Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 06/04/2012 - 12:12pm
Location:San Jose, CA
Born in Quezon City on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, Tracy Cruz’s alluring voice is comprised of sounds old and new, resembling Jill Scott’s throaty moans and Sarah Vaughan’s lyrical accentuation, all while still managing to remain distinct. With a vocal range that stretches from unbelievable lows to soprano highs, Tracy pulls from her thriving passion of Filipino ballads, blended with the influence of her former vocal coach, Ledisi. A chance meeting of her future producer, now husband Allen Ross, in college produced 2 children and 2 full-length albums and an EP. Tracy has collaborated with and performed with the likes of Kanetic Source (former emcee of Ozomatli), Sy Smith, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Slim of 112, Latoya London, Apl. de Ap of the Black Eyed Peas, Martin Luther, Jaguar Wright, Zion I, Pep Love, Living Legends, and Crown City Rockers. Tracy has accumulated national recognition with her album "Feel'osophy" including three Muse’s Muse Awards for “Best R&B CD Project of 2008”, “Best Lyrics (female)”, and “Best R&B Single (Female).” Her sophomore album "Universoul Symphony" was on the UK Soul Chart for 14 weeks, Danceteria's Phat 50 Chart (Netherlands) for 12 weeks and DJ Sly's (Bang Radio 103.6 FM) Full Top 30 Chart for 12 weeks. She was also an official Soultracks.com nominee for "Female Vocalist of the Year" for their 2011 Readers' Choice Awards. Tracy is currently #3 on the Soulwalking (UK) Top 20 Chart (Soul tracks of 2011) and #1 on Black Beat Brasil Top 10 Chart (Rio de Janiero).