Saturday, December 7, 2013

The end of a great year and looking ahead!

Happy Holidays to all of you! 
2013 has been a beautifully creative year for us and I'd like to share some of the warm feedback we've received for my latest release from the press (below)
But first here's a few events still to come before we ring in 2014!
Thank you all for making this a musically successful year…with out your support the music can't happen…you are each and every one of you a huge part of this amazing process and we love you!

December 14th at Casa Karen!!
We are so thrilled to be hosting NYC based saxophonist Stan Killian!!
with Bruce Saunders guitar / Mike Porter bass / Kyle Thompson drums
special guests Suzi Stern and George Oldziey (performing Stans Original material)
$25 ticket price with free refreshments!
You can call for reserved seating : (512) 459-9900  
OR order on line at
doors open at 7:30 / show at 8:00
visit  to read more about this amazing artist and hear some tracks!

Sat. December 21st 
The Suzi Stern Quintet
The Brass House
Suzi Stern with George Oldziey piano / Daniel Dufour drums / John Mills sax and clarinet / and coming to town for this show:  the remarkable Paul Unger on bass!

There will be drawings for holiday gifts that I'm giving away like a crazed jazz elf !  Come join us for the party!!
9:00 to 1:00
San Jacinto and 2nd St. downtown Austin
peruse my site if you have time. I have tracks to listen to:

on December 22nd a holiday treat:
"A Child's Christmas in Wales"
A musical reading (and singing!!) of the Dylan Thomas classic !!
Suzi Stern singing 4 of her original songs and reciting the entire wondrous story,
with improvised music played on toys and unusual instruments by
woodwind wiz Alex Coke, keyboard master Rich Harney & Bassist Evan Arradondo...

First Presbyterian Church
8001 Mesa Blvd
When: Sun, December 22, 2013
3pm matinee

Tickets at the door $15 adults / $10 seniors / $5 children under 12

and sharing some warm feedback from the press in 2013 that I'm really honored to have:
"Stern's musical style pallet is wide…her compositions are a testament to her wide reaching command of many styles and her ability to match a musical mood to the feeling of her words.grace and elegance...Overall, if there was a genre called art-jazz this wonderful offering would certainly fit that bill. A delightful musical journey.."   JAZZ TIMES 

"Stern not only possesses a naturally beautiful voice, capable of exploring all the emotions songs deliver to the artist, but she composed the music and lyrics and is responsible for the arrangements…it is a stunning achievement!  Let it seep in!!"   5 stars out of 5!  AMAZON / HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE 

"...on “Firefly“you’ll hear a singer who has “been there” already… and she paints sonic beauty that makes you want to go right along with her, no matter the cost!" IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION review 2013 

"pure beauty...a disc that has few comparatives...airs not normally found in rock, jazz, or related modes... Stern embraces the timbre of midnight...Haunted Heart enfolds an atmosphere the word 'bittersweet' was invented for.not just 'a showcase for' Ms. Stern's entrancing vocals and depth- encrusted compositions but her very soul as well.   FAME Review 2013

"Suzi Stern transcends the limitations of genre with this subtly compelling, quietly evocative collection of original compositions and imaginative arrangements that prove to be her most ambitious project to date."  AUSTIN CHRONICLE '13

"There is something in Suzi Stern's voice that is contained in all of our voices; it is ageless, timeless...she sings with pure depth and emotion…"  JSTOP 21 review 2013

 "highly recommended for those who love expressive singing but would welcome a change from the jazz standards repertoire. More please, Suzi!! "   JAZZ CAMERA review 2013

"Stern brings her beautiful voice to the fore in service of taking it down a different set of back’s clear Stern wants to mark a little territory of her own!"  MIDWEST RECORD review 2013

"Stern's vocals are like the glittery gilding framing the outline of a picture frame. The arrangements have the effect of landscaping the smooth swagger of her beautiful vocals." 5 Stars! SUSAN FRANCIS /YAHOO review 2013

Thank you all for supporting live music!!!  Have a happy, healthy, successful, creatively inspired 2014!!
Much Love,

keep scrolling down to see the past blogs! There were concerts and festivals in NYC and Kingston, Houston and Dallas and gracing our Casa Venue: Eddie Gomez, Jay Clayton, Pam York, Rich Perry, Alex Sipiagen, Fred Hamilton, Peggy Stern, Stefan Karlsson, Peggy Stern, Ed Soph, Bruce Saunders to name only a few...