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Vanessa Jay was born in Suriname and raised in Amsterdam, where she attended 'The Amsterdam Ballet Academy studying different forms of dancing. Her career took off at an early age when she was cast in video clips and TV shows as a dancer/background singer for artists like Debarge and Timebandits. 

In 1990 she moved to Italy and continued her career along artist like Raf (Videoclip ‘Siamo soli’, TV tour: ‘Battito Animale’ and Commercial ‘Sans Souci’), Zucchero (Videoclip ‘X colpa di chi?’ and extended Live and TV tour in programs, such as 'Pavarotti & friends', Festivalbar, Buona Domenica, etc...), Delmar Brown (Live Tour). In this same period she undertakes her first steps as an recording artist collaborating with well known Italian DJ Massimo Padovani on the track ‘Nasty Rhythm’ on Irma Records. Following this positive experience she continues, through the years, to collaborate with different artist like DJ Enzo, Master Freez, R. Fame, Hit Aliens and Francesco Farfa.

Never one to shy away from new experiences, in '98 she accepts the offer, to host her own TV show on Match Music called ‘City Day’. In the same year she also teams up with the staff of ‘Veronica Hit radio’ where she co-hosts ‘We Can Dance Live’ on air every day.

In 2001 she has the honor to be the opening act for Rita Marley & Lauryn Hill in Pisa at ‘A Tribute To Bob Marley’. Throughout the years she been a successful MC in the best clubs in Italy. Currently She is working on Electro Boogaloo, a project she has founded with DJ Castello, that has her involved in different productions and her first solo album with different producers.

  • Discography:

  • ‘Nasty Rhythm’ Massimo Padovani Ft Vanessa Jay (Irma)

  • ‘Tutti X Uno’ DJ Enzo(Ricordi)

  • ‘Life Stories’ DJ Enzo (Universal)

  • ‘Acidazzo’ Francesco Farfa (Glitter)

  • ‘La Colegiala’ Hitaliens (Warner)

  • ‘Back To The Track’ Ricky T (Saifam)

  • ‘I Can't Love Anymore’ SoulDivision-Electro Boogaloo (Ego Music)

  • ‘Don't Stop’ Fuck Totum (Smoke Joke Rec)

  • ‘The Club’ DJ Castello vs Mattias (Global Net)

  • ‘Show U’ DJ Castello vs Mattias  (Global Net)


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