Welcome to Valerie Troutt Projects


Valerie Troutt JazzSoul Vocalist, Composer, Live Music Preservationist

“This age of American Idol and Disney-approved singers has no room for a big, brassy woman who takes no shit and can really belt one out. From Big Mama Thornton to Etta James all the way to Patti Labelle, every generation has had one but ours. It's like when Chuck D asked all those years ago, "Who stole the soul?" Thank goddess for Valerie Troutt and the Fear Of a Fat Planet Crew. During college Valerie was mentored by jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves, Troutt approaches R&B standards, house grooves, and her original socially conscious jazz and soul compositions with the verve of the missing masters.” -D. Scot Miller, S.F. Weekly.


Downtown Oakland
Latham Square
7:15-8pm Showtime


Downtown Oakland Latham Square 7:15-8pm Showtime

Join Valerie and The MoonCandy Community Choir
Monday evenings Aug 12th- Oct 12th,2019  6:30--8:30pm
Email: Mooncandychoir@gmail.com for rehearsal info
All voice types, ages, and styles welcome.  

The Valerie Troutt JazzSoul Project will be attending the Zoo Labs Music Entrepreneurship Accelerator beginning 9/22 -9/28, 2019.My team will be one of four that make up an amazing cohort of bands and thriving musicians (the other artist-teams are Maria Jose Montijo, Divinity Roxx, & Danielle Wertz).to learn more about Zoolabs checkout the links below.


Check out Valerie as the lead vocalist for "Labyrinth Lounge"

                                                                                                                            artwork by Valeriebrowntroutt.com

Check out Labyrinth Lounges "Porgy" available on bandcamp.  


"Labyrinth Lounge is one band who is not letting a few thousand miles stand in the way of making and performing great music... Funky and soulful. Purveyors of soul and jazz with a vigorous spirit of social activism"

- The Big Takeover 2017


Valerie's Debut Album "The Sound of Peace" is available on Itunes 

"The Sound of Peace"  
features refreshing original compositions
and soul-stirring
JazzSoul arrangements.
To Listen, Purchase or Download click Buy Album
Upcoming Performances 2019

Valerie Troutt Zoolabs Residency Sept 22nd-28th  

Valerie Troutt Jazz Trio August 15th FREE Latham Square 7:15-8pm Oakland,CA

Valerie Troutt presents MoonCandy Live House Ensemble Project summer 2019                 

  Oregon Shakespeare Festival June 19th-20th Greenshow FREE 6:45pm 

MoonCandy Community Choir performs at "Oakland Sings" June 27th a fundraiser for POOR Magazine & Youth Spirit Artworks 

June 28th Oakland Museum, 7-9pm FREE
July 20th Bay Street Plaza, Emeryville, ca 3-5pm FREE

Performances 2018

MoonCandy GreenShow Ashland Shakespeare Festival Aug 1 &3, 2018, Ashland Oregon FREE

The Singers of MoonCandy Aug 2nd, 2018 10am-12pm Cafe La baguette, Ashland Oregon

 Valerie Troutt Co-teaching Stanford Jazz Vocal July 22nd - July 27th Stanford, CA

MoonCandy July 6th, 2018, 7-9pm Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA FREE

MoonCandy June 22nd, 2018, 7pm-9pm Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA FREE

Valerie Troutt & the Queer Cultural Center present "they wore love & resistance" June 18th, 2018 8pm $20 Yoshi's Oakland

MoonCandy June 2nd 2018 $20, 8pm "The State of Black Bodies" Pr3ss play poets Eastside Arts Alliance, Oakland

MoonCandy May 12th, 2018 Eastbay Center for the Performing Arts, 339 11th St, Richmond, CA

MoonCandy SheSings Festival, March 10th 2018, Freight & Salvage Berkeley, CA

Black Composers of Dane Music, Them people productions, CA Feb 23rd, 2018 Ashkenaz Berkeley, CA

Valerie Troutt JazzSoul Project, Feb 19th, 2018, Yoshi's Oakland,CA

Performances 2017

Valerie Troutt "Whole Body Woman" Sistersong Conference, Oct 5th-8th, New Orleans, LA "Whole Body Woman" private in-home concert Sept 30th, Oakland, CA

MoonCandy Live House Ensemble Oaktoberfest 2017, Diamond District, Oakland,CA  Valerie Troutt JazzSoul Trio Ruth Price, Khalil D. Anthony and Bryan Simmons, Sept 23rd, 2017 Oaktown workshops, 8pm-10pm Valerie & Khalil "Odd times" Yerba Buena Sept 16th 9pm

Valerie & Khalil "Odd times"  Fundraiser for the MOAD, The Africa Diaspora Dinner, Aug 29th, 2017, MOAD SF, 6pm 

Valerie Troutt art installation "They my Jazz Shero's" at SomArts.org for The Black Woman is God: Night Light, 8:30pm

The Jazz Herstory Collective, Aug 17th, 2017 FREE, Yerba Buena Garden Fest, SF,CA 12-1:30pm

Mooncandy  Ashland Oregon Shakespeare Fest Greenshow July 14th-16th, FREE

MoonCandy Live House Ensemble - SF Carnival 22nd St stage May 28th 12:40pm FREE
Valerie Troutt JazzSoul Trio at Miss Ollie's Sunday Brunch April 16th 1-3pm
Valerie Troutt duet with Richelle Scales De Young Museum SF,CA Feb 11th 12-2pm
Valerie Troutt Jazzsoul Trio at Miss Ollie's Sunday Brunch Oakland Feb 12th, 2017
Valerie Troutt and MoonCandy Red Poppy Arthouse March 17th, 2017 7:30pm and 8:45pm 
Performances 2016
Valerie Troutt Jazzsoul Trio at Miss Ollie's Sunday Brunch Oakland Dec 11th, 2016    
Valerie Troutt: The Oakland Girl Project Nov 21st, 2016 Yoshi's Oakland
Valerie Troutt Jazzsoul Trio at Miss Ollie's Sunday Brunch Oakland Nov 13th, 2016
Embodiment Project "Seed Language" Soldout ODC SF Oct 28th-30th
Valerie Troutt JazzSoul Trio Miss Ollie's Sunday Oakland Oct 9th, 2016
Tutored Soul & MOONCANDY New Parish July 28th, 2016
Blues Arrival Stories of the Queer Black South June 8th Eastside Artist Alliance 
Valerie Troutt & MoonCandy Live House Ensemble Yoshi's Oakland Feb 24th, 2016 8pm
Performances 2015
SHE: Womyn in Artistry showcase with host Valerie Troutt & Audacious IAM Qulture Collective Dec 13th, 2015 6pm
Oakland School for this Arts Choirs at the Oakland Museum Dec 4th,2015 7pm-9pm FREE
Branice McKenzie & Friends featuring Solas & Valerie at Kingston 11 Nov 12th,2015 7pm
SHE: Womyn in Artistry with host Valerie Troutt & Audacious IAM Qulture Collective, Oakland Nov 14th, 2015 7:30pm
Valerie Trout'sMooncandy Live House Ensemble Oakland Museum Nov 6th, 2015 Friday Night Lights Free 7pm-9m
Valerie & Khalil  Studio Grand Oct18th 2015 7:30pm
Life Is Living Festival Oak,CA October 10th 2015 3pm MoonCandy
Bay Area Bold Festival Sept 26th12:30pm Embodiment Project 
Black Eyed Pea Festival Oak,CA Sept 12th 4pm

Click HERE for more upcoming gig info. 


Female Jazz Vocalist of the Year 2016

The Northern California entertainment music awards celebrates Valerie Troutt as the female Jazz vocalist of the year 2016

The Northern California entertainment music awards celebrates Valerie Troutt as the female Jazz vocalist of the year 2016

MoonCandy Live House Ensemble "Walk Together Children"

Artwork by Valerie Brown-Troutt 
"walk together children"

Artwork by Valerie Brown-Troutt www.valeriebrowntroutt.com "walk together children"

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