Thursday, September 30, 2010

I hope you'll join me in Houston for this fun and adventurous voice class!
"The Art of the Jazz Vocalist"
Suzi Stern--Facilitator

Presented by the Jazz Institute of Houston
in partnership with
The University of Houston-Downtown

October 9th from 1:00-5:00 pm

Learn to make a song feel like a new and spontaneous expression every single time you sing it and get involved with the musical conversation that the rest of the instrumentalists are having on the band stand. information and knowledge of the jazz vocabulary is essential to eliminate fear so that you can take charge as a band leader.

From 1:00 to 2:30 : A Capella exercises to help free your musical ideas and find a new sense of courage and musical flexibility!

From 2:45 to 5:00 : Apply this new found perspective on the dynamic use of your voice in the performance of jazz standards. Jazz pianist and composer George Oldziey will accompany the vocalists and a sound system and mic will be provided. We will discuss use of the mic, stage presence, reading and understanding your charts, communicating your musical needs to the band and ultimately having a great time singing your tunes making them a fresh and spontaneous adventure every time you sing them!

Bring music for our accompanist to read, (two or 3 charts should be fine) and feel free to record the days session.

Location: The University of Houston, Downtown
1 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002
The Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium
3rd floor (Main Street Level) of the Academic Building
Cost $65.00

To register or for more information, contact Michele White at:
Complimentary Parking in the UHD parking garage

Jazz singer Suzi Stern is based in Austin, Texas where she performs regularly in addition to appearances across the U.S. and Europe. She has won acclaim for her emotional clear voice and for her own creative compositions and original arrangements. Journalist Brad Buchholtz of The Austin American Statesman says of Stern "Jazz singer Suzi Stern has learned the great secret that transcends art - that the voice from the heart is at the center of all virtuosity."

Stern is also a respected jazz educator. She was on the faculty of Marylherst College in Oregon teaching jazz vocals and improvisation, and presently teaches for Austin Live Music Academy through the University of Texas at Austin as well as teaching ongoing jazz clinics at Universities and institutes throughout the U.S. and Europe.

In 1997, Suzi won the JAZZIZ Magazine Vocals on Fire competition for
Best New Vocalist

What people are saying about Suzi:

" . . . a rare gem, a gifted artist who simultaneously defines and reinterprets what jazz is today."
- Beth Hoskins
The Buffalo Evening News / Art Voice

Stern's ease with a challenging melody is matched by her improvisational prowess...

Willamette Week

..the most polished scat singer in Texas...

Texas Monthly

Friday, September 3, 2010

Hello Everyone!
I hope you'll join me at the Bon Voyage, pre Italy, jazz in the heart of Texas gig!
This Thursday, Sept. 9th
at: The Elephant Room
9:30 to 1:30
315 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX.
(512) 473-2279
The Suzi Stern Quintet
joining me will be, Rich Harney piano, John Fremgen Bass, Wayne Satzmann drums and the amazing Dr. John Mills sax
I am so fortunate to have this world class group of guys to play with, and I hope you'll come hear us!

This summer has been filled with traveling and some outstanding performance experiences...
Below is a re-cap of some of the highlights and some up-coming gigs as well...thanks for the continued support and hope to see you soon.
all the best,

Check out this exciting band if you haven't yet had the opportunity! we'll be back at the Elephant this fall...
GATO 6 featuring Suzi Stern
with George Oldziey piano , Wayne Salzman drums, Kris Afflerbaugh bass, Dennis Dotson trumpet, John Mills sax, Sergio Santos percussion
The Elephant Room
315 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX.
Sat. August 14th
Suzi Stern at Cezannes
Montrose Ave. Houston TX.
with: George Oldziey piano, David Craig bass, Sabastian Whittaker drums & Dennis Dotson trumpet
Thursday Aug. 26th
Suzi Stern Quartet with Paul Unger at:
The Scat Jazz in Dallas/Ft. Worth TX.
for info. visit
Sunday Aug. 29th
Suzi Stern Quartet in concert
at: Sullivans
Doors open at 6:00, show starts at 7:00
300 Colorodo St.
Austin TX.
(512) 495-6504
with Rich Harney, Scott Lanningham, John Fremgen and Kellye Grey
Sept. 12th to the 25th
Off to ITALY!!!! Rome, Sorrento, Capri, the Amalfi Coast!!
October 9th
teaching a jazz vocal workshop for:
Jazz Institute of Houston
Check out details on line
and that evening I'll be singing with Paul English at:
The French Corner
in Houston Tx.
Oct. 21st
Suzi Stern with GATO 6
At The Elephant Room
Austin TX.
with George Oldziey, Wayne Salzmann, Kris Afflerbaugh, John Mills and Dennis Dotson
Nov. 18th
The Suzi Stern Quintet
The Elephant Room
315 Congress
Austin TX.
with Rich Harney, Wayne Salzman, John Fremgen and John Mills
The highlight of May was May 19th at Kitano in NYC
with Bob Rodriguez, Steve Varner & Tom Sayek. It was absolutely wonderful...hope to see you there again in the not too distant future.
June was filled with hours in the recording studio...GATO 6 is looking at releasing a new c.d. in early October, so keep your eyes open! It's been a blast singing those charts!
My work with Symphony of Soul is on-going...bringing music to homeless shelters, and special care facilities.