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.