A Note on Sue Maskaleris:
Sue is a gifted pianist, singer, composer, lyricist and arranger of jazz and Brazilian jazz. Today you can hear some of her music, as well as Brazilian chorinhos, a style that evolved the same time ragtime was born in the U.S. It has many similarities in rhythm as well.
Sue's original Brazilian jazz group, Trio do Rio, performs at jazz festivals. She's toured the world solo and leading groups. She also plays violin, Brazilian guitar and bass. Her CDs feature greats Eddie Gomez, Lenny White, Mark Murphy, Mark Egan, Toninho Horta and many more as part of her compositions. She was 1st runner-up in the Thelonious Monk Composition Competition and has won many other awards worldwide.
Her latest original Brazilian jazz CD, Bring and Nothing But Your Heart debuted at #3 in the U.S. on the Jazz Adds Charts. Audiophile magazine gave it 5 stars, calling her "hugely talented."
Hear Sue Play!
Produced in partnership with:
Council for Living Music
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund