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Suzanne Grzanna

From New York – Paris – Japan – Russia – Los Angeles – Chicago, Suzanne Grzanna has made a prominent world-wide name for herself.  She has performed at prestigious halls such as the Blue Note, Birdland, Preservation Hall, Cinegrill, and the Hollywood Bowl.  Suzanne has had such sit-ins with players such as Frank Morgan, Dave Hazeltine, Bryan Lynch, Betty Carter, Ray Brown Jr., Charles McPherson, John Hurd, and Jeff Goldblum to name a few.  Her unique talent of not only being a dazzling saxophonist but also a sultry vocalist…can make you melt in your seat.             The sound of Grzanna Jazz is somewhat a hybrid of classic jazz, pop standards, original compositions, and funky tunes all clearly influenced by Suzanne’s unique and contemporary style.  She has released six CD’s, with a new one coming out this next year. Her music has won rave reviews from both the critics and her fans.  Says the Pasadena Weekly, “Her smoky voice and skillful sax set her apart from many other jazz performers, both those of her own age and beyond.”   Suzanne Grzanna began her jazz career at age five when she studied piano.  She grew up in a small suburb of Milwaukee, WI and flourished in music from the beginning.  Her parents, Don and Maureen Grzanna, are notable musicians who taught her the discipline of the craft.  As a very young girl, I would always see my father performing around the city

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“Ms. Grzanna is one of the best female entertainers in the United States,” Maximillien de Lafayette, International bestselling author, historian and stage producer

“She’s a stunning saxophonist, with a flair for gorgeous, powerful solos and energy to drive her band into sweaty bop workouts,” Shepherd Express 2006, Milwaukee, WI

“A dazzling performer to behold, she’s always a crowd pleaser,” Eugene Weekly, Eugene, Oregon “Suzanne Grzanna’s about as close as you can get in this biz to a sure bet,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel It “swings comfortably with clever lyrics and the sax solos showcase Grzanna’s soulful sound and strong tone,” John Gilbert Jazz Critic

“The Grzanna Quartet soars on the crowd’s energy and produces inventive solos that make the diners put down their forks to applaud

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Wedding Day

Diva Records LLC
2016

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Daybreak

Diva Records LLC
2016

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Christmas Night

Diva Records LLC
2008

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Simply Sunday

Diva Records LLC
2005

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My Santa Baby

Diva Records LLC
2004

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Fly Me to the Moon

Diva Records
1999

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