Meet Tracy Cruz
Tracy Cruz has a voice that will melt even the toughest of hearts. This vocal powerhouse aims to connect communities with her universal language of love, hope, and happiness. Her unique musical and lyrical blend -- Bay Area urban soul tinged with the influence of her indigenous Filipino roots --has captured the ears of music lovers around the world. Boasting a vocal range that might be bigger than her, Cruz emanates a classic and timeless feel.
Two full-length albums (Feel’osophy and Universoul Symphony) and four EPs (H3artifacts, Art of Facts, Purple H3artifacts, and Illuminate Love) have garnered numerous awards including four Bay Area Black Music Awards, one Northern California Entertainers Music Award, three Akademia Awards, two Gran Royale Music Awards, three Muse’s Muse Awards, one Atlas Elite Entertainment Music Award, one Independent Network for the Music Arts Award as well as twenty one Bay Area Black Music Award nominations, five Hollywood Music in Media Award nominations, three Soultracks.com Readers’ Choice Award nominations, seven Northern California Music Award nominations, and more. She has supported several established acts including Kenny Lattimore, Pete Escovedo, Miki Howard, Keke Wyatt, Bilal, and others. The songstress approaches her music unapologetically and freely, staying true to herself, while her stellar band "Instrumentali-T" provides a grown and sexy soundtrack for her vocal creations. They completed a 17-venue, 4 month “SOULShine Tour” around California in the summer of 2016. She had a SOLD OUT dual CD release concert with R&B/Soul band Feelosophy at Yoshi's in Oakland on 8/22/17.
In 2018, Tracy embarked on her “H3artifacts” EP Trilogy Tour that consisted of shows in California, Arizona, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
She continues to tour and record as well as remaining a strong presence in her community, working with local youth as a vocal coach and mentor (Tracy Cruz Vocal Studio). She encourages them to follow their dreams to sing freely and wholeheartedly.
She has released her EP trilogy (H3artifacts, Art of Facts, Purple H3artifacts) which includes the single "Keep Our Soul Alive", produced by Detroit-based, multi-talented, Grammy Award nominated producer Brandon Williams, and “My H3art Says to You” which features her band “Instrumentali-T”. It is her tribute to Grammy Award winner R&B/Soul music artist D’Angelo. Tracy is currently working on her new album.
-Written by Elle K. Productions
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2019 - Akademia Awards - WINNER "Best Song" in the R&B/Soul category for "My H3art Says to You"
2019 - Gran Royale Music Awards - 4 NOMINATIONS “Best Lyrics", "Best Performer", "Non Sub Genre Soul Video" and "Lyrics & Soul"
2019 - Northern California Entertainers Music Awards - WINNER “Neo Soul Artist of the Year”
2018 - Soultracks.com Readers' Choice Awards – NOMINATION "Female Vocalist of the Year"
2018 - Northern California Entertainers Music Awards - 3 NOMINATIONS “People's Choice", "Female Entertainer of the Year", and "Neo Soul Artist of the Year”
2018 - Bay Area Black Music Awards – WINNER “Best Jazz Performer Female of the Year”
2018 - Bay Area Black Music Awards - 6 NOMINATIONS “Best Female Vocalist”, “Best Female Jazz Vocalist”, “Best Recorded Song”, “Best Live Performer”, “Best Neo Soul Female”, and “Bay Area Entertainer of the Year”
2018 - Gran Royale Music Awards - WINNER “Best R&B song” (“My H3art Says to You, Instrumentali-T version”), and “Favorite Artist of the Year”
2018 - Gran Royale Music Awards - 3 NOMINATIONS "Album of the Year", "Best R&B Song", and "Fan Favorite"
2018 - Atlas Elite Entertainment Music Awards - WINNER “Keep Our Soul Alive” (Honorable mention, 2018)
2018 - Hollywood Music in Media Awards – NOMINATED "Keep Our Soul Alive" in the R&B/Soul category
2017 - Bay Area Black Music Awards - WINNER "Best Neo Soul Female”
2017 - Bay Area Black Music Awards – 7 NOMINATIONS "Bay Area Verge Award", "Best Recorded Song", "Best Female Vocalist", "Best Neo Soul Female", "Best Live Performer", "Bay Area Entertainer of the Year", and "Best Female R&B"
2017 - Akademia Awards – WINNER "Best Song" in the R&B/Soul category for "Wish I Could" and “Best Song" in the R&B/Soul category" for "Losing in Love"
2017 - Hollywood Music in Media Awards – 3 NOMINATIONS "Losing in Love" in the R&B/Soul category, "Golden Soul" in the Vocal Performance category, and "My H3art Says to You" in the R&B/Soul category
2017 - Northern California Entertainers Awards - 2 NOMINATIONS "Female Neo Soul Artist of the Year" and "Female Entertainer of the Year"
2016 - Bay Area Black Music Awards – 8 NOMINATIONS "Best Female R&B", "Best Female Vocalist", "The Verge Award", "Bay Area Rising Star", "Best Urban Female", "Best Live Performance", "Best Female Live Performance", and “Best CD/Recorded Performance"
2016 - Bay Area Black Music Awards – WINNER "Best CD/Recorded Performance" (Universoul Symphony) and "Bay Area Rising Star"
2016 - Northern California Entertainers Music Awards – 2 NOMINATIONS "Female Neo Soul Artist of the Year" and "Female Entertainer of the Year"
2014 - Hollywood Music in Media Awards – NOMINATED R&B/Soul category for the song "Love's Galaxy" 2013 - Independent Network for the Music Arts Awards - WINNER "Best Song" (Joyful Rain)
2012 - MYX TV's Independent Music Search – ONE OF TOP 6 FINALISTS 2011 - Soultracks.com Readers' Choice Awards – NOMINATED "Female Vocalist of the Year"
2009 - Soultracks.com Readers' Choice Awards – NOMINATED "New Artist of the Year"
2008 - Muse's Muse Awards – WINNER "Best R&B CD Project" ("Feel'osophy") "Best Lyrics Female" ("Feel'osophy") and "Best Single Female" (Nothing in this World) ("Feel'osophy")
-Opened for Pete Escovedo & Orchestra, Raheem Devaughn & Wes Felton (The Cross Rhodes), Moonchild, Barrington "Bo" Henderson (formerly of the Temptations), Bilal, Kenny Lattimore, Apl. de. Ap of the Black Eyed Peas, Keke Wyatt, Miki Howard, Chrisette Michele, Christopher Williams, Sy Smith, Slim of 112, Mark de Clive-Lowe. Shared the stage with Jaguar Wright and Martin Luther
-Collaborated with Grammy Award winner emcee Kanetic Source, former emcee of Ozomatli
-Collaborated with Grammy nominated producer Brandon Williams
-Featured on “Asian Pacific America” with Robert Handa on NBC Bay Area TV
-Performed at the legendary music venue Yoshi’s (Oakland, CA) six times
-Multiple features on Soultrain.com Multiple features on Soultracks.com
-Multiple features on the San Jose Mercury News
-“Universoul Symphony" on UK Soul Chart for 14 weeks
-Performed at San Jose Jazz Summer After Hours
-Chosen by the Filipino American National Historical Society as one of the Filipino Americans that play a prominent role in the Santa Clara Valley
-Performed at San Jose Jazz Summer Fest Multiple features on Soulbounce.com
-Chosen to be a Supercuts Rock the Cut Ambassador
-Hosted MYX TV'S Top Ten Countdown
-Music featured on BBC Radio, Jazz FM, Solar Radio, Starpoint Radio
-Performed at MLK2017 Music Festival @ Yerba Buena Gardens Esplanade Stage (presented by KBLX 102.9 FM and NORCal MLK Foundation)
-Performed at San Jose Juneteenth, San Francisco Juneteenth, Berkeley Juneteenth, and Vallejo Juneteenth
-Music videos "Joyful Rain" & "Love's Galaxy" aired on MYX TV -
-Featured on "World Musikahan" with Ryan Cayabyan (aired on ABS- CBN)
-Hosted MYX TV'S Top Ten Countdown
-Featured on "Balintang America" (The Filipino Channel, global channel)
-Tempe Center for the Arts (Tempe, AZ)
-Vitello’s Supperclub (Los Angeles)
-Beyu Caffe’ (Durham, NC)
-Rockwood Music Hall (New York, NY)
-Soul Village (Atlanta, GA)
-Yoshi's San Francisco
-Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater
-San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
-Harlow's (Sacramento, CA)
-The Regency Ballroom (San Francisco, CA)
-Chronicle Pavilion (side stage)
-Le Petit Trianon Theater (San Jose, CA)
-San Jose Improv
-Fenix (San Rafael, CA)
-Fairmont Hotel (San Jose, CA)