VAE Music Series to Host Vocalist Tessa Souter
Born in England, the daughter of Trinidadian and English parents, award-winning New York-based vocalist, composer and lyricist, Tessa Souter, who cites Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, Sandy Denny, Leon Thomas, Youn Sun Nah, Jon Lucien, Andy Bey, Milton Nascimento, and mentors Mark Murphy and Sheila Jordan as influences, imbues a mix of jazz and stunning originals with the soul and passion of flamenco, Indian and Middle Eastern music. Voted a Rising Star in the Downbeat Critics Polls two years in a row, Souter’s voice and penchant for exploring strikingly beautiful music mostly untouched by other singers has set her apart. Souter will perform at the Vermont Arts Exchange’s popular cabaret style Basement Music Series on Saturday, February 27, from 8 to 11 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m. The concert takes place at the Masonic Hall, 504 Main Street, Bennington. Tickets are $18 in advance/$22 at the door for adults; and $10/$12 for students. Call 802-442-5549 or visit vtartxchange.org. The Vermont Arts Exchange is a non-profit community arts organization based at North Bennington whose mission is to strengthen communities and neighborhoods through the arts.