With guitarist Tom Glenn and bassist Andy Lalasis ~ "How about a little politics with your jazz?"
8PM-Midnight, $10 ~ students get a $5 table credit when you purchase this ticket online!
Suzanne Cloud, writer, historian, and jazz singer appeared with Philadelphia’s top musicians and recorded six albums both as leader and featured artist for two decades. Her 1996 CD With A Little Help From My Friends was recently re-released and garnered glowing reviews from around the world: "Suzanne Cloud...prefers to focus our attention on her brain rather than her voice. On her original 'Below the Beltway,' she wittily juxtaposes the repetitious, singsong rhythms of political talkspeak with a jazz vocal and a funky backbeat." (Village Voice)"Suzanne Cloud doesn't beat around the bush. Her songs aim squarely at political and cultural conservatism. Her lyrics have a clever, inventive and humorous edge ...she lets fly barbs of satire and outrage." -Green Left (Australia) Leaving the stage to complete her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in American Studies, Suzanne recently returned to the clubs. Cloud has authored six young-adult history books, writes frequently for the Philadelphia Inquirer,and is executive director of Jazz Bridge, a nonprofit aiding musicians in crisis. Her play Last Call at the Downbeat was part of the 2013 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. Cloud, a past Commonwealth Speaker for the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, conceptualized Vision Song: Our Hearts, Our Future, Our Voices, a new commission for Bobby Zankel’s jazz orchestra and recently received a $60 grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage for Jazz Bridge to produce four concerts celebrating the release of the first Philadelphia Real Book.