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!
The Brass House
9:00 to 1:00
115 San Jacinto Blvd.

NEXT Friday Jan. 30th
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 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
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!  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,

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Jazz in the new year!!

Hello Everyone!!
I've been on a much needed media "fast" and giving you a much needed rest from emil inundation!!
Now please allow me to wish you all a belated "Happy New Year"!!

Some January Jazz I'd like to let you know about ahead:
If you plan to be in Houston this chilly weekend, Jan. 10th & 11th I will be performing with the wonderful jazz pianist Paul English and his group!  I'm very much looking forward to a weekend of concerts and workshops.  If you plan to be in Houston visit my web site for details.  
Then I'm off to snowy Buffalo!!!!

Circle the date!
The first Casa Karen Concert of the year!
Friday January 23rd
The Karlsson/ Whittaker Trio!!
Jazz Pianist extraordinaire Stefan Karlsson who graced our space at Casa Karen last year with famed bassist Edie Gomez returns with the remarkable Houston based drummer Sebastian Whittaker, and the very talented Daniel Parr on bass.
Doors open at 7:30 / show 8:00
All the details and ticket purchase at
OR call (512) 459-9900
free refreshments with ticket purchase

I truly look forward to seeing you again and to a year of great music ahead!
All the Best,