Tessa Souter’s Beyond the Blue
Classical Music, Incredible Lyrics

Tessa Souter can sing. And she can write. Her amazing talents come together in her new album, Beyond the Blue, described as “a vocal jazz odyssey through European classical repertoire.” And if you live in Washington, good news! Tessa will be performing songs from her new album at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, at Blues Alley in Georgetown. This is a performance not to be missed. Tessa will be backed up by a stellar group of musicians—Robert Redd (piano), James King Jr. (bass), Mark McLean (drums), Don Braden (saxophone), and Victor Prieto (accordion).

For Beyond the Blue, Tessa wrote lyrics for a dozen classical pieces, everything from Chopin’s Prelude in E Minor, to Schubert’s Serenade. The result is a recording that is surprising, emotional, beautiful, thought-provoking, simply amazing. Out of the darkness, shining above me, brighter than morning, you are the sun.

See the performance:
Blues Alley
1073 Wisconsin Avenue
Two shows at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Buy the album on Amazon:
Beyond the Blue

For future performances, go to Tessa Souter’s website.

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