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Sunny Sumter: Rite of Passage

Read "Rite of Passage" reviewed by Dave Nathan


BET hostess and Washington, D.C. jazz performer Sunny Sumter has followed her very first album Getting to Know You with a second effort that is somewhat more daring than the first go around. More daring if for no other reason than the play list is handsomely dotted with her originals. She also explores a greater variety of tempos and rhythmic settings. Finally, the music is more contemporary, more progressive, probably in the hopes of attracting a different generation of listeners. ...

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Sunny Sumter: Sunny

Read "Sunny" reviewed by Mathew Bahl


Sunny Sumter is a young Washington D.C. based singer who graduated from the jazz department at Howard University. Ms. Sumter is a gifted and well-trained singer. Her voice has a beautiful, vibratoless tone. She exhibits solid intonation, good articulation and clear diction. She also seems to understand the limits of her own voice, and, for the most part, stays clear of them. Her singing is marked by a quiet restraint that conveys intimacy rather than introversion. She has the taste ...


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