growing creator, daughter of Andalusians who reinvents herself in the big apple, soaked in funk, bossa-nova, soul, jazz and flamenco sounds" / "... Her songs have been recorded with vitality, fluency and the real truth of live music" Santiago Alcanda, El Mundo (Spain)
" Transcending such conventional labels as Jazz, Latin and World, the Rebeca Vallejo Project is the product of an ever-evolving sound; relentless in its pursuit of creative Nirvana and with an awareness and understanding of a multitude of cultures" Claudia Norman for the "Latino Cultural Arts program"(NY, US)
"She is propulsive, electric, hands-on-hips insolent; she sings like she has a place to go" Tris Mac Call, ChillTown (Jersey City, NJ)
" Outstanding, clear, refreshing" Jesús Hernandez, Diario de las Americas (Miami, US)