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CJC Special: Vivian Sessoms (USA) Life Release

CJC Special: Vivian Sessoms (USA) Life Release

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  • Thu 22 Nov ’18, 7:00pm – 8:15pm
  • Thu 22 Nov ’18, 9:00pm – 10:15pm


Backbeat Bar, 100 Karangahape Road, Newton



Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $28.00
  • CJC Members: $22.50
  • Students: $22.50
  • CJC Student Members: $16.00


Vivan Sessoms

Sensational vocalist Vivian Sessoms returns to CJC with multi-instrumentalist Chris Parks, to celebrate her new release Life on Ropeadope Records in a special CJC event.

2 shows:
7.00pm (doors at 6.30pm)
9.00pm (doors at 8.30pm)

Limited cash door sales available!

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. Recently signed to Ropeadope Records (Snarky Puppy, Christian Scott), on her forthcoming release LIFE, in collaboration with producer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Parks, Sessoms displays 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” 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 numerous other publications.

Vivian Sessoms - vocals
Chris Parks - bass
Jonathan Crayford - keys
Ron Samsom - drums

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