Now Accepting New Ongoing and Casual Engagements for
2007 - 2008

Phone: (916) 483-9804
Sacramento, CA

Suzanne Brooks - jazz vocalist, head shot

Suzanne Brooks - Vocalist

Big John Evans at the drums


Chris Lee
- Keyboard


Kim Nguyen
- Keyboard, Bass, Flute

Gabe Stivala with guitar - Small Ensemble Guitarist.

Gabe Stivala
- Guitar

Suzanne Brooks


A smooth, mature and trained voice that delivers sultry, sophisticated, and dynamic jazz, passionate, moving Gospel and a truly vast repertoire of familiar and less well known standards, jazz tunes, R&B pop and a little Country in her own style and arrangements. Brooks has worked/recorded with an array of talented musicians, including Reggie Graham, noted Sacramento jazz/Gospel musician and good friend who co-wrote the song “Lasting Impression." Musician, jazz educator Michele Weir contributed the arrangement of “Listening to the Radio.” In 2003, she formed the Jazz Generation, adding a unique style to the Sacramento scene.

Four CDs are currently on sale. “Great Women of Jazz: A Tribute” (based on the show by Suzanne Brooks) and “Listening To The Radio"--released December, 2005. “Even Sad Memories Are Sweet” and “Miles to Go Before I Sleep” were released in 2003 and 2004. She records on her own label, Women of Color Day. New projects are underway, with more originals. Besides songwriting, Brooks writes poems, stories, essays and show scripts. She sings in Spanish, French and Hawaiian and is originally from Philadelphia, PA.






Chris Lee


 A superb musician, Chris Lee on keyboard or piano, is outstanding in his own right, young and dynamic, performing exciting solos and imaginative improvisation. A talented, classically trained pianist, who has also performed and recorded with the California State University Latin Jazz Ensemble, Chris is a major contributor to the diversity of the music performed by the group.

Kim Nguyen

Keyboard, Bass, Flute

Kim has diverse interests in musical styles and instruments, starting out on classical piano and flute before becoming entranced with straight-ahead jazz in college and branching out further into free jazz under John Tchicai once arriving in Davis. Picking up bass guitar, she has held down the bottom end for punk, rock and jazz bands. She is currently playing in the live conscious hip hop band Soul Remnants


Gabe Stivala


Gabe is originally from Little Falls, NY. He performed in jazz, funk, and pop bands in the Miami scene. Most notably, Gabe was a guitarist for the great funk group “A.J. and the Stick People," fronted by world-famous, outrageous, glam slammer A.J. Hill. To further hone his skills after coming to California, Gabe studied jazz and classical theory at San Francisco State University, eventually breaking onto the scene with his first self led group, the Gabe Stivala Quartet.

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CDS on Sale:






Great Women of Jazz: A Tribute

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Listening To The Radio

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Miles To Go Before I Sleep

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Even Sad Memories Are Sweet

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