UUCB Concerts for a Cause: SUEDE
Imagine a cross between Adele, Diana Krall and Bette Midler and youll be approaching some idea of Suedes powerful presence, musical talents, and well-honed skills. Pop/Jazz/Blues phenom Suede plays piano, guitar and trumpet, but voice is her first instrument and entertaining is clearly her first love. When the late great Bea Arthur saw Suede perform, she told her, Thank you for the most incredible night of my life in an audience. You are f#!*ng to die for! Likewise, the New York Times published a review, Voices like hers come along maybe once in a generation. From astounding a cappella, incredibly intimate ballads, and smokin trumpet solos, to bring down the house belting blues, Suede delivers it all with her own unique blend of warmth, wit and musical artistry.
If Suede doesnt fit the mold of your typical jazz singer, its because of her eclectic repertoire. Her recordings and shows not only include jazz, blues, and swing, but also rock and roll, popular standards, and show tunes. Her early influences have been incredibly varied from the Dukes of Dixieland, Billie Holiday Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughn, Pearl Bailey and Louis Arm-strong to James Taylor, Crosby Stills Nash and Young and the Rolling Stones.
Suede calls Cape Cod home but tours nationally and internationally all year filling the best venues from Boston and New York to San Francisco to New Zealand. She has been a headliner with Melissa Etheridge and Sarah McLachlan and was also Joan Rivers' opening act.
She has appeared on ABC's 20/20, NPR, MTV, and in the film "A Simple Matter of Justice". Her PBS fundraiser "Suede, Live at Scullers Jazz Club" has aired on over 50 stations nationally. She also holds the dis-tinction of being the first and only female member of the world renowned a cappella group The Flirtations, seen in Jonathan Demme's film "Philadelphia". Her CD "On the Day We Met" features "Emily Remembers", which became the number 1 song of the year on WJZW jazz radio in Washington, DC.
Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door, $10 students/children. Available at the the church office, Gulf of Maine Books, or online at https://suede.brownpapertickets.com/
Two-thirds of the proceeds from this concert will benefit:
TEDFORD HOUSING (providing housing and services for the homeless) and
OASIS FREE CLINICS (providing free medical and dental services for those who are uninsured and can't afford insurance).
Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick (View)
1 Middle Street
Brunwick, ME 04011
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