Risa Branch is a vocalist and songwriter from the US. Although currently based in New York City, Risa grew up in Dallas, Texas, and spent much of her musical career working in Vancouver. While those who have followed Risa’s musical development might recognise her for the futuristic R&B and soul sounds of her debut solo album, in recent years Risa has found her way back to her roots as a jazz and blues vocalist.

Risa and I caught up back in July, when things were opening up a little again over summer in the northern hemisphere, to discuss her musical influences growing up, her earlier work as a professional musician in Vancouver, what drew her into the world of jazz and blues in more recent years, how she views herself as an artist the skills she’s currently developing, and some of her observations of the cultural norms and dynamics of New York’s hot jazz scene.




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