Tessa Souter performing at Tula’s on October 29th as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival.

New York-based performer Tessa Souter has been critically acclaimed as much for her expressive style as for her beautiful voice. Born in London, the daughter of English and Trinidadian parents, her unique style infuses jazz with the soul and passion of flamenco, Middle Eastern, and Brazilian music.

Formerly a features journalist for the international press, Souter was cited by San Francisco author Po Bronson, in his best-selling What Should I Do With My Life, as someone who successfully transformed her life twice. After moving from London to San Francisco in the early 90’s, she established herself as a freelance journalist, initially juggling cleaning houses with writing articles on everything from the San Francisco homeless to travel, to celebrity interviews, to her own experience as a teen mother. But, she never let go of her long-held dream to be a singer.

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