The Music Lounge and Vivian Sessoms present

Vivian Sessoms - Life

Hailed by Rolling Stone and Billboard as an “exquisite” singer, Ms. Sessoms' expressive, sophisticated sound draws on jazz, R&B and pop in fresh and moving ways.

09 Nov – 09 Nov


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 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 by Billie Holiday 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.

Featuring Chris Parks on bass & Brenton Foster on Piano. 

"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." - Billboard Magazine

"...what an amazing voice she possesses. She has a verywide range and remarkable control, from breathy whispers to a powerful roar. Every number is transformed intosomething new and very personal, from the standard to the popular music of the day, she injects new life, emotional value and excitement.” - Broadway World 

Recommended for ages 16+.

7.30pm:                    Doors and Bar Open
8pm - 8.45pm:          Act 1
8.45pm - 9.15pm:     Interval 30 mins 
9.15pm - 10pm:        Act 2
10pm - 10.30pm:      Bar will remain open after the show


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Venue Information

Venue
The Music Lounge, The Music Lounge

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Pricing
Premium seated: $45
Seated: $40 (Shared table max. 6 people to a table)
Standing: $30

Standing room tickets will be available once seated tickets have sold out — Please be advised standing room tickets do not come with a seat.

On arrival at the venue you will be allocated a table number based on the ticket tier purchased.

A per transaction fee of $6.95 applies for phone and online bookings.

Performance Times
General Public:
Fri 9 Nov, Doors and Bar open from 7.30pm

Running Time
Approx. 3 hrs (incl. interval)

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