Hailed by Rolling Stone and Billboard as an “exquisite” singer, Vivian Sessoms has performed all over the world with some of the biggest names in music. A wunderkind that got her start opening for Marvin Gaye at the age of 9, she’s worked with legendary artists like Michael Jackson, Cher, Stevie Wonder and many others throughout the course of her multi-faceted career. Her new album LIFE is her third studio effort and first foray into the realm of jazz. Backed with a rotating lineup of all-star musicians, her first record in years explores how people can come together to make a difference. “I just know that when I hear a song I love, it takes me someplace. Music has that power, and I hope this music will inspire that.”
You have to believe in, or feel something about what you’re saying if you want anyone else to buy into it,? explains Vivian Sessoms with absolute certainty. It’s important to me to mean what I say when I’m writing or singing about something. It can’t simply be just a collection of words.? For Vivian, a life surrounded by music have ingrained the passion and the power of music in her. Born and raised in Harlem, Vivian, whose mother was a session/jingle-singer, and whose father was a flautist/percussionist (who’s played with the likes of James Brown), learned the wonder of music at a young age.