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Live In One Take

by Denise Vasquez

This award winning singer/songwriter sheds her skin and bares her soul. This live CD shares a spirit that is deep, pure and real, combining a beautiful voice, meaningful lyrics and a wonderful fusion of Folk, Pop, Jazz and World.
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***THERE IS ONLY ONE CD LEFT & IT'S AVAILABLE HERE ON CDBABY! THIS ALBUM WAS VERY LIMITED. Downloads will still be available after this album sells out!

Denise is really excited about the buzz she's generating around a few of the new songs she put on myspace and other music sites, from her upcoming NEW CD release "FRAME OF MIND". Denise was recently selected as an artist to ENDORSE "DAISY ROCK GUITARS"! Denise selected the PURPLE BURST PIXIE SERIES ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC GUITAR, which she will be playing at all her future performances. Denise's songs from "Frame Of Mnd" have been added to the following radio playlists: MUSICFORTE.COM, MUSICTOGOUSA.COM, LIVE365.COM-BLUESKY FM & VM UNDERGROUND, CLASSIC FM, NETTERADIO, FEMININE GROOVE/ENGAGE RADIO, 88.5 FM "TIED TO THE TRACKS", WIRNONLINE, DOOGZNET, & more. Her songs "RIGHT HERE IN MY DREAM" & "THANKSGIVING DAY" have been #1 on webcds.com TOP 10 TRACKS: THE WEEKS MOST LISTENED TO TRACK for weeks!!! Denise is one of the artists being FEATURED ON THE COVER OF THE NEW Edition of "INDIEBIBLE", is currently the "SPOTLIGHT ARTIST" on Musicforte.com, is being FEATURED IN "THE POWER SHOW".

PRESS RELEASE:
Article: DENISE VASQUEZ BRINGS A UNIQUE MIX OF MUSIC TO AUDIENCES AROUND THE WORLD

"Denise Vasquez takes the standard Singer/Songwriter formula and adds elements of jazz, classic rock... a unique and engaging sound... a songwriter with an ear for melody... her strong voice is the focal point of her sound... really good songs in her repertoire."
-MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE, CLUB REVIEW (May 2006)

NOMINATED FOR BEST INDIE FEMALE VOCALIST 2004 BY THE LA MUSIC AWARDS, THREE TIME WINNER of the ASCAP PERFORMING SONGWRITERS AWARD (2003, 2004, 2005), Selected by MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE to be on their HOT 100 LIST FOR FOUR CONSECUTIVE YEARS (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005), Denise Vasquez brings her big heart and unique mix of music to audiences around the world.

Denise recently finished recording her third album "FRAME OF MIND" in Nashville with producer Lauren Stalnecker. The release date is set for September 1, 2006, due to Denise wanting to make the "Grammy" submission deadline. The album has yet to be released, and it is already generating quite a buzz from the few songs being promoting on the internet. On July 7th, 2006 Classic FM played one of Denise's new songs
during their webcast, and her song "RIGHT HERE IN MY DREAM" was #1 on webcds.com TOP 10 TRACKS (THE WEEKS MOST LISTENED TO TRACK) for over three weeks. "FRAME OF MIND" will feature Denise singing and playing guitar on 10 fully produced songs she wrote and co-produced. Track 11 on her album is an acoustic, intimate, Spanish/English version of Lowen and Navarro's 80's Hit "We Belong". Denise has already received over 25,000 plays on myspace.com and she only put up her songs a little over a month ago! Denise was recently selected as a FEATURED ARTIST in AUDIOXPOSURE'S PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN & was just informed that she will be one of the artists featured ON THE COVER of the next Edition of "INDIEBIBLE".

Denise has been compared to "Janis Joplin meets Jewel", but Denise writes and sings from her own soul. Her considerable vocal range and songwriting talents have earned her the praise of critics and industry alike. Denise was selected to be a FEATURED ARTIST in WESTLAKE AUDIO STUDIO'S ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. Denise has released two other self-produced albums "LIVE IN ONE TAKE"(Limited), and "FIGHTING DARKNESS". Denise has been featured LIVE on KPFK 90.7FM "ARTS IN REVIEW", LIVE on 88.5 FM "TIED TO THE TRACKS" and her song "ANGEL IN DISGUISE" was played on NETTE RADIO'S love show. Denise has acquired some wonderful SPONSORS: Audix Microphones, The Wish.org, Minawear, UnityCorps, and she will be working with Rock4Orphans in the near future.

Denise is a passionate Singer/Songwriter who performs quite extensively as a solo artist for charity events (Relay For Life, Worldfest, South Central Farm Aid, Women For A Cause, World Vegan Day), as well as in some of the most respected venues worldwide including: The Cavern Club (UK), The Bitter End (NYC), Borders Bookstores (CA), The El Rey Theatre(CA), Caneel Bay (USVI) and more.

Denise was influenced by art at a very early age. Her mother was an artist. They didn't have much, but music, art and the theatre have always been a part of her life. Denise began singing from the time she could talk, dancing from the time she could walk, and writing from the time she could form a sentence. Her first experience on stage was at the age of 6 with "Mrs. Dorothy's Dance Troupe" at Lincoln Center. Throughout elementary, Denise had many opportunities to perform on stage with her chorus. In junior high, Denise performed at Avery Fisher Hall as a violinist with selected students from her class. High School was where Denise got a taste of performing as an actress which led to Denise enrolling at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and at The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre Training Unit. Being onstage is a natural place for Denise. She's performed in many Theatrical Productions (NYC), Improv Shows (NYC), which led to Feature Films (Carlito's Way, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X), TV (Law & Order, SNL, MTV,) as well as dancing in Music Videos (Kenny Chesney's "How Forever Feels").

Having grown up between New York City and the Virgin Islands, Denise proudly incorporates all of her experiences as an actress, as well as a dancer, singer, guitarist, painter, poet in her life as well as her music. She has travelled extensively living in places like Scotland, London, the US Virgin Islands, and now Los Angeles. These experiences have led Denise to be a spirit that is deep, pure and real. Her songs speak of her positive outlook of love, life and the pursuit of happiness. Denise says "My purpose is to share my life, help spread Peace, joy, love and
understanding through sharing my positive messages. I've learned I can by expressing my experiences through my art and my music. Thanks to my mom who raised my sister and I on her own; for showing us through her challenges that if you believe, work hard, focus, treat others as you want to be treated, stay true to yourself and your dreams, and never give up...everything that I have experienced has led me to be the woman I am today. My music is all that I am!"

7/1/06:
I hope you have a wonderful & safe 4th of July! I am proud to be an american! Thank you all for my birthday wishes on June 29th. My wishes are coming true thanks to all of your continued love and support. So much has been happening since my last email:

MY SONG IS #1: I'm really excited about this-my new upcoming album "FRAME OF MIND" has not been released yet, and the few songs I put up on the internet have already been receiving quite a buzz...the response has been incredible!!! My song "RIGHT HERE IN MY DREAM" has been #1 most played track of the week for over two weeks on webcds.com

RADIO PLAY: My song will be played on CLASSIC FM Friday July 7th, 2006
(6-10pm Eastern time; 3-7 pm Left Coast, 11pm-3am UK)
The webcast is at either http://www.netradio100.com
or
http://www.z889.com

CLASSIC FM website is http://www.angelfire.com/music2/classicfm

THANKS GENE for playing my song!

AUDIOXPOSURE: I am excited to announce that I was selected in their FREE PR/PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN

NEW MEMBERSHIP: I am now a proud member of two fantastic organizations: THE RECORDING ACADEMY & FOLK ALLIANCE.


5/22/06: Hi everyone,

May has been a wonderful month!

MY ALBUM:
My studio album "FRAME OF MIND" is in the final mix/master stage & will done if all goes as planned in about a month or so...hopefully by my birthday, June 29th, that would be a nice present!!! I am really excited and proud with the outcome...this album is my DREAM COME TRUE, beautiful music, with meaning & positive messages & the entire experience from start to finish (everyone & everything involved) has been everything I have dreamed it would be!!! I truly believe there was a higher power at hand throughout this journey...everything happens for a reason & this album happened when it was supposed to...now!!!Such a magical, spiritual experience and I know you will feel it when you hear my music on this album!!! I can't wait to share it with the world!!! I should have my music by the end of the week and when I receive it, I plan on putting some songs up on my myspace page for you to experience http://www.myspace.com/denisevasquez
As I get closer to the release date, I will be sending out an email regarding special offers on preordering my album directly through me with personalized autographed copies & more...

SURPRISE SHOW:
I was planning on waiting for my cd release show to perform live again, that was until I got a call last night asking me to perform at a wonderful event with an important cause!!! This event is for Homeless Children...

http://www.layn.org

For those that know me, I'm all about A GREAT cause...that's why I do what I do! So for those that have been wanting to see me perform, here's your chance to see me perform in an intimate setting ( I will be performing solo/acoustic) & you be a part of a wonderful event! The evening will be filled with lots of wonderful entertainment from spoken word artists, music & even belly dancing...come join the fun for a good cause:

Friday May 26th, 2006
8:00pm-11:00pm
@Sabor Mi Cultura
5625 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
(323)466-0481

Tickets will be $30 at the door & $20 in advance. To purchase advanced tickets and for more information, contact Christopher at (323)637-2101

ALL PROCEEDS 100% will go to http://www.layn.org (Los Angeles Homeless Service Coalition)

This event is also sponsored by http://www.thetorchfoundation.org

Once my album is complete, I will be working with another wonderful organization "ROCK 4 ORPHANS" (see my myspace profile page)
http://www.myspace.com/denisevasquez and other wonderful organizations...

NEW PRODUCTS IN MY STORE:
Check out my newest products in my store featuring MY ARTWORK at
http://www.cafepress.com/denisevasquez
I'll be adding more new artwork soon!

I'd like to say A BIG THANK YOU TO MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE for the amazing live club review in their May 8-21st, 2006 issue...the repsponse has been incredible & I truly love you all and so appreciate the wonderful support you have given me over the years!!! Thank you for surrounding me in a postive light!!! For those of you that didn't have the opportunity to read it, you can either go to my blogs on my myspace page, or you can order a back issue from
http://www.musicconnection.com

FEATURES: I'm being featured on the following sites:
http://www.nashvillerock.net "ROCK BABE OF THE WEEK"
http://www.swirlygig.com "CELEBRITIES"

Hope to see you all Friday!

PEACE, JOY, ROCK & ROLL
Denise
http://www.myspace.com/denisevasquez




5/18/06 It's been a while since I've updated this page...so much is happening in 2006...Lots of GREAT MUSIC NEWS:

-I'm being FEATURED on www.nashvillerock.net as the "ROCK BABE OF THE WEEK" & they've kept me up there for almost two weeks now!

-I'm being featured on www.swirlygig.com (See "Celebrities)

-MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE gave me a GREAT LIVE CLUB REVIEW (May 8th-21st, 2006 issue) Here's what they wrote:

"DENISE VASQUEZ
Genghis Cohen
Hollywood

The players: Denise Vasquez (Vocals, Guitar), David Leach (Percussion), Michael Paige (Bass)

Material: Denise Vasquez takes the standard singer/songwriter formula and adds elements of jazz, classic rock, and a distinctly Latin flavor. This spicy blend succeeds in creating a unique and engaging sound. A songwriter with an ear for melody, Vasquez's songs are straightforward but catchy, and she employs stripped-down arrangements that suit her voice well. The inclusion of the 80's hit "We Belong" was somewhat interesting, but unnecessary given the stregnth of her original material.

Musicianship: Special mention must go to the percussionist David Leach, who uses his simple kit to evoke an Afro-Cuban sound, building dense rhythmic textures that add dimension and complexity to the otherwise simple presentation. Vasquez's strong voice is the focal point of her sound and she is a decent, if not outstanding, guitar player. Bass player Michael Paige contributes melodic, rolling bass lines and anchors down the band's sound well. Overall, this three-some are a talented bunch who play well together, providing a suitable musical backdrop for Vasquez's vocals.

Performance: Vasquez exuded warmth and confidence in the small club setting at Genghis Cohen, comfortably interacting with the audience and proving herself to be a natural performer. Leach and Paige played it cool in the background, lending an air of professionalism and experience to the performance. Though the set was short, Vasquez and company clearly won over the crowd.

Summary: Denise Vasquez is a talented young performer with a handful of really good songs in her repertoire. She has the voice to sing them and a pair of talented musicians providing a solid rhythm section behind her. Though Vasquez may be a relatively unknown artist playing small clubs in LA, she has the tools to take her career to the next level.
-Ben Nachman

Thanks Ben for the GREAT review!!!! Thanks Music Connection for being you!!!

Please be aware the copies available right now for "LIVE IN ONE TAKE" are LIMITED...so once these 4 copies sell out...THAT'S IT...you'll still be able to buy each song on itunes & other internet stores...Not to worry...my NEW ALBUM "FRAME OF MIND" is done & the final stages of mix/master is happening right now!!! So keep checking in over the next month, to find out when my next cd will become available.

My last show before I head to Nashville will be in Los Angeles on March 7th, 2006 8:00pm at Genghis Cohen 740 N. Fairfax ave, Hollywood CA...I will be opening the night with David Leach (Ben Harper) and Michael Paige (Tony Thompson)...this show will be recorded live...I attained some new sponsorhsip recently...thanks to AUDIX MICROPHONES http://www.audixusa.com for sending me a new beautiful AUDIX VX10...I'll be using it where ever I go! Thanks to Mina wear http://www.minawear.com for making comfortable, colorful organic clothing...and thanks to The Wish http://www.thewish.org for getting me new sponsorship! I've been working hard writing one song a day, and I'm preparing to go into the studio...keep checking in to find out what's new with me...

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! ALIVE IN 2005! This year's only just begun & there's already good news to report:

Denise Vasquez has been featured in THE ARTIST SPOLIGHT in the first issue of MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE for 2005! Denise is kicking off her New Year with her residency "ACOUSTIC WEDNESDAYS" on Jan. 5th & then she'll be heading to the Virgin Islands for a mini tour through Jan. 20th! Keep checking in as there will be more good news to report at the end of the month!


RESIDENCY: That's right folks, you can see Denise perform every Wednesday night from 7-10pm ACOUSTIC WEDNESDAYS: Music & Bingo Featuring DENISE VASQUEZ & Special guests @El Guapo Cantina 7250 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA 90046...FREE...great food, margaritas, full bars, outside patio...

Denise Vasquez was NOMINATED by the LA MUSIC AWARDS for BEST INDEPENDENT FEMALE VOCALIST 2004 and was invited to open the night during the acoustic showcase at the Henry Fonda Theatre. Shake Magazine was there distributing their magazines & they happened to give Denise a wonderful review about her CD "LIVE IN ONE TAKE" Here's what they wrote: "One might think there is a new trend for actual musical artists to come back to the forefront of the field. Is it possible? Can we get people like Denise Vasquez to replace the dancing MTV product queens? That would be a step in the right direction. This album is only available on CDBABY It is a collection of no frills one take live recordings that portray Vasquez in a sultry and adventuresome persona that makes you want to come back for more. She going places, that's for sure. Denise recently played the legendary CAVERN CLUB in Liverpool, England where the Beatles began. With her last name one might expect Denise to perform percussive or salsa or other variations on Hispanic musical forms but she's more of a folk and inventive singer-songwriter stylist. The group is simple with acoustic guitar, flute and congas. She has a good message. In one lyric, "We are all crayons in the box, different colors but all made the same, for one purpose, to color the picture..."Peace & joy back at you, Denise."-Jess Marich, SHAKE MAGAZINE 12/04
Denise has been receiving a great deal of press lately...Denise was just notified that she's being listed on MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE HOT 100 UNSIGNED ARTIST LIST 2004...that's three years in a row! Music Connection Magazine recently mentioned Denise in their props column, here's what they wrote: "MC Showcase artist Denise Vasquez got to live out her dream. Influenced (as many artists are) by the Beatles, Vasquez recently traveled to Liverpool to see where the Fab Four grew up and played. She not only saw everything she wanted, she also got the opportunity to play the world famous CAVERN CLUB where the Beatles performed 294 times. Vasquez reports, "The place was packed, and the MC kept saying 'Los Angeles singer/songwriter Denise Vasquez is here folks, and she already has a fan base in Liverpool.' I was only scheduled to perform for a half an hour, but the crowd got so into my set they let me go on for over an hour." Pints of ale were bought while autograph seekers surrounded her. Vasquez says, "It was absolutely incredible, I can't even put it into words. I can only say I am living my dreams!" -Bernard Baur, MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE 11/04
Denise initially booked & performed in Room 1 (The Beatles Stage) and was invited back to perform at the CAVERN CLUB in Room two where she opened for the winner of the Battle Of The Bands in Liverpool "BOA".
Denise also received a great review in THE BELTANE PAPERS, Here's what they wrote about "LIVE IN ONE TAKE": "One of the best things about being a reviewer is when you are given the gift of coming across a total unknown whose fledging work is magnificent. Hearing Denise Vasquez's "LIVE IN ONE TAKE" was just such an experience. She's been described as a cross between Janis Joplin and Jewel, and the stage is her natural habitat. With lyrics that mix relationship based motives and burning social lyrics, her voice conveys the same strong conviction. In the middle of her open conversational language, there's also a sense of magic enhanced by the flute. The sound is pretty much timeless, with some echoes of the sixties' freedom. Vasquez carries the pure scent of an independent artist and it's easy to believe her when she says "My music is all that I am". -Lisa Mc Sherry, THE BELTANE PAPERS 6/04


July: Denise Vasquez once again receives an ASCAP PLUS AWARD for 2004/2005! Denise got the grand tour at Westlake Audio Studios: being selected in their artist development program, Denise was allowed to select the studio of her choice and will begin recording in the legendary studio D early September. Upcoming shows:

August 4th 7-8:30pm
@Borders Bookstore
1501 Vine (On Sunset Blvd)
Hollywood, CA Free for all ages

August 7th 2pm-Midnight
WOMEN FOR A CAUSE MUSIC FESTIVAL
(Produced, created, hosted by Denise Vasquez)
Sponsored by El Guapo Cantina, Social Butterfly Music, The Wish & Sparkletts Water
@El Guapo Mexican Cantina
7250 Melrose Ave.
Hollywood, CA
Suggested $5 donation will go to www.redcross.org www.greenpeace.org www.ovariancancer.org

Denise booked her ticket to London & is very excited about performing at The legendary, world famous venue where The Beatles performed @THE CAVERN...on August 19th, 2004 at 8:00pm...I'm living my dream!



LATEST NEWS:
June 4th: Denise sings with FALLOUT at Summerfest Brea-opens for Peter Frampton.
June 2nd: www.webcds.com features Denise Vasquez as the ARTIST OF THE DAY.
June 2nd: Staff writer Bob Freville of www.getunderground.com contacts Denise with
amazing feedback on "LIVE IN ONE TAKE" for his review, in addition requests
permission to use songs from the CD for his upcoming indie film project.


Denise was just chosen to be a FEATURED ARTIST in Westlake Audio Studio's Artist Development Program.

On April 29th, Denise went up against some of the very best female singer/songwriters in Los Angeles! Denise is proud to announce that she earned a nomination for the LA MUSIC AWARDS in the category of INDEPENDENT FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR! Now we have to wait until November to find out if she wins!!!

So many exciting things are happening right now! On April 13th, 2004 Music Connection Magazine invited me to open the night for their debut showcase series! Tony Ferguson from Interscope & Producer Dito Godwin (No Doubt & Many more) showed up just to see me! Music Connection Magazine recently reviewed my show with a full band at The Roxy in Los Angeles. Here's what they wrote:

Material: "While her overall sound could land in an alternative country market, Denise Vasquez isn't afraid to dip into folk-rock and even a little bit of reggae. Led by her songwriting talents, Vasquez shows considerable range by delivering soothing blues based numbers one minute and meditating on spacey, spoken word intros the next. Lyrically focused on reaping benefits from the here and now, Vasquez's sincerity, along with her well written melodic hooks, make any preaching a pleasant pill to swallow.
Musicianship: "Cohesive and confident, this five piece moves through the set with ease. Rio and Wolf lay down a sturdy backbone that plays in the background, though they display well honed skills when the act kicks into fifth gear. Complemented by the tasteful backup of Mora, Vasquez moves from gentle, honey-dripped vocals to gritty bar room swagger-both with assuring command. Sharing the spotlight is Blacke's exceptional fretwork, whose warm tones add glossy texture to every song.
Performance: Vasquez kicked off with two silky, mid tempo tunes before easing into the shining "Pipe Dream", which easily wrapped up her approach to countrified rock. From there, the quintet rang in the first surprise of the evening with an experimental folk tribute to George Harrison, "Crayons". And, with another trick up their sleeve, they broke into a reggae cover of the Cranberries "Zombie", which worked remarkably well. Ending on a bombastic note, Vasquez's unassuming vibe played well with her eclecticism."
Summary: "Blending elements of rock, country and a myriad of other spicings, Denise Vasquez's music possesses an earthy, soothing quality that is engaging..."
-Albert Vega, MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE (3/29-4/11/04)

NEXT BIG SHOW:

LA MUSIC AWARDS SHOWCASE
APRIL 29TH 8:00PM
@Monsoon Café
1212 3rd Street Promenade (3rd & Wilshire)
310-576-9996
(Call ahead to RSVP $12 minimum to sit at a table)
Ticket/Lanyard: $15 for 2 people (admits you & 1 guest to every LAMA showcase from now thru Oct 2004) Contact Denise at niecierocks@yahoo.com to purchase your lanyard ASAP as they are going fast!
Featuring: Denise Vasquez & Friends

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR CONTINUED LOVE & SUPPORT!


Thanks to CDBABY, Denise Vasquez received a wonderful review in Sweden on Jan. 23rd! Here is the English translation:

Three stars. "WITH STRONG CONVICTION. Denise has been described as a cross between Janis Joplin and Jewel. The stage is the natural place for Denise Vasquez. An awarded singer/songwriter from LA, both her albums are mainly recorded live and filled with a raw naked sound. It's straight through acoustic Folk-Rock, where Denise accompanies herself on guitar. At the same time, there is a mission in her songs. The debut CD "FIGHTING DARKNESS" is focused on Sept. 11th 2001 and it's aftermath. Other motives come in on the follow up album "LIVE IN ONE TAKE". It has a mix between relations based motives and more burning (social) lyrics. The voice betrays the same strong conviction. In the middle of her open conversational language there's also a sense of magic, enhanced by (suggestive) flute. The sound is pretty much timeless, with some echoes of the 60:ies free psychedelic. Vasquez carries a pure scent of Independent and you do believe in her words "My music is all that I am".
-Gert-ove Fridlund
kulturochhallandsposten.se


Denise Vasquez is proud to announce that she has been selected to perform in the LA MUSIC AWARDS showcase to earn a possible nomination! Denise has a limited amount of passes to attend every LAMA showcase, so contact Denise for more info on how you can attend her showcase and other showcases from now through Oct. 2004!

"There are other names to watch, standouts, both as songwriters and performing artists. There is Denise Vasquez, a transplant to LA who was a hit in NYC and the Caribbean, and she's winning recognition here...will knock your socks off."-Larry Wines, "TIED TO THE TRACKS" FOLKWORKS, Jan. 2004

"When Denise Vasquez picks up her guitar, the room grows quiet with admiration before her crystal clear voice and catchy melodies. If you're lucky enough to catch her show, you'll never forget it, as the tunes take hold and keep you company for days to come."
-B.Brigitte, President, Bionic Sisters Productions, Jan. 2004

DENISE VASQUEZ is a passionate singer/songwriter who performs quite extensively in the Los Angeles area. Denise is being hailed once again by MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE as one of the HOT 100 UNSIGNED ARTISTS for 2003. That's two years in a row! She has been featured live on KPFK 90.7 FM "Arts In Review". Denise received the ASCAP PLUS AWARD for 2003 and was named SONGSALIVES' ARTIST OF THE MONTH and was the first artist to be featured live on their webcast. Denise produced and released her first solo acoustic album "FIGHTING DARKNESS" in 2002 titled after a song she wrote on September 11th, 2001. Her songs cover topics such as love, life and the pursuit of happiness.

Denise Vasquez is an artist who creates heartfelt music because it is a part of her being. Denise's inner voice speaks her purpose through her music, while she communicates meaningful messages to her audience. This award winning singer/songwriter sheds her skin and bares her soul once again on her newly released CD "LIVE IN ONE TAKE". This CD shares a spirit that is deep, pure and real, combining a beautiful voice, meaningful lyrics and a wonderful fusion of folk, jazz, blues, pop, and world music.

"Singer/songwriter Denise Vasquez has been compared to Janis Joplin meets Jewel, but Denise writes and sings from her own soul. Vasquez could trademark the way she accents her high notes with a delicate trill that sounds like it's being produced by a flute than by human vocal chords...her upbeat and optimistic lyrics are delivered on flowing melodies with a unique voice that has undeniable conviction and feeling"-Dani Barnard, MUSIC CONNECTION.

"Denise wowed them with her insightful & introspective lyrics and vocals that ranged from deep and seductive to sweetly fluttering often in the same line. The picture of feminine charm, she graciously invited us to accompany her on her life journey"-Cyhndi Mora, ALL ACCESS.

Having grown up between New York City and the Virgin Islands, Denise proudly incorporates all of her experiences as an actress, singer, dancer, violinist and painter into her life as well as her music. It wasn't until Denise moved to the Virgin Islands that she began to utilize all of her skills. Denise was invited to perform at Tillet Gardens Arts Alive Festival during Women's month, which inspired her to create, produce, host and perform in her "Ladies Night music Festivals I-VI"; developing a following of hundreds, receiving rave reviews from the press (THE DAILY NEWS, THE ISLAND TRADER, THE ST. JOHN TIMES). Denise says "I write about things that have meaning to me and I perform from my heart. My goal is to entertain as well as touch my audience. My music is all that I am."


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Maritza


We loved your new CD. Great job!! Can't wait for your next one!

Randy Guiles

YOUR NEW CD ROCKS!
I just got your CD in the mail and I've already listened to it twice. I think this CD is going to get major attention!

Unsignedunlimited.com

Favorite track: YOU.
Acoustic based tracks with distinctive vocal & soft melody lines. An unusual vocal which gives Denise Vasquez a sound all of her own!

Carol Seymour

Absolutely AMAZING! Beautiful collection of songs.
This is a fun CD, nice Caribbean sound. Lyrics are masterly written, they are meaningful and really hit home.