Chloe Louise Brisson

Vocalist // Songwriter // Creative

Born in the mountains of New Hampshire, Chloe Louise was raised on a constant stream of Folk, Jazz, Blues, and Jam Bands. Lucky to have music loving parents, her house resonated with the sounds of The Grateful Dead, Steely Dan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, Cheryl Wheeler, and the like.

As a young musician she was drawn to Jazz, studying under artists such as Sheila Jordan, Ralph Peterson, Jason Moran, Dominique Eade and others. After nearly 15 years of intense Jazz study and attendance at some of the worlds most prestigious conservatories, Brisson experienced a shift in interest towards other genres of music - many of the same sounds she was raised on.

Having been deeply affected by her 2019 artist residency experience in the Arctic Circle of Svalbard, Chloe began to re-evaluate her musical path and the ways in which she could further deepen and demonstrate her love of storytelling through her music.

This shift included taking time away from the academic world in pursuit of some 'real-life' experiences, resulting in a 3 year period in which Brisson worked in the woods of Vermont, making maple syrup. During this period Chloe continued to play and compose music on her own, incubating a sound and voice that is now re-emerging as she steps back into the music community.

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


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