As a teen she was approached by Melba Moore, Teddy Riley and Stevie Wonder. She then went on to work with Joe Cocker, Rob Thomas, P!nk, Patti Austin, Patti Labelle, Sinead O'Connor and most recently Cher to name a few. She has been a featured vocalist for jazz artist Chris Botti, composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (Yellow Magic Orchestra, High Heels, Little Buddha)and Towa Tei (international DJ and former member of music group Dee-Lite). Not content to stop there however, Vivian soon began to write and produce, going on to write and, or produce for Lalah Hathaway, Amel Larrieux, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jeff Kashiwa, David Morales, Towa Tei and Junior Vazquez among others and had a feature song in the film Moonlight Serenade starring Amy Adams & Alec Newman.
In 2007, Vivian along with writing partner Chris Parks released a debut CD Sunny One Day (under the moniker of Albright for Vivians maternal grandmother) to impressive reviews (see below), and is now putting the finishing touches on the the follow up CD, Heart, due for release this summer.
"I remember one moment that remains with me today when I think of Vivian Sessoms. Vivian was performing as one of my backing vocalists. Sometimes I ask the singers to take a solo as a means of introducing themselves to the audience. As Vivian sang the first few lyrics of the classic song At Last, I thought the heavens had opened up and rained down some of the best singing and performance style I had ever heard. With only a moment to make an impression, Vivian captured the attention of the entire audience" - Patti Austin
"Vivian Sessoms is one of the most dynamic, sexy and soulful singers that I've ever worked with." - Taylor Dayne
"On this album, Sessoms' clear, exquisite voice (which has backed Patti Austin, P-Diddy and Rob Thomas) shimmers against a percolating R&B/jazz backdrop." - Gail Mitchell, Billboard Magazine