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Charlottesville Jazz Society and WTJU present vocalist Tessa Souter

Saturday, April 09, 2022

07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Unity of Charlottesville

2825 Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville, VA, USA

The Charlottesville Jazz Society and WTJU are pleased to present jazz singer Tessa Souter Saturday April 9th at Unity of Charlottesville.

At the same time both unassumingly virtuosic and emotional, Anglo-Trinidadian jazz singer/songwriter Tessa Souter is “a beguiling artist who infuses everything she interprets with intelligence and keen emotional insight.” (KQED ARTS). Since being discovered 20 years ago by jazz vocal legend Mark Murphy, Souter’s penchant for exploring strikingly beautiful music mostly untouched by other singers has established her as a vocalist who evokes the sounds of Spain, North Africa and the Middle East, along with swinging American jazz. Souter has wowed audiences from the philharmonic halls of Russia (multiple sold out national tours) to the jazz clubs of Manhattan with her emotional depth, striking authenticity, charisma and crackling humor.

She is a six-time festival favorite at the Rochester International Jazz Festival, where her last appearance was singled out by the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle from a star-studded roster of international jazz artists as “the one show not to miss” over the entire nine-day festival.

Tessa’s pensive exploration of her mixed-race heritage on 2018’s Picture in Black and White, was Ken Dryden’s “easy choice as the top vocal album of 2018” in the New York Jazz Record, and NPR Critics Poll Number One Jazz Vocal CD of the Year.

Tickets to see Tessa Souter’s quartet in concert at Unity of Charlottesville, 2825 Hydraulic Road, at 7:30 pm on Saturday April 9th are available online at

General admission tickets are $20; paid supporters of The Charlottesville Jazz Society pay $15. All tickets at the door will be $25. For more information visit or call Gary at (434) 249-6191.

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