ROBIN BESSIER TRIO
Performing regularly at clubs, festivals,
and Private events, Robin Bessier sings in a variety of musical ensembles, from Latin and Swing dance band featuring lively percussion and horns to intimate cocktail jazz trios or dinner house duos.
Robin's repertoire is a kaleidoscope of Brazilian, Latin, Swing, Blues, Ballads, Bop, R&B, Gospel, Originals, and if the situations calls for it, Folk and Classical.
Her first full-length debut jazz CD, "Other Side of Forever" was released June 2013, and immediately hit the 40 jazz chart (CMJ). Featuring five original songs, and an eclectic mix of standards and covers, "Other Side of Forever" has met with accolades from critics, describing her vocal style as "vibrant, warm, enticing, eloquent, bouyant, wistful, and effervescent... with impeccable phrasing and timing." The cadre of musicians on the CD is a
'who's who' of the NW jazz universe, with producer/pianist/composer Barney McClure, pianist Darin Clendenin, bassist Clipper Anderson, drummer Mark Ivester, horn player Jay Thomas, percussionist Jeff Busch, and guitarist Dan Sales.
Along her musical path Robin was the featured vocalist with the Tommy Russell Band at the grand opening of the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia, sang in the Afro-Cuban band Oaydono, and has formed and led bands including, Out of the Blue, Cloudburst, and the BessierMorris Group.
Bessier currently sings with Sollati, a five-piece dance band; the Latin/Swing band Porto Alegre, and the Redshift Jazz Trio with a focus on original, eclectic, high- energy music and interpretations of classic jazz standards and songs from pop, Motown, and other musical genres.