Her aura is reminiscent of a young Ms. Baker, Josephine that is…
You may have seen this songbird in Paris, Belgium, Italy, London and on the streets of Berlin; basking in the glory of newfound freedom of international travel.
Born in Brooklyn, NYC – Yanelle Dugar entered the world surrounded by Classic R&B (thanks to her grandmother’s weekly house parties) and was greatly influenced by her mother’s love of Hip-Hop and 80’s Pop music.
She began crafting her art at the age of 7, enrolling in a gifted vocal program.
Her drive to create her own melodies and verses spanned far into adulthood.
She became a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition – Dance/Electronica Division – not once but twice – with her song BREATHE recorded in Liege, Belgium, 2009 & COME BACK BABY recorded in NYC, 2011.
She soared academically as well, graduating with a BA in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology from Duke University, but her love of the vocal arts endured and she raced back to NYC to rekindle her relationship with music.
Thanks to HB Studio, New York City, and a host of inspiring musicians she met in Harlem, NYC – she unexpectedly discovered an instant love affair with JAZZ performance – which is now evident in every genre and stage she touches.
You WILL remember the first time you hear & see Yanelle Dugar…PERIOD.