Venus Cruz is the first lady of Future Jazz Project, a collective of musicians that include Greg Tanner Harris, Dameion Hines, Charles Parker Mertens, MC House and many other national and international members over the years.
Together, they've opened for a wide range of artists, from The Roots, Black Thought, Goapele, Al Green and Guru, to Bishop Desmond Tutu, to name just a few.
In 2012, Cruz won Westword's Best R&B Vocalist Award. She is also the Host/DJ of the "Jazz Odyssey" radio show every Wednesday on KUVO.org 89.3FM, 10p-12a. Improvisation, a soulful delivery and an ability to transcend genres are always part of Cruz' musical approach.