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Susan Krebs

”Krebs and her band sound like no one else in today´s jazz world.” - John Sanders/Jazz Music Archives

A native of Baltimore, now longtime citizen of Los Angeles, Susan has been an actor and theater improviser for many years (Film: 28 Days; TV: Mad Men, Shameless; Improv: War Babies, the Wims) but her passion has always been for the music, performing at venues such as Vitellos, LACMA, Blue Whale — as well as in theaters and living rooms with her jazz salon, ThemeScene.

Following her critically acclaimed multimedia concert and recording project, JAZZ AVIARY, a Celebration of Birds & the Universal Music We Share, and working again with her longtime collaborators, Rich Eames and Jerry Kalaf, the Susan Krebs Band released Everything Must Change in 2012, featuring Chuck Manning. Her most recent recording projects are: Susan Krebs Chamber Band: “Simple Gifts” released in 2015, and “SPRING ~ Light Out of Darkness”, released on 3.21.18; “trio WoRK” released 9/18, with Ken Wild (bass) and Tom Rizzo (guitar).

An avid gardener and bird lover, Krebs says her work is “about the art of becoming - whether working with plants or music or with oneself - to dig down, to cultivate, to encourage growth, to thrive and flourish, and eventually to let go and begin the cycle anew.”

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”trio WoRK” CD Review Quotes:

“Together, this band of three creates a unique listening experience with creative arrangements, awesome musicianship and a vocalist who’s unafraid to jump off any musical precipice without a parachute.” (Dee Dee McNeil/Musical Memoirs)

“Pure lightness and freewheeling magic in each re-imagining.” (Jonathan Widran/JW Vibe)

“This is about as elegant as music gets…” (Making A Scene)

REVIEW EXCERPTS: SPRING ~ Light Out of Darkness = Susan Krebs Chamber Band (2018) ”Vocalist Susan Krebs has carved a niche for herself as one of the premier singers in chamber jazz, a hybrid style characterized by classical influences, intimate recording quality, delicate musical interplay and poetic lyrical content

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