Singer. Songwriter. Teacher. Actor. Mom. Suzi has worn many hats, sometimes several at the same time. Suzi cut her teeth on jazz, learning to phrase from greats like Sarah Vaughan and Peggy Lee, developing an ear for harmony from the Four Freshmen, and learning to cut loose from Louis Jourdan. Growing up in a household where Funny Girl and Gypsy alternated with Nat King Cole and Stan Kenton, Suzi learned early on that a song is really a story, with or without words, and that you have to believe it to tell it effectively.
Not surprisingly, Suzi began singing - jazz, blues, pop, rock 'n roll, swing and Dixieland - and acting in musical theatre. She waltzed her way across Canada and all the way to Alaska with Les Miserables. At one memorable audition, she encountered piano phenom Doug Balfour. It was a partnership waiting to happen. Suzi and Doug played clubs like Fitzgerald's, the Groaning Board and the Cafe on the Park throughout the 80s. Although they went their separate ways, their paths kept on crossing, leading to an inevitable reunion.
Performing an eclectic mix of music - along with their own compositions - Suzi and Doug are together again, with a new musical maturity and nuanced approach to their material. Funny, haunting and unforgettable.