Tessa Souter to Perform at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, 4/10
Daughter of English and Trinidadian parents, award-winning jazz vocalist Tessa Souter's "lush-toned" voice, and penchant for exploring strikingly beautiful music mostly untouched by other vocalists, has set her apart as "one of the few exceptional standouts in the crowded field of female jazz singers." (Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times)
A singer with "a voice to believe in" (Stephen Marlbank), from the Philharmonic halls of Russia - where she has had four sell out national tours - to the intimacy of New York's jazz clubs, Souter's live performances showcase her emotional depth, striking authenticity, and charismatic stage presence, spiced with a crackling sense of humor.
She will be joined by Christian Tamburr (vibes), Boris Kozlov (bass) and Keita Ogawa (percussion) doing cuts from her latest album, Beyond the Blue (Motema) - a jazz soujourn, with Steve Kuhn, David Finck, Billy Drummond, Joe Locke, Gary Versace and Joel Frahm, through classical repertoire, featuring (mostly) Souter's lyrics.