Suzanna Smith Quartet
Suzanna Smith and her ALL-STAR band take us on a spin through the Jazz songbook. Suz has assembled an amazing band: Lee Bloom on piano, Gary Brown on bass and Leon Joyce, Jr on drums.
Christopher Louden in Jazz Times gave this high praise to Suzanna in reviewing her debut recording, Halfway Between Heaven & Love, "There are relatively few contemporary female vocalists who evoke Peggy Lee, at least not genuinely. Suzanna Smith, new to recording, but a seasoned pro who has been honing her artistry in and around the Bay Area for over a decade, numbers among that rare ilk. That Smith sounds like Lee slightly breathy and warmly sensual with a hint of huskiness is undeniable, but the parallels extend much further. Lees ability to not just caress a ballad but smother it in mink has seldom been matched. She was also a sage swinger never too much, never too little as well as a first-rate songwriter. Smith checks all those boxes."
Brent Black on CriticalJazz.com said her approach is "organic, eclectic, and contemporary, yet rooted in the tradition of what old school vocal jazz was once all about, soul."
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Oakland, CA 94612
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