“Exploring her mixed heritage, the expat with a penchant for Wayne Shorter raises songs to the level of poetry.”
 Sunday Times Magazine, Top Ten Jazz Record of the Year

“A remarkable journey to the interior of the human heart.”
— AllAboutJazz

“World class. Must see.”
— Los Angeles Times

At once unassumingly virtuosic and uncontrivedly emotional, New York Times critics pick and two-time Sunday Times magazine Top Ten Jazz CD of the Year (2013 and 2018), vocalist Tessa Souter is “a beguiling artist who infuses everything she interprets with voluptuous intelligence and keen emotional insight.” (KQED ARTS).  Ever since the release of her 2004 debut, Listen Love, she has cast an increasingly wide net, from 2008’s all-star Nights of Key Largo (Venus), to contributing original lyrics to instrumental jazz standards, and re-imagining classic British rock on 2009’s Obsession (Motéma). Her Third Stream project, Beyond the Blue (Venus-Motéma, 2013)featuring Steve Kuhn and spotlighting Souter’s own “exhilaratingly mature lyrics” (Chicago Examiner) to classical gems by Albinoni, Chopin et al, was a London Sunday Times Jazz Record of the Year. As was her latest album, Picture in Black and White, which was also the Number One Jazz Vocal CD of the Year for Ken Dryden (New York Jazz Record), W. Royal Stokes (NPR Downbeat Critics Poll) and WVCR FM’s Jay Hunter. She has performed all over the world, from New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center to the Blue Note (New York, Shanghai and Beijing), wowing audiences with her striking authenticity, charismatic stage presence and crackling humor. “Souter, with gorgeous, often breath-taking vocalizing and deeply moving song writing, ranks in the uppermost echelon of contemporary artists.” PopCultureClassics.

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