Cerissa is often recognized for emanating rich and soulful emotions through her vocals, effortlessly blending a range of styles including contemporary Christian, Gospel, Jazz, Rock, Soul, R&B, Pop, Blues, and Funk. Influenced by legends like Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, and Stevie Wonder, Cerissa’s music has a unique diversity and versatility that is both graceful and touching. Especially skilled at giving scintillating, live performances, one fan reverently joked that listening to her was like “losing his virginity.”
Cerissa has opened for Billboard winner and 13-time Grammy-nominee, Musiq Soulchild, and has toured abroad with Grammy-nominated musician, Earl Thomas. She performed for sold-out crowds in Brazil during her first world tour, with musicians Igor Prado and Luciano Leaes. Excited to finally begin performing again after the pandemic lockdowns, Cerissa is especially honored to be working with musical greats Myron McKinley, Kamau Kenyatta, Kevin Flournoy, and Kevin O’Neal.
Jazz, Soul, Blues