The Jazz Generation band performed on November 12, 2015 for the Fulton Avenue Business Association annual event in Sacramento for the 3rd time. In addition to other and private events, the band performed on April 25 for the 9th year in a row at the Annual Open House of the Sacramento Women's Civic Improvement Club. The Jazz Generation participates in a creative collaboration with Sergio Ortuno, master Canndombe drummer in Uruguay, South America.
Classy, Professional, Versatile, Entertaining: Suzanne Brooks and the innovative core musicians of The Jazz Generation-Chris Lee, Jim Wendt and Dave Peters- perform in many genres for Festivals, Corporate & Community Events, Conferences (as performer and speaker), Universities (U of PA, U of California Davis, Harrisburg Community College, CSU Pomona), Night Clubs/Restaurants, Wineries, and Weddings. They have performed in venues such as the prestigious "Taste of the Bay" at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, the Harlem Theater in New York, Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC and corporations such as RC Willey, Inc., Fulton Avenue Business Association, Gaffers Film Festivals in Sacramento and LA, Conventions and a variety of private parties.
The Jazz Generation covers complete weddings, including Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Dinner, & Dancing. The band has recorded 11 CDs--8 on sale at Suzanne Brooks has written and produced and the group has performed in their own original shows, including "Great Women of Jazz, 1890 to 1990" -- named one of the best shows to see by the Sacramento Bee Newspaper and recipient of a great 3 page review by the Sacramento Observer. Publicity re their March, 2010 show, "I Believe I Can Fly," featuring a 112 year old woman, reached more than 10 million. The Jazz Generation has expanded its performances in R&B, Soul, Pop, and music of the Pacific, as well as continuing covers and originals in a variety of jazz styles.
Suzanne Brooks has been honored by the City of Sacramento and Metropolitan Arts Commission for "Lifetime Achievement in the Arts and Arts Advocacy. The group has appeared on local and regional commercial and cable television programs with distinction. Vocals can be in English, Spanish, French, Latin and Hawaiian. This is also one of the only acts with such depth of repertoire with new songs arriving from contemporary composers asking to have their songs added to The Jazz Generation repertoire.
The Band's size and instrumentation can be modified to perfectly match your entertainment needs, with one or two vocalists and up to five musicians on keyboard, bass, drums, sax and guitar. Established in 2003, The Jazz Generation has an established fan base, a Grammy's submission last year, and a reputation for outstanding music, concert lectures, artist-in residence, and original musical shows. This incredible background makes it possible to make events special. Collaborations also with composers in New York and Ohio, as well as Candombe Master Drummer in Montevideo, Uruguay.
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