Brenda Nicole Moorer

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Winner of the 2017 Creative Loafing Best Soul and Jazz vocalist award, Brenda Nicole Moorer is making a name for herself one city at a time. The Atlanta- bred songstress has already graced stages alongside some jazz heavy hitters like Christian McBride, Brandon Williams, Julie Dexter, and Roy Ayers. Brenda’s music has garnered attention from tastemaker Gilles Peterson, DJ Jamal Ahmad, Ebony Magazine, AfroElle, Soulbounce, Singersroom, Afropunk, and Soultracks. Her latest album, Brand New Heart, landed her a licensing deal with Japan’s P-Vine Records. Brenda is also the recipient of Atlanta's National Black Arts Festival NEXT UP award..

Moorer’s brand of music is both refreshing and vintage, like a quiet gardenscape of secret passages, situated somewhere between sunrise and heartbreak. Soul Bounce describes Moorer’s voice as “a sweet sound like a blend between Minnie Riperton and Corinne Bailey Rae.” Brenda fuses jazz, soul, and folk elements into her songwriting, crafting songs with a quiet ache and intriguing pull. Moorer works closely with Brooklyn based keyboardist/producer Jesse Fischer. Together, they released the EP, “For Lovers & Believers,” presenting music with a positive message, simple melodies atop laid back rhythms, heavy Rhodes, and underlying synths. Brenda’s latest album, Brand New Heart was co-written by keyboardist Kenny Banks Jr and Jesse Fischer embarking on a full length album which features Chris Turner from Snarky Puppy’s Family Dinner.