Experience The Presence of God Through the Sounds of Jazz!

Get ready to hear a vocal powerhouse in the form of Vivian Sessoms! If you’re unfamiliar with Vivian’s work, she has been a featured vocalist for several artists, including Chris Botti (jazz trumpeter), Harold Mabern (legendary jazz pianist), Eric Benet, Will Downing, Towa Tei (Dee-Lite), Ryuichi Sakamoto (Japanese composer), and Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20), and has toured worldwide as the featured vocalist for the aforementioned artists. In addition, Vivian has written and produced for several well-known artists throughout the music industry including Lalah Hathaway, Amel Larrieux, and Ryuichi Sakamoto, as well as for film and television.


A short list of places where Vivian has performed in the US as a headliner or special guest include Kitano Jazz (NY), Brooklyn Academy of Music (NY), The Blue Note (NY), The Jazz Standard (NY), and Smoke (NY) to name a few. She has also performed internationally as a headliner or special guest at the Jazz For Sale Festival in Kosice (Slovakia), Jazz Dock (Prague), Club FACE (Moscow), BA City Beats (Slovakia Jazz Festival), Divadlo Arena (Slovakia), Red Cross Gala (At the request of the Prince of Monaco), and numerous other venues.

Vivian will release her sophomore effort, Heart, in late spring of this year.


Past performers for Jazz Vespers have included Antonio Hart, Jason Marshall, Tom Guarna, Naomi Johnson, Debbie Carter, Jimmy Heath, Wycliffe Gordon, Aziza, Winard Harper, Jelle Posse, and Camille Thurman.


Jazz Vespers takes place at Emmanuel Baptist Church Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)



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