Considered by the jazz critic and historian Ted Gioia as the Andalusian Eva Cassidy, Raya is a rare thing in art. She has developed a style where voice and guitar seem to breathe at the same time. Songwriter, classically-trained guitar player, European awarded jazz singer, and jazz guitar graduate, Susana combines her singer-songwriter spirit with a jazz touch which is enhanced by her Spanish roots.
Her collaboration with the legendary jazz bass playerSteve Swallowin New Yorkopened the door to record her new album Wind Rose. Providence brought her the joy to make it with a five-star team: Clifford Carter, Ira Coleman, Leo Amuedo and Cyro Baptista. The producer, Gary Burke, says: "She can sing, she can play, and she can write. A triple threat, as we say here in the States.
My music is the result of being inspired by artists that have resonated in me profoundly. My biggest love has gone to Chet Baker, Pat Metheny, Elis Regina, Antonio Vega, Eva Cassidy, and many others...
Focal Point Traditional Arts Center (View)
2720 Sutton Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63143
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