In her sixth annual celebration of song and literature THE LIT SHOW, LA's Diva Deluxe SUZY WILLIAMS performs songs based on words by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Kurt Vonnegut, Edna St Vincent Millay, J.D. Salinger, Samuel Beckett, Raymond Chandler, Truman Capote, Vladimir Nabokov, Rudyard Kipling and more.
Dorothy Parker wrote a song that Billie Holiday sang. Tennessee Williams wrote a song that Marlon Brando sang as a rambling troubadour in The Fugitive Kind. Lonely House was written by Kurt Weill and Langston Hughes. Jack Kerouac & Allen Ginsberg wrote Pull My Daisy with David Amram. You've read the book, now hear the song.
Suzy will be joined by accomplished pianist and composer Brad Kay and their band of renowned LA musicians.
Suzy WilliamsTHE LIT SHOW on Saturday, July 16 at 7:30pm at Beyond Baroque
http://beyondbaroque.org/ 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, 310-822-3006, $15
Suzy's voice is vibrant and lusty...great gusto and bold emotion.
Williams' energy must be seen to be believed...a natural performer.
Robert Palmer, New York Times
SUZY WILLIAMS has played Carnegie Hall with Stormin' Norman Zamcheck, performed with Moses Pendleton's Pilobolus dance troupe, and has worked with Van Dyke Parks, Buster Poindexter, Marc Shaiman, Nicholas Ray among many others. Bette Midler, Horace Silver, Roosevelt Sykes, Ann Magnuson, Eubie Blake, Odetta and Hadda Brooks have praised her passionate singing and vibrant energy.
Williams is an enormously amusing, endearing presence...with tough, belting authority.
John Rockwell, New York Times
Suzy Williams is a very talented singer with a wide range who knows how to put on an entertaining and witty show. She can sing anything from 1920's jazz and swing to blues, rock & roll and folk music. Williams' highly expressive vocals are always worth hearing.
Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene
BRAD KAY, composer, pianist and historian, has led bands in Los Angeles since 1965. He has collaborated with Danny Elfman's Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, jazz pioneer Gerald Wilson, writer Harlan Ellison, director Tim Burton and Suzy & Her Solid Senders. Kay plays cornet and piano with Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys.
No one I have ever met is more dedicated to music than the great pianist Brad Kay...he is ever searching for infinite harmonic variations, love and a soulful sense of humor in his music.