Performing Arts and Industries
Wendy Pedersen is one of South Florida's favorite performers. Her high-energy vocal delivery, with deep, convincing emotion has been impacting audiences for many years. Wendy got her Master's degree in Jazz Performance from Florida International University and is a graduate of the University of Miami's Studio Music and Jazz Vocal program. She began her singing career in high school, but her earliest memory is pouring through her mom's record collection, practically wearing out the vinyl on Elton John and Beatles records. Eventually, her heart found its way to jazz and it has felt like home ever since. Wendy has won many awards including the Southern Bell/Pace "Jazz Artist of the Year" and a Miami New Times "best vocalist".
Leonard Pitts of The Miami Herald said, "when she sings, her voice an elegant melismatic instrument, evokes the standard emotions, yes, but deeper longings and muted desires." She has toured the globe as a featured soloist both on her own as well with other artists, and has headlined festivals in The United States, Madrid, Spain and Russia. Wendy is also a highly sought-after studio singer and has recorded for or performed with artists such as Shakira, Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Arturo Sandoval, Rita Moreno, Alejandro Sanz, Julio Iglesias, Enrique Iglesias, James Brown and countless others.