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Posted: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 9:45 PM


The Jazz Generation, led by Suzanne Brooks, multi-lingual vocalist, songwriter, literary writer, was established as a multi-ethnic, multi-generational band in 2003. Twelve CDs, 2 musicals and 4 books are the result.

Musicians--Chris Lee, keyboard; Jim Wendt, keyboard/bass; and Dave Peters, drums--are her musical anchors with Michael Otwell completing the group on sax & flute. Every member of the groups is exceptional in talent, sight-reading, experience & travel, enabling Brooks to draw on a huge repertoire in multiple genres, including jazz, R&B, pop, blues, Latin, Hawaiian, soft rock, Gospel and more.

Members of the band perform as vocalist plus one to 4 musicians.
Special: concert/lectures & original shows, "Great Women of Jazz, 1890-1990," “I Believe I Can Fly (2010) & "Aurora included dancers;" collaboration with Afro-Uruguayan Candombe Drum School Founder, Sergio Ortuno (in Uruguay, South America), has collaborated with Brooks in writing or recording 2 songs--"Candombe" and "Aurora" in 2011. A third show: “Time After Time: Jazz of the Past Reflected in Jazz Today," introduced in 2012, was recorded at Sacramento's Track Shack Studios.

The Jazz Generation
• Established in 2003 in Sacramento, CA by vocalist, songwriter, bandleader Brooks.
• Seasoned professionals.
• Multi-ethnic, multi-generational group, full time music professionals with more than 15 years experience each, perform and record originals by Brooks & other contemporary composers plus covers
• Able to travel and passport ready.
• 12 CDs have been produced by Suzanne Brooks/The Jazz Generation; 8 are on sale on

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• Location: Sacramento, Sacramento, CA 95817

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