. . . a mix of the best of elements of jazz and classical music delivered by one of the most expressive and sensuous voices in the jazz world today.
Tessa Souter – vocals, Don Braden – sax, Christian Tamburr – vibes; John Shiflett - bass, Akira Tana - drums.
Since her 2004 recording debut, award-winning vocalist Tessa Souter’s gorgeous 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." [LA Times] From the Philharmonic halls of Russia – four sell out tours – to the intimacy of New York's jazz clubs, the London-born Anglo-Trinidadian New Yorker mesmerizes audiences with her rare wit, authenticity and charismatic stage presence. Her new CD, Beyond the Blue (Motema Music) features jazz arrangements of a dozen classical melodies - nine of them with new lyrics by Souter. “beyond beautiful … it bridges the jazz-classical divide without issue.” [AllAboutJazz]