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Vivian Sessoms - LIFE Record Release (New York)

Friday 05 October 7.00pm

Straight off her new signing with US Jazz label Ropeadope Records (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note), Vivian returns to the Ellington with an outstanding set of new music from her latest offering – LIFE. 
Accomplished singer and Harlem native Vivian Sessoms, having amassed credits as a backing vocalist for Chaka Khan, Rob Thomas, Donna Summer, Cher, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Pink, Patti Austin, and a host of others, has proven herself a fiery and forward-thinking artist in her own right. On her forthcoming release LIFE (Ropeadope Nov 2018), in collaboration with producer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Parks, Sessoms has displays an adventurous arranging sensibility and a refreshing disregard for genre boundaries. Her expressive, sophisticated sound draws on jazz, R&B and pop in fresh and moving ways, whether she’s presenting her own material, reinterpreting “Strange Fruit” for our own troubled times, or reshaping classic pop, jazz & soul hits with a view toward transformation and constant surprise.
Through it all, Sessoms soars in a voice that is full and robust, unerring in pitch, and utterly at home in a wide variety of feels and settings. Her singing has met with praise in Rolling Stone, Billboard, Ebony and other publications.
After several sold out shows throughout Australia & NZ, Ms. Sessoms returns to
share her latest offering LIFE.

BILLBOARD MAGAZINE – Gail Mitchell

“On this album, Sessoms’ clear, exquisite voice (which has backed Patti Austin, P-Diddy and Rob Thomas) shimmers against a percolating R&B/jazz backdrop”.

URBAN NETWORK – A Scott Galloway

“Finally bowing as artists in their own right, the team took their sweet time to craft a profoundly impressive debut, crafting a project so polished yet effortless sounding, it’s as if it bonds to your DNA and defies you to stop playing it. As addictive as Pinkberry, Sunny One Day is a fortified confection of spell-casting tracks and layered vocals laced through universally relatable musings and snapshots of love and life.”

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