2018 Countdown | Vivian Sessoms

Accomplished singer and Harlem native Vivian Sessoms, in the company of some of the world’s finest musicians, stakes a claim to a sound all her own on her new album LIFE. Having earned her stripes as a performer with Ryuichi Sakamoto, P. Diddy, Michael Jackson, Donna Summer and many others, Sessoms and co-producer/creative partner Chris Parks bring their vast array of experiences to bear on an inspired, jazz-influenced set that proves Sessoms a fiery, forward-thinking artist in her own right.

Sessoms grew up in a musical family, no stranger to the challenges of life, nor to the continuing refinement of one’s musical career. With LIFE she opened a new chapter, expressing her vision in the first of a two part album. (LIFE II is due out in 2019). With guests like Casey Benjamin, Keyon Harrold, Donny McCaslin, Amp Fiddler, and Shedrick Mitchell she gives us a glimpse into her extended family of seasoned and progressive musicians.