The Austin American Statesman says of jazz singer Suzi Stern; “Stern has learned the great secret that transcends art-that the voice from the heart is at the center of all virtuosity”
The combination of Stern’s emotional clear voice, flying over her elegant compositions with her poignant lyrics creates a magic that profoundly moves the listener and is unforgettable. Pianist/composer/recording artist Denny Zeitlin says of Stern, "It has been years since a singer has affected me so profoundly. Suzi has it all; a fantastic vocal instrument, effortless musicality, and a special way of working with her material and evoking the deepest emotions."
Stern has released 7 jazz CD’s to date under her own name (Viewpoint Records, Aardvark Records and Bus Biscuit Records), and has performed on a myriad of other artists projects. Her latest 2013 release "Romancing the Dark" steps out of the jazz genre, and is a collection of Stern’s own original compositions and arrangements. She is a published poet and her lyrics appear in the book of Bill Evans transcriptions and the David Friesen song book collection, both Hal Leonard publications.
A few of Stern's musical colleagues and collaborators of note have been: Denny Zeitlin, David Friesen, Joshua Redman, Leroy Vinegar, Jesseca Williams, Stefan Karlsson, the late/great Joe Henderson, Mal Waldron, Bud Shank and Doug Hall to name a few.
When not on the road, Stern teaches in her home town of Austin Texas, where she is one of the most sought after vocal coaches and studio singers in the area.