Episode 49: Tessa Souter Talks About “Picture in Black and White”

When Tessa Souter was 28 years-old, she discovered that her birth father was not white and Spanish, but black and from Trinidad. The 12 beautiful songs on her new album, Picture in Black and White, carry listeners along on Tessa’s heartfelt journey as she explores her identify and newfound relationships. Picture in Black and White was named a top ten Jazz Record of the Year by the London Sunday Times magazine. Tessa will perform on Wednesday, April 10, at Blues Alley in D.C., and on Friday, April 12, at Bar 55 in New York. Her five albums can be purchased on Amazon or from her website, www.tessasouter.com. Charlene Giannetti, Editor of Woman Around Town, talks with Tessa about her career and her new album before the jazz vocalist’s upcoming performances. The podcast includes some of Tessa’s music – an excerpt from the title song, and “Lonely Woman,”which Tessa discusses during the podcast. 

About Charlene Giannetti (718 Articles)
Charlene Giannetti, editor of Woman Around Town, is the recipient of seven awards from the New York Press Club for articles that have appeared on the website. A graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Charlene began her career working for a newspaper in Pennsylvania, then wrote for several publications in Washington covering environment and energy policy. In New York, she was an editor at Business Week magazine and her articles have appeared in many newspapers and magazines. She is the author of 13 non-fiction books, eight for parents of young adolescents written with Margaret Sagarese, including "The Roller-Coaster Years," "Cliques," and "Boy Crazy." She and Margaret have been keynote speakers at many events and have appeared on the Today Show, CBS Morning, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and many others. Her last book, "The Plantations of Virginia," written with Jai Williams, was published by Globe Pequot Press in February, 2017. Her podcast, WAT-CAST, interviewing men and women making news, is available on Soundcloud and on iTunes. She is one of the producers for the film "Life After You," focusing on the opioid/heroin crisis that had its premiere at WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, where it won two awards. The film is now available to view on Amazon Prime, YouTube, and other services. Charlene and her husband live in Manhattan.