This winter, MAC Award winner Suzanne Carrico with The Don Rebic Quartet, will release… What Christmas-Time Means to Me
SUZANNE CARRICO, winner of the 2008 MAC Award for Best Female Debut for THE ART OF THE CAHN, Music from the Sammy Cahn Songbook, has taken off part of this past year to record WHAT CHRISTMAS-TIME MEANS TO ME, her first holiday CD. She will be joined by The Don Rebic Quartet, Dan Gross on percussion, Jim DiMatteo on bass & Windham Hill recording artist, Sean Harkness on guitar.
On the CD will be tunes ranging from the popular (“Silver Bells,” “I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm” by Irving Berlin & “Baby It's Cold Outside/Let It Snow” by the wonderful Frank Loesser,Jule Styne & Sammy Cahn) to the spiritual (“What Child is This,” “Little Drummer Boy,” “Do You Hear What I Hear” & “Gesu Bambino”) to an original tune by Musical Director Don Rebic, “Merry Christmas to Us All.”
What Critics are saying about Suzanne Carrico:
Suzanne Carrico is a lovely performer. Poised. Confident. She has the looks and the voice. It would be wise to catch her now before she becomes a major cabaret presence. See her. Support her. She has the potential to become a major force in cabaret and musical theater...I can’t wait to see what develops with Suzanne Carrico... With her beauty and a voice that could charm a snake she has to come out on top.
- OSCAR MOORE, TALK ENTERTAINMENT
"Suzanne Carrico... definitely has pipes to wake Rip Van Winkle from a sound slumber — especially when she tears into final notes on big numbers."
- DAVID FINKLE, BACKSTAGE
"I predict, in not too long a time, she could be winning awards as a major contender in the cabaret arena. Certainly she appears to be heading in the right direction."
- JAN WALLMAN, CABARET EXCHANGE
"Carrico is a promising performer with a pleasing voice and an engaging manner."
- PETER LEAVY, CABARET SCENES
"Ms. Carrico colors what is essentially a legit sound by judiciously straightening her tone and utilizing a sexy mix; musically, her performance was admirable, and refreshingly appropriate to her material. A tall, slender, very attractive blonde in an elegant strapless dress, she displayed a poise and a seriousness of purpose."
- JENNIE LITT, CABARET EXCHANGE
"You simply must head downtown to catch singer Suzanne Carrico in her dazzling performance of her new show ART OF THE CAHN: Music from the Sammy Cahn Songbook. With Tedd Firth on piano and Steve Doyle on bass, the show is one of the best I've seen so far this year - the performance was perfection and Ms. Carrico's vocals are unbelievable. Direction by Mary Cleere Haran must be given some of the credit, since the show is perfectly crafted and executed."
- STU HAMSTRA, CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE