‘Brisson always gets to the heart of a song and conveys basic human emotions without resorting to excess of any kind.’ – David Orthmann, All About Jazz
Chloe Louise Brisson is an emerging voice on the jazz scene whose “presence sounds unforced and confident” (Duane Verh, The Jazz & Blues Report). At the age of 16 she recorded at Manfred Knoop Studios with Matt Wilson, Marvin Stamm, Bill Mays, Martin Wind, and Fred Haas, creating her first album entitled Blame It On My Youth. Duane Verh, a critic for The Jazz & Blues Report writes “The listener is left to speculate where her remarkably mature sense of phrasing comes from. The future of vocal jazz looks bright indeed.” In recent years she has been selected for various awards and prestigious programs, including a SMA Downbeat award for Best Undergraduate Vocalist (2016) and Betty Carter Jazz Ahead (March, 2017), and has performed at Russian jazz festival, Jazz Over The Volga (2013), and The Panama Jazz Festival (2017). During both festivals, Brisson participated in various workshops and outreach programs in an effort to continue a long tradition of bringing music to underserved communities. As someone who believes in the power of music to bring about social change, she is currently working on several programs to represent women in music, provide mentorship for young jazz musicians, and support female artists. A New Hampshire native, Brisson has spent her formative years living in Boston and studying with Jason Moran, John McNeil, Sheila Jordan, Dominique Eade, and Fred Haas among others. After earning a Bachelor’s degree at the New England Conservatory of Music, Brisson is studying at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute under the tutelage of Joe Lovano, John Patitucci, Terri Lyne Carrington, and artistic director Danilo Perez.