Tierney Sutton’s Paris Sessions Trio

Featuring Serge Merlaud and Benoit Sourisse

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Last Show: Monday 17 th April 2023

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

On 2014’s Grammy-nominated Paris Sessions, called “a bare-bones journey into the depths of musical intimacy” by AllMusic.com, vocalist Tierney Sutton forged an indelible chemistry with classically-trained Parisian guitarist-arranger Serge Merlaud. Now husband and wife, the two take their musical connection to even deeper levels on Paris Sessions 2, which was released on May 6, 2022. On their European tour they will be joined by pianist Benoit Sourisse.

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“...Sutton has always focused on creating interesting arrangements of the jazz repertoire, and in addition, her scatting is instrument-like and adds to the ensemble’s sound and energy.” -

Jazz Sensibilities

Tierney’s 15th album as a leader, which she has dedicated to the late Marilyn Bergman, who passed in January of 2022, represents yet another high-water mark in her esteemed career. The nine-time Grammy nominee has been heralded for her abilities as both a jazz storyteller and her ability to use her voice as an instrument. Whether it was on her 2002 tribute to Bill Evans (Blue In Green), her 2004 Frank Sinatra tribute (Dancing in the Dark), her 2013 Joni Mitchell tribute (After Blue) or her 2016 salute to pop icon Sting (The Sting Variations), Sutton has continued to weave her spell with a combination of pure, pristine vocals, emotional honesty and striking reinventions of familiar tunes. That spell is very much intact on Paris Sessions 2.

Band Line Up

Tierney Sutton (voice)

Serge Merlaud (guitar)

Benoit Sourisse (piano)