Susan Sutton Trio Bio
- The Susan Sutton Trio is a marvel of melodic invention and
subtle interplay in the classic piano - bass - drums format,
with Susan's swinging vocals an added feature. Within a context
of standard jazz repertoire plus many of Susan's original
compositions, the trio provides great textural and dynamic
variety and is always highly listenable.
- Brooklyn born composer/pianist/vocalist Susan Sutton has
performed professionally with the Susan Sutton Trio, recording
eight albums on the Sutton Sound Label. Sutton's passion
for music began at the age of five, when she began her classical
training in piano and cello. She holds a degree in Music
Composition and Performance from Dominican University and
studied jazz piano and composition with Bryce Rohde of the
Australian Jazz Quintet, and jazz piano with George
Cables. Her original works include a series of
contemporary modern chamber pieces as well as ten published
volumes of jazz songs. Seasoned by touring dates with jazz
combos from New York to San Francisco and inspired by influences
from Monk, Corea and Hancock to Satie, Gershwin and World Beat,
Sutton launched her own uniquely eclectic trio in 1981,
establishing a distinctively original and popular voice in the
Bay Area jazz scene ever since.
"Her singing, like her piano, is vibrant... and her voice
has a compelling storytelling quality about it. (Sutton's)
compositions...are structurally and harmonically sophisticated
and adventurous. The patented Sutton exuberance,
excitement and exhilaration...abound on each track."
Nathan, All Music Guide
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