Susana Santos Silva was born in Porto in the year of 1979. She holds a Master Diploma in Jazz Performance ‘2010 from Codarts, Rotterdam, where she worked with Eric Vloeimans, Jarmo Hoogendijk and Wim Both.
She holds a Graduate Diploma in Jazz/Trumpet ‘2008 from the College of Music and Performing Arts in Porto. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Trumpet ‘2004 from the same school, finishing the course at the Stlaatliche Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe in Reinhold Friedrich‘s Class, where she also had lessons with Prof. Edward Tarr, Klaus Schuwerk and Klaus Braker.
She is a part of Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos, with whom she records Portology featuring Lee Konitz, OJM Invites Chris Cheek, Our Secret World featuring Kurt Rosenwinkel, Amoras e Framboesas featuring Maria João and plays with Mark Turner, Rich Perry, John Riley, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Bob Berg, Rick Margitza, Perico Sambeat, Conrad Herwig, Ingrid Jensen, Joshua Redman, Dan Weiss, John Hollenbeck, Theo Bleckman, Jordi Rossi, Maria Schneider, among others. The orchestra has been playing on the jazz festivals all over Portugal and in Milano, Brussels, Boston and New York.