Fresh from selling out clubs like Boston’s Scullers Jazz Club, New York’s famous Birdland, San Francisco’s fabulous RRazz Room, and having been the late Joan Rivers’ opening act, Suede says she’s thrilled to return to New Hope’s RRazz Room in their new venue at the Raven, joined by longtime collaborators Tomoko Ohno on piano and Bill Moring on bass.
“I LOVE coming to New Hope whenever I can,” she said. “It’s one of the most charming, gorgeous, and friendly villages, with amazing, unusual shops and restaurants.
“The fact that the RRazz Room is also here is a total bonus — to play a room that’s all about listening, playing, and being so intimate with one’s audience — who I ADORE,” Suede continued. “This will be my first time in the new home for the RRazz Room at the Raven. I’ve heard fantastic things about it, and I really can’t wait.”
Suede also plays piano, guitar and trumpet, but voice is her first instrument, and entertaining is clearly her first love. She sings original material, and pop, blues and jazz standards, and is widely reputed to possess one of the finest set of pipes in the country.
A native of New York, Suede knew early on that she wanted to make singing her life, and she began bar gigs while still in high school. She began formal training in classical voice and trumpet in college, obtaining a Bachelor of Music degree before launching her musical career shortly after graduation. She started out in the Washington area playing local clubs from Baltimore to Harrisburg, and down to Richmond, V.A., and everywhere in between.
“From astounding acapella, incredibly intimate ballads, and smokin’ trumpet solos, to ‘bring down the house’ belting blues, Suede delivers it all with her own unique blend of warmth, wit and musical artistry,” say promoters.
Tickets are $50 for limited VIP, $30 for general admission, and can be purchased online. The May 7 show begins at 7:30 p.m.