A native Chicagoan,flutist/singer/songwriter,Suki Rae has been playing music since the age of five. A classically trained flutist,she has an MA in Music/Film and has been performing internationally for the last twenty years.
Awards include:the only American finalist in the Hoeillart Jazz Festival in Belgium;Honorary Award in the Great American Song Festival;Runner Up in Song of the Year Award; Viewer's Choice Award at Kweevak.com for "I think of You";ASCAP Awards since 1994;American Song Festival;Nashville Song Festival;and nominations for NAR Awards and Just Plain Folks Awards.
Performances include:San Francisco Womens'Music Festival;Jerusalem Women's Music Festival;Michigan Womens'Music Festival;St. Peter's Church;Makor;Alice Tully Hall;and MUNY's Texaco Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival.She recently sang in "Church" in the gospel chorus at the Public Theatre in New York City.
She has been a musician in residence at:Cornell University;the Arad Arts project in Arad Israel;Mitzpe Ramon and Ma'alot Tarshiha in Israel;the Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico;Fundacion Valparaiso in Mojacar,Spain; Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado; and the White Oak Plantation,in Yulee, Florida.
In October 2006, she was the recipient of a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council grant to lead songwriting workshops culminating in a Peace Concert at St. Marks Church in New York City.
In June 2005,she had a staged reading of her musical,"I Don't Wannabe a Wannabe" at the Writer's Voice in New York City for which she wrote the book,lyrics, and music, acted,performed music, co-directed and produced.
Her song, " I think of You," has been published and is waiting for licensing in Film and TV by Noteborn Music.
She has written songs in multiple musical genres including:jazz,instrumental,pop,rock,comedy and gospel.
In April 2003 one of her children's songs was published in the "Music Box and Other Delights."
She has also acted,directed and written for theatre and films as well as appearing on radio and TV.
Her recordings include:Pipedreams(jazzy/New Age);Water and Fire(jazz/fusion;world/ethnic;New Age);Cantique de Noel(Christmas songs);I Think of You(pop/rock); My Bamboo Hat(comedy/children's); and the single, "Bugz in Da Bed," all of which she produced for Reverence for Life Records.