Tuesday, March 17, 2015

SXSW etc.

It's been a while since I've blogged so here's what's up next!

Coming up on Friday I have the distinct honor of singing with
Jazz Pianist extraordinaire Peggy Stern and her group!
This is Peggy's official SXSW showcase along with a fabulous new bassist in town, Daniel Parr and one of my all time favorite musicians in the world Dr. John Mills on woodwinds.  

9:00 sharp on Friday the 20th at The Elephant Room, 315 Congress Ave.



And:
Next Friday I will be back at the Elephant Room singing with The high energy, all original latin / jazz group GATO 6
9:30 to 1:30 Fri. the 27th
The Elephant Room
315 Congress Ave.

 You make the music happen with your continued support and we are so grateful!!

Suzi





Wednesday, February 18, 2015

the next 4 shows!

Hello!  I'd like to give you a heads up on the next 4 gigs out on my horizon that I'm excited to share with you!

The Suzi Stern Quintet
Next Thursday
February 26th
I'll get back into Austin in time to perform at
The Elephant Room!
The Elephant Room has asked this improvising vocalist back by popular demand! :-)
I'm so pleased about that, and truly looking forward to performing with
George Oldziey on piano and accordion
from Fort Worth, renowned bassist Paul Unger
Wayne Salzmann (borrowed from the Eric Johnson band) on drums 
Dr. John Mills on woodwinds
315 Congress
9:30 to 1:30


Monday March 2nd
The S.S.Q. at
The Brass House!
2nd and San Jacinto
Suzi Stern,  with Mitch Watkins guitar (back from 2 years on the road with Leonard Cohen)
Daniel Parr bass and Daniel DuFour drums
What a perfect night to venture out downtown...no big Austin crowds, plenty of parking and sonic room for dynamics in the playing!!
Please join us!
8:00 to midnight
No cover...great food and drinks!


Sat. March 7th
Casa Karen Presents:
The Daniel Dufour Group
with Carter Arrington guitar
Russell Haight sax
Sam Panke bass
Daniel DuFour drums
This will be a beautiful quartet and I look forward to hosting this concert!!
doors open at 7:30 / show at 8:00
tickets and all the details at www.casakaren.org

Sunday afternoon March 8th
Salon Peggy presents:
Suzi Stern vocals
Peggy Stern piano
Daniel Parr bass
an intimate late afternoon concert of very special musical selections with this dynamic trio at the home of Peggy Stern.
Visit www.salonpeggy.com for reservations and directions!
doors open at 3:30 show at 4:00 p.m.



Thank you so much for reading all of this and I hope to see you out and about town!!

Suzi

Sunday, February 8, 2015

GATO 6 birthday party!!



This Friday February the 13th...
The GATO 6 birthday bash!!


Yes, it truly is George Alan Thaddeus Oldziey's  (A.K.A. Gato)  birthday and we'll have the entire  7 piece band along with birthday cake cake and libations for all to celebrate the occasion.  I hope you can join us!!

Visit www.casakaren.org for tickets and details or call (512) 459-9900

GATO 6 is:  Gato piano and accordion, John Mills sax, Adrian Ruiz trumpet, Wayne Salzmann drums, Suzi Stern vocals, Glen Schuetz bass and Mike Longoria percussion!!

At: Casa Karen
Doors open at 7:30 / show at 8:00
A lot of music, a lot of fun and dancing encouraged!


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Tomorrow at Casa Karen


Eddie Gomez and his trio!!
world renowned jazz bassist 
Eddie Gomez
with Stefan Karlsson on piano
and Mike Drake on drums
AT:
Casa Karen
purchase tickets and get all the info. you need by clicking on this link:
www.casakaren.org
or call (512) 459-9900
(There are only a few tickets still left so order today!)
This is such a special group of musicians, and to hear them playing in the intimacy of a house concert setting is a rare and thrilling treat.
George and I are THRILLED to be hosting this trio Friday! 

Doors open at 7:30 / show at 8:00

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Two Casa Karen Musical events of note!


This Friday!
February 6th
The return of... drum roll....
Eddie Gomez and his trio!!
world renowned jazz bassist 
Eddie Gomez
with Stefan Karlsson on piano
and Mike Drake on drums
AT:
Casa Karen
purchase tickets and get all the info. you need by clicking on this link:
www.casakaren.org
or call (512) 459-9900
(There are only a few tickets still left so order today!)
This is such a special group of musicians, and to hear them playing in the intimacy of a house concert setting is a rare and thrilling treat.
George and I are THRILLED to be hosting this trio Friday!

Doors open at 7:30 / show at 8:00
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Friends of George!  Friends of Casa Karen! Lovers of Latin jazz!
Please circle the date!
Next Friday February the 13th...
The yearly 
GATO 6 Birthday bash!!

Yes, it's George Alan Thaddeus Oldziey's  (A.K.A. Gato)  birthday and we'll have the entire  7 piece band along with NY cheese cake and wine for all! 

Visit www.casakaren.org for tickets and details or call (512) 459-9900

GATO 6 is:  Gato piano and accordion, John Mills sax, Adrian Ruiz trumpet, Wayne Salzmann drums, Suzi Stern vocals, Glen Schuetz bass and Mike Longoria percussion!!

Doors open at 7:30 / show at 8:00

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Parentheses...

Two great gigs on both sides of the work week framing it like musical parentheses!

Monday!
What a perfect, low key night to head downtown for some great jazz!
I will be singing (moi  Suzi Stern) with the phenomenal Mitch Watkins on guitar
Daniel Parr on Bass who is an amazingly talented new artist in town (you need to come hear him!)
and drummer extraordinaire Daniel Dufour!!
Monday February 2nd
The Brass House
2nd and San Jacinto
8:00 to midnight
Lots of parking across the street!!
Great vibe place to catch music!!

Friday!
The return of... drum roll....
Eddie Gomez and his trio!!
world renowned jazz bassist 
Eddie Gomez
with Stefan Karlsson on piano
and Ed Soph drums
AT:
Casa Karen
purchase tickets and get all the info. you need by clicking on this link:
www.caskaren.org
This is such a special group of musicians, and to hear them playing in the intimacy of a house concert setting is a rare and thrilling treat.

Thank you for reading all of this and I truly do hope to see you at the gigs!
Musically Yours,
Suzi

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Mitch Watkins, Eddie Gomez, Gato's B.D !!

Some wonderful music on the horizon that I'd like to share with you!

Next Thursday Jan. 29th
Suzi Stern (that's me) with Mitch Watkins on Guitar and Evan "Sticky" Arredondo on Bass.
A sweet trio, doing tunes off the cuff!  I'm excited about re-visiting some fabulous standards that I've abandoned for many years.  No arrangements...just 3 friends listening and responding to each other and seeing what magical musical conversation transpires! I haven't played with Mitch in a while (He was touring with Leonard Cohen for 2 years) so I'm really looking forward to this!
At:  
The Brass House
9:00 to 1:00
115 San Jacinto Blvd.
www.brasshouseaustin.com

NEXT Friday Jan. 30th
GATO 6
The Elephant Room
315 Congress Ave.
9:30 to 1:30
Gato on Piano, John Mills Sax, Dennis Dotson trumpet, Wayne Salzmann drums, Kris Afflerbaugh Bass, Mike Longoria Percussion and Moi Suzi Stern vocals....so why aren't we called GATO 7 ??

Friday Feb. 6th
The Eddie Gomez Trio!!!!!
Eddie Gomez Bass, Stefan Karlsson piano, Ed Soph drums
Returning to our intimate house concert series at Casa Karen!!
Doors open 7:30 / show 8:00
All the info. and tickets (which are selling out fast) at www.casakaren.org
Or call (512) 459-9900
What an honor to be hosting these musicians once again!!

Then come on back the following weekend to Casa Karen to celebrate George's birthday!
GATO 6 will be playing at Casa Karen on Feb. 13th (Ooo Fri. the 13th. Is this auspicious?)  to party and sing happy BD to mister Gato himself. There will be amazing birthday NY cheesecake, vino, dancing if you feel so inspired, friends and the entire 7 piece band!
www.casakaren.org  for tickets and info.
Or call (512) 459-9900
This will be so much fun!

Hope to see you at these upcoming musical events!
All the Best,
Suzi