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Tessa Souter

BRIEFLY... Downbeat Critics Poll “Rising Star”, Anglo-Trinidadian vocalist, Tessa Souter is “... a must-see for lovers of world class jazz.” (Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times) From her Flamenco-tinged debut, Listen Love (2004), to her fourth album, Beyond the Blue (Motema, 2012), which features her own lyrics to jazz arrangements of classical gems, and which was picked by the London Times as one of the Top Ten Jazz CDs of 2013, this is “haunting” (Siddhartha Mitter, Boston Globe), “daring, beautiful jazz.” (Bill Leikam, AllAboutJazz)

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...a talented... broadly imaginative singer. NEW YORK TIMES

Souter, whose musical sophistication gives her a significant advantage in the competitive clamor surrounding the current world of ambitious female jazz artists, also has the rare quality of authenticity. Unlike many of her contemporaries she seems more focused on exploring the limitless creativity of the art than simply having another go at the Great American Songbook. LOS ANGELES TIMES

On her amazing album Listen Love, she delivers powerful versions of nonstandards such as Pat Martino’s “Willow” and Pharoah Sanders’ complex “The Creator Has a Master Plan,” in addition to her originals, all delivered in a crystal-clear voice with diamond-cut phrasing and a slight tinge of melancholy

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New York, NY

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Beginner to advanced

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