An extraordinary young singer-songwriter made her onstage solo concert debut at Performance Hub in downtown Torrington, Connecticut as Scarlett performed as the opening act for Murderous Chanteuse. The daughter of award winning musician and Connecticut Swan Day organizer Jennifer Hill, Scarlett was taught voice by a master of the art at an early age. Co-founders of the Performance Hub Jay and Kris Roberts introduced the young talent, stating that the Hub is a locale where musicians and other acts can get their start on stage and they were thrilled to be hosting Scarlett’s debut. Scarlett, who attends Greater Hartford Arts Academy, stepped up to the keyboards to great applause and launched into her first number.
Accompanied by Jeff Chen on cello, Scarlett’s set featured three original songs: “Sorry not Sorry, Your Pretty Face and The Moon Song”. After the set Cellist Jeff Chen noted that when the audience can’t tell which song was an original and which was the cover song that it is a testament to Scarlett’s songwriting and performing abilities. Scarlett exhibited incredibly strong vocal range not just for a performer of her age but for a singer of any age all while playing the keyboards. In a very special moment, Scarlett and Chen were joined onstage by Jennifer Hill who added backup vocals for The Moon Song.
Given the outstanding talent she exhibited on stage and the rich musical legacy that she enjoys it will be no surprise if, should she chooses music as a career path, Scarlett will be poised to receive wider acclaim and recognition. Scarlett’s musical journey will be one to watch and Torrington will always be a milestone marker in that journey as the site of her first solo concert of original work.
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