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The Sound Room

3022 Broadway

Oakland, CA 94611

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Suzanna Smith

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With sparkling charm, a golden tone and an innate sense of swing, Suzanna joyfully brings a soulful blend that is simple, yet sophisticated - true and distinctive.

For this special Welcome Back Birthday Show (hers) Suzanna, who lists Peggy Lee, Anita O'Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Tormé, Sarah Vaughan, Shirley Horn, Chet Baker, and Patsy Cline as influences, brings an ALL-STAR band featuring Lee Bloom on piano, Noel Jewkes on saxophone and Ruth Davies on bass. This intimate group of musicians will be an exquisite setting for Suzanna's return to the Sound Room stage, and a trip through the Great American Songbook.

Christopher Louden in Jazz Times gave this high praise to Suzanna in reviewing her recording, Halfway Between Heaven & Love, "There are relatively few contemporary female vocalists who evoke Peggy Lee, at least not genuinely. Suzanna Smith, new to recording, but a seasoned pro who has been honing her artistry in and around the Bay Area for over a decade, numbers among that rare ilk. That Smith sounds like Lee slightly breathy and warmly sensual with a hint of huskiness is undeniable, but the parallels extend much further. Lees ability to not just caress a ballad but smother it in mink has seldom been matched. She was also a sage swinger never too much, never too little as well as a first-rate songwriter. Smith checks all those boxes."

Brent Black on CriticalJazz.com said her approach is "organic, eclectic, and contemporary, yet rooted in the tradition of what old school vocal jazz was once all about, soul."

We request attendees provide proof of Covid vaccination, and wear a mask when not eating or drinking

Seating is limited to allow distancing.

Hand sanitizer stations are available at the venue.

If you are unwell or running a temperature, please do not attend the show. Initiate a refund.

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The Sound Room

3022 Broadway

Oakland, CA 94611

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Organizer Bay Area Jazz & Arts, Inc

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The Sound Room is aptly named. The focus is on the sound or the music. Unlike clubs where the performance may be peripheral to the experience, at the Sound Room the performance is the experience. We are an all-ages listening room. We exist to present great music and promote jazz as an art form.

The Sound Room is the home of Bay Area Jazz & Arts, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on promoting the Arts.

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