Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Fall is around the corner!

I get a happy feeling in my tummy thinking about autumn coming soon with a shift in the light,  cool breezes after sunset and finally being able to take long walks with out breaking out in a gross sweat!
 Living in Austin Texas, I'm never sad to say goodbye to summer.
With the fall months comes some fantastic musical events that I'm very excited to be a part of.
First of all, Thursday September 15th I will be hosting the brilliant award winning jazz pianist Sorin Zlat at our Casa Karen House Concert Series. Along with Sorin will be Texas based woodwind player Woody Witt, bassist David Craig and drummer Daniel Dufour.
I cannot wait to hear Sorin play on our beautiful concert grand piano!
More about Sorin here:  http://sorinzlat.com/
And tickets and details are at casakaren.org
free drinks, and snacks and an amazing attentive quiet audience!!

Then on Thursday Sept 22nd please join us (if you live in the Austin area), at:
 the Elephant Room, 
315 Congress Ave.     Austin, Texas
 9:30 to 1:30 
The Suzi Stern Quintet
George Oldziey / accordion and piano
Wayne Salzmann /  drums
John Mills  / woodwinds
Paul Unger /  double bass

Friday Sept. 23rd
The Suzi Stern Quintet 
jazz at:
The Kitchen     Dallas Texas
I'll be singing with the fabulous Dave Monsch on woodwinds, Dennis Durick drums, Paul Unger Bass and George Oldziey piano

Dallas, Texas   
Info and details here:  http://kitchencafedallas.com/

I'll be looking forward to doing some work in the recording studio up in Dallas with the remarkable Paul Unger that weekend as well.  I have to take Sat. night off to go catch Jimmy Cobb, who will be up in Dallas if at all possible!

In October:
A tiny tour of the Pacific North West!
October 18th 
Jimmy Maks in Portland Oregon
Suzi Stern voice
Peggy Stern piano
Paul Unger bass

October 19th
Bates House Concert Series
Seattle Washington
Suzi Stern voice
Peggy Stern piano
Paul Unger bass
Call for more info. (512) 924-5821

Several private events will keep me up in the Oregon / Washington area until the end of October.

Back in Austin
October 28th
The Elephant Room
Suzi Stern with Gato piano & accordion, Seth Carper sax, Jimmy Shortel tpt, Alex Browne bass, Bruno Venezof perc, Aaron Easley drums
I will be singing with this fun, high energy crazy latin jazz band again!
Come check it out!  One of my absolute favorite bands!
9:30 to 1:30
315 Congress Ave.

More details on the early winter months coming up, but circle November 13th!!  I will be hosting the Helen Sung ensemble at Casa Karen!!!!  casakaren.org for tickets
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And I'm really excited to be singing with a full orchestra at the Austin Civic Orchestra's holiday Concert December 10th!     
All the details and a full schedule for the ACO at:  austincivicorchestra.org

Thank you for reading my blog and hope to see you at a show or two or three!

Musically Yours,