Chloe Brisson Joins the Preferred Artists Family

At seventeen, Chloe Brisson is a talented and energetic emerging Jazz vocalist who has thrilled audiences with her gift of song and savvy stage presence. Her new CD, entitled "BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH" is to be released in Feb. 2012 and promises to place her as a jazz talent that is here to stay! The August studio session, at Manfred Knoop Recording Studio, brought in friends and heavy hitters such as Bill Mays, Martin Wind, Marvin Stamm, Matt Wilson, Fred Haas and Ben Williams. The CD also includes a guest vocal duet with Jazz Master Sheila Jordan! As we move into 2012, it is apparent that this will be a very busy year for the high school Junior. During the past two years, Chloe has studied at Dartmouth College where she attends
classes; studies jazz theory and piano, and performs extensively with the nationally acclaimed Dartmouth College Gospel Choir. Chloe's devotion to the roots of jazz and her drive to continue the genre forward, make her a special asset to the jazz community. Chloe has attended Interplay Jazz Camp each summer and has worked with Sheila Jordan, Dianne Reeves, Karrin Allyson and Dena DeRose. She also attended the five-week summer program at Berklee College of Music. Her Debut CD entitled "RED DOOR SESSIONS" was recorded in December of 2007 at the age of 13.

Chloe has a natural gift for expressing emotion through music and has developed the ability to free flow with musicians of many talents. She truly embraces the art of Jazz where the connection with the band and the audience are palatable in her performances. Chloe has performed for packed audiences throughout the NH and VT region, including First Night Burlington and the Burlington Waterfront Festival. She also has donated many evenings of wonderful jazz entertainment to local charities and fundraisers. In addition to her vocal bookings, Chloe's television debut was in 2006 when she was cast to host a PBS DRAGONFLY TV program entitled "Water Pressure". She is the recent winner of the "ARTIST LIVE TEEN" talent competition at Ryles Jazz club in Cambridge, Ma., and is currently booking spring and summer festivals and performances.

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All About Jazz - CD review from 4/14/12

. Written by Esther Callens
Blame It On My Youth is a phrase often used to defend an act committed while young. Of recent, it is also the title of the new wonderful recording by a very young vocalist whose name happens to be Chloe Brisson. Possessing a powerful voice at the tender age of 17, she has nothing to apologize for. This young lady is bursting with talent.
 Chloe Brisson is a rare diamond—but she is not in the raw. Her first CD, Red Door Sessions was released in 2007, when she was 13 years old. Now she returns as a seasoned pro with her sophomore project – Blame It On My Youth. Performing some of Cole Porter’s, George Gershwin’s and numerous other inimitable tunes, Brisson definitely possesses somewhat of an old soul. She is priceless.  
 The set opens with “Send For Me” a rousing, swinging tune that definitely showcases Brisson’s sultry vocals. Additionally, the band’s mid-refrain improv is just fantastic. Perfect pitch, arrangements and vocals are presented in the title track, “Blame It On My Youth.” It is just a beautifully expressive song.
 “So Long You Fool” is a fun melody. In addition to Brisson’s voice, the lyrics add a lot of depth to this selection. “Aretha” is a bluesy, deeply soulful track – something that Brisson pulls off effortlessly. The playful concluding notes on “Deed I Do” add the ultimate finishing touch. “What A Difference A Day Makes” offers an unusual, surprising arrangement. Brisson’s interpretation of “Someone to Watch Over Me” is very touching. Chloe Brisson is a phenomenon who will produce a lot of great music that will make an undeniable mark in the jazz industry.
Chloe Brisson is a high school junior. She also studies at Dartmouth College taking classes and performs with the college gospel choir. She has enjoyed numerous accolades including performing with various musicians including Sheila Jordan and Bill Mays – who made special appearances on Blame It On My Youth.       


Jazz & Blues Report March 2012
Choosing Blame It On My Youth for the title is the ideal sort of tongue-in-cheekery with which to cast the spotlight on one of the youngest faces in the increasingly youthful (think Esperanza) and near-exclusively woman’s (think the past decade) world that is jazz
vocals in this young century. This disc, the 17-year old Ms. Brisson’s sophomore effort, finds her backed by a veteran cast, including trumpeter Marvin Stamm and guest co-vocalist Sheila Jordan. Her presence in such company sounds unforced and confident. And if her youthful pipes provide the delicate timbre to her readings of works by Gershwin, Sammy Cahn, Cole Porter or Antonio Carlos Jobim, the listener is left to speculate where her remarkably mature sense of phrasing comes from.The future of vocal jazz looks bright indeed.
- Duane Verh


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