Jazz singer-songwriter Suzanne Cloud has been combining jazz with politics and cultural commentary since 1996 when she teamed up with over 20 Philly musicians to create her classic CD With A Little Help From My Friends (now in re-issue). She performs jazz classics and originals,"with a healthy dose of funk, dissonance, biting satire, and moral outrage"...Cloud's voice ranges from melodic oration and soulful wails to sultry moans and mockingly saccharine excess, effects aided by her powerful projection, smooth glissandi, and effortless ornamentation." (All About Jazz) But before that, she was schooled by Philly's finest jazz glitterati: Eddie Green, Tyrone Brown, Johnny Coles, Jimmy Oliver, Sam Dockery and Evelyn Simms.
Cloud has teamed up with composer/guitarist Tom Glenn, an Emmy-award winner for his musical work with NJ Public TV and a monster musician who has toured and recorded with many top R&B stars, to write songs and record together. http://www.tomglennmusic.com/
And to make the night even sweeter, my friend and mentor, the legendary bassist Tyrone Brown will be with us. Ty was the mainstay with bebop pioneer Max Roach for many, many years and has played on many seminal albums and CDs during his professional life. https://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/tyronebrown
Come out and see what we've been working on! http://suzanne.cloud