On the World Stage

NYUAD music student Vera Ciocca to open for Ricky Martin at Dubai Jazz Festival

About Vera Ciocca

Performer and songwriter, mainly pop and R&B
NYU Abu Dhabi Class of 2021
Major: Music
Home region: Colombia
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How did the opportunity at Dubai Jazz Festival come about?

Ricky Martin's management team was looking for a Latin act to open the concert for him and contacted me. An entertainment team in Dubai told them about me since they had known me for having participated at the Yasalam Emerging Talent Competition, where I was one of the 10 finalists. I sent my bio, photos, and videos and received the exciting confirmation from Ricky's management that I was going to be the opening act on February 23.

Career defining moment up until now

Finished top 8 out of 10,000 participants on The Voice Teens Colombia. One audition video on YouTube has more than 711,000 views!

What's next?

My next performance is March 2-3 at the Ideas Weekend Festival at NYUAD, where I will be performing both days. In the summer, I hope to release my first single. I am very excited for this to happen!

Vera In the News

Ultimate Guide to Dubai Jazz Festival 2018
The National | February 21, 2018

Dubai Jazz Festival Brings out the Big Names
Gulf News | February 19, 2018

Vera Ciocca La Calena Invitada a Cantar en el Show de Ricky Martin en Dubai
El Pais | February 16, 2018