Suze (Susan) Krebb – Jazz Vocal

 Suzi Krebbs             The L. A. Scene
 Crowne-05 Born and raised in Baltimore, Suze grew up in a home filled with the sounds of Bach, Beethoven, Gilbert & Sullivan, Broadway musicals and the blues of Bessie, Billie and Ella. Graduating from Hollins College with a BA in Drama & Dance, Susan went on to spend her twenties in New York City – studying acting with the extraordinary Uta Hagen, appearing in various Off-Broadway plays and musicals, TV commercials and performing with the improvisational theater company, War Babies. The New York clubs offered her a jazz education, presenting the likes of Duke Ellington, Sheila Jordan, Jackie & Roy, Alberta Hunter, the Mel Lewis/Thad Jones Big Band, Carmen McRae, Dizzie et al.

In1976, Suze and her fellow War Babies flew to Los Angeles for a TV series. She chose to remain in L.A. and make it her new home – delighted that she could garden and hike – and that there were greater work opportunities. Over the years, Suze has appeared in dozens of TV shows (Numbers, The West Wing, ER), Films (Million Dollar Baby, 28 Days), Animation, TV & Radio commercials, and Theater, including her own solo musical revue, Lunar, the all-women’s improvisational company, The Wims, and the contemporary opera, A String of Pearls, both in L.A. and at Carnegie Hall.

 Throughout Suze’s career as an actor and improviser, she was also performing occasionally as a vocalist , and studied for several years with the great jazz singer and teacher, Sue Raney. – Then, in 1995, seeking clarity and artistic direction during a four month “middle years” retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Suze’s sense of herself as a “jazz gardener” came into being – which she explains is “about the art of becoming – whether working with plants or music or with oneself – to dig down, to cultivate, to encourage growth, to thrive and flourish, and eventually to let go and begin the cycle anew.” And so, she returned to L.A. with the intent of devoting herself to the art of jazz singing both as a student and as a performer in order to tell her tale through song.
Jazz Aviary – $16.00  What Am I Here For? – $16.00


1. High Flying Bird
2. Bird Alone
3. The Peace Of Wild Things
4. Songbird
5. Strange Meadowlark
6. Baltimore Oriole
7. Bob White
8. Blackbird
9. The Lark Ascending
10. Skylark
11. A Gaggle Of Geese
12. Ornithology
13. Medley: I’m So Lonesome,
Dink’s Blues, Three Little Birds

14. Bird In The Rain
15. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley
16. Song Of The Birds


1. Peace
What Am I Here For?
Nature Boy
The Way You Look Tonight
Out of This World
Good Morning Heartache
Water Under the Bridge
A Sleepin’ Bee
You Bother Me
10 In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
11 Ten Minutes Ago
piano -Rich Eames    Gary Foster – alto sax – flute     Luther Hughes, Ken Wild – basses
Mike Clinco – guitar     Scott Breadman – percussion     Jerry Kalafo – drums-vibes