Sue Matthews. As a ‘standards’ jazz vocalist, Sue Matthews has been delighting audiences in Kent County as well as around the Globe, for over 30 years. Her 8 full-length record releases have garnered the attention and praise of both national and international audiences and published critics. Her silky smooth croon and infectious vitality have entertained audiences in top jazz clubs, concert halls and music festivals around the world: Calgary Philharmonic, Annapolis Symphony, Tampa Symphony and NYC’s Town Hall; for Sofitel, performances in Amsterdam, Holland and Buenos Aires, Argentina; a ‘Fly-On’ Entertainer for the Carnival Cruise Lines; T.V. appearances; National and International Music Festivals, ie: Clifden Artsweek in County Galway, Ireland, The Saluzzo Music Festival, Italy, Rehoboth Jazz Festival, Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, The Chestertown Jazz Festival, Berks Jazz Festival, The W.C. Handy Festival in Muscle Shoals, Alabama; Artist In Residence for the Augusta Festival. Ms. Matthews self-produced shows to highlight the lives and music of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Richard Rogers, Gershwin, Porter, Judy Garland, Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Van Heusen and Sinatra have become a favorite of her fans and performance venues.
Presenting such a showcase at the W.C. Handy Festival in Florence, Alabama, “…from extraordinary vocalist Sue Matthews with pianist Robert Redd… a musical biography of Johnny Mercer that was to my taste, one the finest conceived and most beautifully executed and transporting tributes one could hope to hear.” –Just Guitar No. 78.
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