Iaki's second album - coming soon!
Federation Square, Melbourne
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 12PM
The Oratory, Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford
Friday, March 29, 2019 at 8PM
Iaki Vallejo & Band - Live at Paris Cat Jazz Club
6 Goldie Place, Melbourne
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 7PM
by Issuu on June 8, 2018
Una aventura musical, alimentada con sonidos de diferentes paises del mundo, dio como resultado la primera produccion musical de Iaki Valejo.
by Colectivo Sonoro on May 15, 2018
Después de muchos años de viajar por Europa y Australia, esta caleña amante del jazz fusionado con ritmos latinos y del mundo, regresa a Colombia para lanzar su primer trabajo discográfico, una producción que se realizó entre Australia y Colombia con músicos de primer nivel.
by Solar Latin Club on November 8, 2016
La vocalista colombiana Iaki Vallejo debuta con una extraordinaria produccion que podría llegar a ser su opera prima.
Radicada desde hace 7 años en Melbourne, Australia, la nacida en Cali decidió apostar por el talento de su ciudad y grabo entre Cali y Australia. Con produccion musical de Cristian Villota, el álbum epónimo hace un recorrido por los sonidos folclóricos de la costa norte colombiana y la música afro-cubana, sin dejar a un lado el jazz y el funk. Musicos con un recorrido importante en la escena musical tuvieron la fortuna de participar de este proyecto: el bajista australiano Evripides Evripidou asi como el saxofonista colombiano Harlinson Lozano y el australiano Paul Van Ross y el conguero Denilsón Ibarguen (Yury Buenaventura) o el trompetista habanero Lazaro Numa entre otros.
by El Parlante Amarillo on August 2, 2016
IAKI nació en Colombia en medio de sonidos de tambores, cantos, danzas y discos de vinilo. En su barrio era costumbre entre los vecinos escuchar música a muy alto volumen casi todos los días de la semana. Las “batallas” musicales entre la gente del barrio se resumían en quién tenía el equipo de sonido más potente y la mejor música del momento. La música es una de las grandes riquezas de su país, es referencia de ser colombiano, así que acostarse arrullado por la música de la calle era algo normal. En su hogar cada miembro de la familia amaba un estilo de música diferente; estilos que influenciaron su carrera artística desde temprana edad. Su padre amaba el tango, su madre el bolero, su hermano la salsa y la balada. Desde pequeña actuó en festivales en su escuela buscando un camino para recorrer, un camino que ya estaba allí para ella, como Iaki lo dice “yo no encontré la música, la música me encontró a mi’.
by El Parlante Amarillo on August 1, 2016
El primer single de su álbum, con arreglos musicales de David Jones, ‘Margarita’ es una canción dedicada en honor a su madre, quien es inspiración de sus canciones y de su vida diaria.
by issuu on July 8, 2016
Iaki Vallejo is a Colombian singer who is based in Melbourne. She grew up in an environment where loud music and dance never seemed to ever despair its occupants. From inception, this was what influenced her musical career, which was ignited as early as she was 4 years of age.
As young as she was, she was so resilient in her musical career, as she performed in hotels, festivals, and private parties at her hometown, restaurants, and at her school's singing festivals, in the quest of searching for a music path which she believed was her destiny. She once stated in one of her words that: "I didn't find music, it found me".
by SBS on June 30, 2016
La cantautora de origen colombiano Iaki Vallejo, lanza su primer disco el 7 de julio, y estará celebrando con un lanzamiento en Bennetts Lane, en el centro de Melbourne.
by SleepingBagStudios on June 29, 2016
There is a pretty inspiring story that accompanies the uplifting world-music rhythms of Iaki Vallejo. When you read about her at her homepage and social-media, you really get the sense that this fine woman has truly followed her dreams with all the passion and heart it takes to succeed in music. Born in Colombia, she’s travelled around the globe while finding new inspirations of her own and refining the creative vision of her art & music.
by Sarepa on June 27, 2016
Iaki Vallejo credits the loud stereos that blasted salsa tunes in her hometown of Cali for inspiring her to take steps toward a musical career. Her love of local rhythms and musical styles has taken her from Colombia to around the world. She lived in Italy for more than a decade but now calls Australia home and it is here that she is sharing her Latin routes along with the jazz influences she’s picked up along the way. Her self-titled album is set to be released early in July and in the lead up to its launch she sat down to talk to me about her love of Colombian rhythms and the impact they have had on her life. Meet singer Iaki Vallejo.
by AirIt on June 8, 2016
Iaki was born between the sound of drums, chants, dances and vinyl records in Colombia. She grew up in a hood where the neighbours listened to loud music every day. Music is one of the greatest riches of her nation; it is a reference of being Colombian. Lulled to sleep every night with the street’s music was very common.
by Essentially Pop on May 26, 2016
The best music is always a reflection of life and the singers that can infuse their songs with a lifetime of experience tend to be the ones that make us sit up and take notice. Iaki Vallejo is one such singer. Born in Columbia, she grew up surrounded by loud music and vibrant life. As a child, even bedtime was accompanied by street music.
by Flavourmag on May 23, 2016
The album is a celebration of everyday life in Colombia and
Melbourne, and was written in both countries. It combines Latin American flavour, beats, and storytelling with a universal appeal.
Iaki Vallejo has had a colourful musical history, performing globally at festivals around the world. Originally from Colombia but spending a decade in Italy, and time in Spain performing with Internationally renowned musicians has meant that her debut self-titled album combines world music from many regions, but with a distinct South-American flavour and excitement.
by Saul Zavarce (PBS) on June 14, 2014
Fiesta Jazz : Playlist for Saturday 14 June 2014
Presented & Produced by Saul Zavarce - Interview with Latin jazz singer Iaki Vallejo
by Herald Sun on June 6, 2014
A GIRL who went from the slums of Colombia to performing around the world sounds like the making of a great song.
But for Footscray’s Iaki Vallejo, this was where her journey to becoming a Latin singer began.
She is now fulfilling a dream by recording an album with renowned drummer and percussionist David Jones.
by Paul Van Ross on March 19, 2014
Turned out to be my pleasure to be in the studio again. Wonderful vocalist Iaki Vallejo had assembled an all star band to record some songs. She had some special arrangements penned by a Columbian musician.
Line up included two Australian music legends; David Jones (d) and Evripedis Evripidou (bass). It was an absolute pleasure watching these two musicians work both in the recording studio and at the mixing desk.