Suzy Williams - press, photos & news!
Thursday, July 30, 2009 ~ Stormin Norman & Suzy - George Washington Tavern, Washington Depot, CT Showtime: 9:30 PM. Click HERE to see .pdf poster (suitable for framing!) or HERE for a .gif poster (equally suitable for framing...)
Friday, July 31, 2009 ~ Stormin Norman & Suzy - Third Life Studio 33 Union Square (Somerville Ave), Somerville, MA 02143 ~ Showtime: 8:00 PM. For more information please call 617-628-0916 or 310-306-7330. For detailed directions/map: http://www.thirdlifestudio.com/directions.html
Please join SUZY WILLIAMS & NORMAN ZAMCHECK for this VERY SPECIAL show. At eighteen years old, Suzy met “Stormin’ Norman” Zamcheck, a Yale graduate in literature and “damn good boogie woogie piano player”. Partnering with Stormin' Norman, she cut two albums with him (Fantasy Rag, 1975 and Ocean of Love, 1978) and toured the east coast for 12 years. In 1976, the great jazz pianist and composer Eubie Blake paid Suzy an inspiring compliment in the form of a handwritten letter, "I heard alot of white women try to imitate negroid singing, but you are the only one who has it down pat."
With their own unique rag'n'roll, Stormin’ Norman & Suzy eventually played Carnegie Hall. They received lots of critical praise: "Suzy's voice is vibrant and lusty...great gusto and bold emotion." - Nat Hentoff. "Williams' energy must be seen to be believed...a natural performer." - Robert Palmer, The New York Times. They continue to do amazing shows together every year.
For more information, contact Gerry Fialka, phone: 310-306-7330, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
what the critics have to say about the act that blew MANHATTAN TRANSFER off the stage at Carnegie Hall....
"Williams' energy must be seen to be believed...a natural performer." - Robert Palmer, New York Times.
"Suzy's voice is vibrant and lusty...great gusto and bold emotion." - Nat Hentoff.
"Williams is an enormously amusing, endearing presence...with tough, belting authority." - John Rockwell, New York Times
"I heard alot of white women try to imitate negroid singing, but you are the only one who has it down pat." - Eubie Blake
"Suzy Williams is a very talented singer with a wide range who knows how to put on an entertaining and witty show. She can sing anything from 1920's jazz and swing to blues, rock & roll and folk music. Williams' highly expressive and witty vocals are always worth hearing." - Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene
The LA Weekly deems Suzy Williams "LA's Diva Deluxe"
LA City Beat declares "local joy Suzy Williams"
Please check out Stormin' Norman and Suzy on youtube.com
The LA Weekly deemed Suzy Williams "LA's diva deluxe" LA City Beat declared "local joy Suzy Williams"
Suzy's SOLID SENDERS Band include Brad Kay on piano, Kahlil Sabbagh on drums and vibes, Charles Burns on sax, Dave Jones on bass, Dan Weinstein on trombone, Corey Gemm on trumpet and more TBA. Visit: Suzy's website for HiRes Stills and see Suzy Williams and Her Senders on youtube.com
THE BACKBONERS (Suzy Williams, Bill Burnett, Kahlil Sabbagh and Ginger Smith) play original songs by Bill Burnett inspired by great vocal groups like The Mamas & The Papas, as well as some exciting covers. THE BACKBONERS' fresh harmonies and stellar arrangements reinvent the summer of love magic. With recent live performances from Santa Monica, California to Swans Island, Maine, The BACKBONERS retrieve the spirit of inspired and inspiring music many grew up with. Check out their new CD "Spine" at www.billburnett.com. Also visit: www.muralista.org/suzy (new link to HEAR SUZY SING with KAHLIL, too) and www.gingerandkahlil.com
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