Susie Meissner Releases New Jazz CD "I'll Remember April"
New York, New York-June 8, 2009--Susie Meissner began performing professionally with a dinner theatre group in the mid-70s earning a paltry $7 a night. The education she received during that tenure goes beyond anything tangible. Prior to that sojourn her lifetime love for jazz and great songwriters began in her youth by exploring that wonderful world through the recordings of Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday. Then once Susie was exposed to the genius of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and Rogers and Hart, she immediately became infatuated with their work. That respect and adoration reaches its fruition on a beautiful tribute to honor her inspirations on I’ll Remember April.
Susie effortlessly makes her way through standards such as “How Deep Is The Ocean” (Irving Berlin), “Little Girl Blue” (Rodgers & Hart), and “What A Wonderful World” (George David Weiss and Bob Thiele). With the help of some seasoned veterans such as special guest and Grammy Award winner Brian Lynch (trumpet), the jazz diva makes all the songs her own.
I’ll Remember April is a debut to remember and jazz aficionados everywhere will be talking about this release for some time to come. This is the kind of recording that hits the jazz purist’s sweet spot and Susie and her band are bound to reap the benefits.
Visit the Susie Meissner website for more information regarding I’ll Remember April or visit CD Baby for sound samples and to order your own copy of the CD.