Iaki Vallejo was born and raised in Colombia and currently based in Melbourne. Her voice is powerful, intense and warm and stands out in her interpretative capacity. Iaki's music incorporates Afro-Colombian, jazz, soul, salsa, afro-beat, funk, neo-soul and reggae.
Iaki studied singing at the Institute of Culture of Cali and the Universidad del Valle, before travelling the world to expand her artistic vision. In 2000 she moved to Italy to refine her style with the Italian pianist Arturo Valiante, who explored jazz and sang with different formations. In Australia, she studied with Sharmi Russel, Michelle Nicolle and Cosimo Ciccone.