A sultry and sweet chanteuse one minute, a bold and edgy diva the next, Wensday is an exotic young woman of contrasts: she’s been a body piercer, a jazz singer and Associate Director of All Children’s theatre in her hometown of Providence, Rhode Island. Wensday is a graduate of NYU and a student at Oxford University,
Wensday developed an early and intense love of jazz, particularly the music of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, first heard on her parents’ extensive record collection, and with her first voice teacher at age 13. One day, she happened into a vintage store in Massachusetts, saw a gorgeous 1940s cocktail dress, thought about Billie Holiday and knew she had to make singing her life.
“I was very happy with my life in Providence,” she says. “I loved the balance of working with children during the day and singing in nightclubs at night. I was about to cut a jazz album when everything happened with Desert Dreams Records. It’s never been about fame and money for me because those only follow when you do what you love. Connecting emotionally with people is the most important thing to me. That’s what this great journey is all about.”
“Oh, and of course, I bought the dress!”