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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 2011, featuring Chuck Manning

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REVIEW EXCERPTS: “Simple Gifts” = Susan Krebs Chamber Band (2015)

Potent, fecund, and essential… 5 STARS ~ C. Michael Bailey/All About Jazz

An album to ponder vignette by vignette. ~ Carlo Wolff/DOWNBEAT

A new Jazz paradigm… fresh and beautiful. ~ Robert Nicosia/Music Man Blog

Virtuosic spontaneity, tempered and 'cooked' by riveting lead vocalist. ~ C.J. Bond/Jazz Music Blog

Like food cooked over a slow Bohemian fire, Simple Gifts is savory and satisfying... Honed in small venues and living rooms, Simple Gifts is an album to ponder vignette by vignette. ~ Carlo Wolff / DownBeat

Krebs' recording is that potent, fecund, and essential… an extension and a perfection of that effort to push jazz boundaries into alternate areas… I do not anticipate hearing a more satisfying or original recording the rest of this year

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