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A unique singer on the rise, with a captivating new CD

It's not often that a delightful new singer appears on our radar with a distinctive voice and assured grace already in place, but San Francisco vocalist Susan Getz is doing just that. From the first note she sings, it's clear that Susan has been listening to the greats, but there's no doubt that her sound is her own.

Now, with an ever-growing resume of appearances in major Bay Area music venues like the Plush Room, Shanghai 1930 and Cafe du Nord, and with her beautiful new CD, Jazz Boxx, in hand, Susan Getz stands ready to bring her wonderful, singular sound to a wider musical audience.

No less a jazz expert than famed producer Teo Macero said upon listening to Jazz Boxx, “It's nice to hear a new voice. Susan Getz is on the right path, with a charming sound and a different style. The concept, to be sure, is hers alone.”

Susan sings with economy and a ready warmth, underscored by an ever-present yet controlled emotion. She stays close to the melody, generally eliminating flourishes and vocal adornments.

Asked to describe her own style, Susan answers with a smile, “I try to sing like Ernest Hemingway writes. He doesn't put in a lot of extra words, but he's very descriptive. I think it was Miles Davis who said, 'Don't worry about playing a lot of notes. Just find one pretty one.' That's what I shoot for in my music.”

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Album The Green Eyed Girl by Susan Getz

The Green Eyed Girl

Litsis Records
2007

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Album Jazz Boxx by Susan Getz

Jazz Boxx

Litsis Records
2004

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Say Goodbye To Love

Say Goodbye To Love

Susan Getz
Jazz Boxx

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