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Singer/songwriter VANN (Johnson) garners rave reviews from critics and audiences alike when she performs.  Whether singing with the San Diego Symphony (soprano soloist, “Porgy and Bess”), sizzling in a duet with R&B balladeer Michael Bolton, tugging at your heartstrings -- as she did when she performed “Love Is All” with Yanni and his orchestra in front of the Taj Mahal, VANN continues to delight and mesmerize audiences all over the world.
VANN performing Love Is All - with Yanni and his orchestra in front of the Taj Mahal

"Audiences are engulfed by the power of her voice,” wrote one reviewer.  Another said, “...the audience’s enthusiasm mounts with the enormous force of her expressive, sensitive singing."

With amazing, and astonishingly versatile talent, this singer with the “celestial voice ... plumbs the depths of her soul to bring that little extra to a song.” Other reviewers have described VANN’s singing as, “...heartfelt, breathtaking performance ... [that] helps her audience celebrate the true joys of life.” 

VANN Performing a duet with R&B balladeer Michael Bolton

Another critic described an audience’s response: “When VANN begins to sing, her audiences are enthralled ... even the angels stop to listen.”  Still another reviewer kept it simple: "Her voice marched an army of goosebumps across my heart..."

Responding to worldwide requests, following the filming of Yanni’s “Tribute” for PBS at the Taj Mahal and in the Forbidden City, VANN co-wrote and produced her debut CD: Majestic was released to critical acclaim.

"Warm honey vocals flow gracefully atop ethereal arrangements..."

"This singer's debut album is musical velvet ... she shares her passion with a voice that moves from smooth velvet to sonic..."

VANN surrounds her busy studio schedule with her first love, concert dates with orchestras, as well as touring and club dates.

VANN's versatile talent has led to crowd-pleasing performances with:

  • Yanni  (during an international tour with Yanni and his orchestra, performing his first song with lyrics, "Love Is All")
  • Michael Bolton  (international tours with the R&B balladeer)
  • San Diego Symphony:  "Porgy and Bess"  (soprano soloist)
  • Alan Paul (Manhattan Transfer): duet, with orchestra featuring members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and San Diego Symphony
    • VANN also sang her original composition, "I Cried For You" with this orchestra (symphonic arrangement by multi-Grammy-nominated composer Patrice Rushen)
  • Dan Hill
  • Michael Cooper
  • Mavis Staples (2005 Grammy Awards)

VANN has also appeared with Elton John, Kenny G, Patti LaBelle, and Peabo Bryson.