I have known Suzanne Cabot since the glory days of Eames Hall back at UMass Lowell when we were both bright-eyed, 18-year-old music majors. Suzanne ended up completing her BA in Music Performance with a concentration in Music Business while I decided to change majors and drew pictures of bunny rabbits all over my Music Theory final (but that’s another story). She studied classical voice under Janice Giampa and since then has performed with a variety of notable musicians including David Clark, Bob Simonelli, Justin Meyer and Kenny Hadley.
Most recently, Suzanne released her debut CD and was kind enough to send me an autographed copy! “Fine & Mellow” is a beautiful mix of blues and jazz and Suzanne’s voice is perfectly complemented by the piano and bass stylings of Pamela Hines and David Clark. This Boston-based trio offers a very intimate take on ten tunes without drums. The fresh improvisations in this close setting make you feel as though the stage is three feet away and Hines and Clark offer strong solos to make this CD a three-way creative journey that you’ll want to listen to over and over.
Congratulations, Sue! I am SUPER proud of you and can’t wait to get together again to talk about college shenanigans, expertly color pictures of Sponge Bob, drink cheap beer, and jam (poorly) on the ukelele!