Chloe Louise Brisson

Vocalist // SONGWRITER // MUSIC EDUCATOR

Born in the mountains of New Hampshire, Chloe Louise was raised on a constant stream of jazz, blues, folk, and rock music. As a young musician she was particularly drawn to jazz, studying under mentors such as Sheila Jordan, Ralph Peterson, Dominique Eade and others. After nearly 15 years of intense jazz study and attendance at both the New England Conservatory and the Global Jazz Institute, Brisson experienced a shift in interest towards other genres of music and began to explore a more singer-songwriter oriented creative practice. Spurred on by her 2019 artist residency experience in Svalbard, Chloe was inspired to redefine her musical path and the ways in which she could further deepen and demonstrate her love of storytelling through music. This shift also included pursuing more diverse experiences outside of music, resulting in a 3-year stretch in which Brisson worked in the woods of Vermont. During this period Chloe continued to play and compose music, incubating a sound and voice that is now re-emerging as she steps back into her path and identity as a musician.

Currently, Chloe lives in Burlington, VT and teaches and performs throughout the Vermont region.

~Awards/Residencies/Notable Performances~

Arctic Circle Residency, 2019

Performed at the DC Jazz Festival as the vocalist for Ralph Peterson's Gen Next Big Band, 2019

Vocalist for “Listen Up!”, an album recorded by Ralph Peterson's Gen-Next Big Band at Power Station Studios - This record went on to win the Rising Star Big Band award in Downbeat Magazine's 68th Annual Critics Poll

Performed at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam with an ensemble from the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, 2018

Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Residency at the Kennedy Center, DC, 2017

Performed at the Panama Jazz Festival with an ensemble from the New England Conservatory, 2017

Vocalist for New England Conservatory's Jazz Honors Ensemble, 2016

Student Downbeat Award (Best Undergraduate Vocal Soloist), 2016

PDX Jazz Forward Competition Finalist, 2016

Presidential Acknowledgement Award, New England Conservatory, 2014

YoungArts Awardee, 2013

Grammy Jazz Session, 2013

~Education~

New England Conservatory of Music, Bachelor's Degree - Jazz Voice Performance, 2014-2017 

Berklee Global Jazz Institute, Master's Degree - Contemporary Performance & Jazz Studies, 2017-2018

Berklee Global Jazz Institute, Post-Graduate Fellowship, 2018-2019