In the veins of this eclectic singer/songwriter flow the rhythms and melodies of her native South America. The excitement of Brazilian samba, the sweet seductiveness of bossa nova and the passion of tango insinuate their way into her music. Valeria is releasing her solo album entitled Anima in the spring of 2017 under Toronto record label Triplet Records. Valeria is supported by Scott Metcalfe on piano, Max Senitt on drums and Scott Kemp on bass.
Born and raised in Uruguay, South America, Valeria remembers listening to tango at home in the mornings and classical music in the afternoons at her grandmother’s. She also has fond memories of her mom listening to Brazilian music, particularly bossa nova and samba. Add traditional South American folk music, Spanish flamenco, Uruguayan African infused Candombe and a mix of international music that Valeria grew up listening to and you will understand the melodies and rhythms infused in her music.
Since arriving in Canada Valeria has collaborated with many accredited artists such as Juno award winners Hilario Duran, Darren Sigesmund, Aleksandar Gajic, Darryl Jahnke, Celso Machado, Salvador Ferreras and Lache Cercel among many others. Valeria has also performed at numerous recognized music festivals The Vancouver International Jazz Festival, The Vancouver Folk Music Festival, The Toronto Jazz Festival, The Sacred Music Festival, Shambhala Music Festival, New Forms Festival, The Victoria Jazz Festival and the Beaches Jazz Festival, among others, as well as at various national and international jazz venues in New York, Montreal, Vancouver, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Manila, Tokyo and Toronto. In 2007 Valeria recorded live for CBC Radio as part of the Jazz Series in Vancouver and in 2008 she performed for the International Association for Jazz Education Conference in Toronto alongside many international and national artists.