Susan Sutton Trio Bio

Jazz pianist , vocalist and composer  Susan Sutton and her Trio have been captivating West Coast audiences  for years, offering an exciting blend of original, upbeat and Latin-inspired jazz compositions and favorite standards from soft romantic to festive and highly spirited. The seventh  album "BEYOND"  is produced by Sutton Sound and available on CD. This album includes original material as well as carefully chosen standards .Susan is currently working on a new album "Bells of Change" to be  released in Summer of 2008.

Brooklyn born composer/pianist/vocalist Susan Sutton has performed professionally with the Susan Sutton Trio over the past twenty years, recording seven 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 eight 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."
                                                                        Dave Nathan, All Music Guide

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