Brooklyn born composer/pianist/vocalist Susan Sutton has performed professionally with the Susan Sutton Trio over the past twenty years, recording eight albums on the Sutton Sound Label. Sutton\'s passion for music began at the age of five, when she began her classical training in piano and cello. She holds a degree in Music Composition and Performance from Dominican University and studied jazz piano and composition with Bryce Rohde of the Australian Jazz Quintet, and jazz piano with George Cables. Her original works include a series of contemporary modern chamber pieces as well as nine published volumes of jazz songs. Seasoned by touring dates with jazz combos from New York to San Francisco and inspired by influences from Monk, Corea and Hancock to Satie, Gershwin and World Beat, Sutton launched her own uniquely eclectic trio in 1981, establishing a distinctively original and popular voice in the Bay Area jazz scene ever since.
\"... Her piano is vibrant...(Sutton\'s) compositions...are structurally and harmonically sophisticated and adventurous. The patented Sutton exuberance, excitement and exhilaration...abound on each track.\"
Dave Nathan, All Music Guide
Jazz pianist , vocalist and composer Susan Sutton and her Trio have been captivating West Coast audiences for years, offering an exciting blend of original, upbeat and Latin-inspired jazz compositions and favorite standards from soft romantic to festive and highly spirited. The seventh album \"BEYOND\" is produced by Sutton Sound and available on CD. This album includes original material as well as carefully chosen standards.