Suzanne Brooks, The Jazz Generat
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Suzanne Brooks/The Jazz Generation 2018

Sacramento/Stockton basedEstablished in 2003 in Sacramento by vocalist, songwriter, bandleader, Suzanne Brooks. All members of the band are seasoned professionals and expert sight-readers. Coupled with more than a decade performing together; they…
Aug 30, 2018

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Where are you located?
Sacramento, California
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Musical Artist, Producer, Vocalist, Manager, Record Label, Composer, Author, Editor, Freelance Writer
Tell us a little about your background...
The Jazz Generation:
Suzanne Brooks (vocals/bandleader), Chris Lee (piano/keyboard), Jim Wendt (bass/arranger), Dave Peters (drummer), Michael Otwell (sax.fkute) - perform in many genres for Festivals, Corporate & Community Events, Conferences (as performer and speaker), Universities (U of PA, U of California Davis, Harrisburg Community College, CSU Pomona), Night Clubs/Restaurants, Wineries, and Weddings. They have performed in venues such as the prestigious "Taste of the Bay" at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, the Harlem Theater in New York, Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC and corporations such as RC Willey, Inc., Fulton Avenue Business Association, Gaffers Film Festivals in Sacramento and LA, Conventions and a variety of private parties. Ranked #1 locally/regionally for 16 consecutive months/present on ReverbNation.

The Jazz Generation covers complete weddings, including Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Dinner, & Dancing. The band has recorded 11 CDs--8 on sale at Suzanne Brooks has written and produced and the group has performed in their own original shows, including "Great Women of Jazz, 1890 to 1990" -- named one of the best shows to see by the Sacramento Bee and recipient of a 3 great page review by the Sacramento Observer. Publicity re their March, 2010 show, "I Believe I Can Fly," featuring a 112 year old woman, reached more than 10 million. The Jazz Generation has expanded its performances in R&B, Soul, Pop, and music of the Pacific, as well as continuing covers and originals in a variety of jazz styles.

Suzanne Brooks has been honored by the City of Sacramento and Metropolitan Arts Commission for "Lifetime Achievement in the Arts and Arts Advocacy. The group has appeared on local and regional commercial and cable television programs with distinction. Vocals can be in English, Spanish, French, Latin and Hawaiian. This is also one of the only acts with such depth of repertoire--over 1000 songs from 1890 to 1990, contemporary songs, with new ones arriving from contemporary composers asking to have their songs added to The Jazz Generation repertoire. We perform both covers and our own originals.

The Band's size and instrumentation can be modified to perfectly match your entertainment needs, with a vocalist and up to four musicians on keyboard, bass, drums, sax/flute--our core. Established in 2003, The Jazz Generation has an established fan base and a reputation for outstanding music, concert lectures, artist-in residence, and original musical shows. Vocslist is multi-lingual--fluent in Spanish; some French, Latin, & Hawaiian.

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Vocalist, Piano, Bass, Drums, Saxophone, Other
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Upcoming April Events

Posted on April 3, 2017 at 10:46pm 0 Comments

April 18, 2017: "Great Women of Jazz" Concert

Annual Luncheon, Retired California Teachers                                   North Ridge Country Club, Fair Oaks, CA (private)

April 22, 2017  Noon to 4 PM                                                                 Women's Civic Improvement Club of Sacramento, Annual Open House, 3555 3rd Ave, Sacramento, CA 95817



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