I'll Remember April
Susie sings and swings with a lush tone and playful rhythm. In her youth, she began to explore the world of jazz through the recordings of Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday In her late teens, she took the bus to the Statler-Hilton in downtown Buffalo to hear jazz greats such as Earl "Fatha" Hines and Kenny Burrell. These sessions inspired her to continue voice lessons and perform in local venues. Susie began performing professionally with a dinner theatre group in the mid-1970s (earning $7 a night!). Exposed to the creativity of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and Rogers and Hart, Susie became smitten with the words and music of their compositions. She now performs as a duo and with a quartet in the Philadelphia area clubs and cabarets. Susie's warm and effortless articulation puts an intimate spin on her jazz repertoire. This CD features Grammy Award winner Brian Lynch as special guest.