|Sue Richardson is an unusual combination of jazz vocalist and trumpet player, one of just a few females singer, trumpet players worldwide. Her swinging trumpet contrasts wonderfully with her smooth vocals. She began performing from an early age, touring with bigbands by the age of 16. Sue has spent many years touring the world, gigging in 33 countries , in hotels, jazz clubs and on cruise ships. Sue has performed for an amazing variety of events around the world from The Last Night Of The Proms to a rap CD for the top South Korean night club Pharaohs. You can even hear her recorded version of The Girl From Ipanema being played in Rio in the famous bar where the song was written. Her music is enjoyed by royalty, Ambassadors and Presidents.
Sue is most at home singing and playing jazz. From sassy trumpet to warm, mellow ballads Sue has something to please everyone. Her debut album released in May 2004 is brought to you by Splash Point Records, the label which released Liane Carroll's fabulous solo album 'Billy No Mates'. In 2002 Sue was delighted to be chosen as a finalist at the Marion Montgomery Jazz Diva Awards. Sue teaches singing and also helped to develop the Pop & Jazz Vocals examination Syllabus for the London College of Music.
|"If the end of the month finds you needing to slip into something a little more comfortable, then a night of slinky jazz with the Sue Richardson Trio will swaddle your ears like so much sonic silk. Signed to Splash Point Records, Richardson is one of the few female singer/trumpet players worldwide. As her version of "The girl from Ipanema" is regularly played in Rio in the famous bar where the seminal samba number was penned, her credentials as a singer and arranger are firmly established." Insight Magazine, February '05
"Sue Richardson has superb horn style and a voice to die for. We are delighted to welcome her back to the club." Hanbury Ballroom, Brighton, January '05
"An exciting new talent, not only does she sing well she plays the flugel horn too which is quite unusual." Sarah Ward, JazzFM, December '04
"Sue Richardson is a vocalist with a difference. Not only does she have a pure and flawless voice, but she also plays a commanding and lyrical trumpet." Kentish Gazette, 15-21 November '04
"If you are looking for an up-and-coming artist, ask for Sue Richardson's Out of a Song, you will not be disappointed." Luxury Web August '04
"The debut album from this amazing singer/trumpet-player, mixing very good arrangements of standards with several original songs, including the title track. What a great album from a gifted singer and trumpeter. If you enjoy the lush sound of Diana Krall and are looking for a British alternative, look no further. Relaxing, smooth and mellow jazz for all." Amazon.co.uk 2004
"From breath-takingly gentle vocal ballads to sassy, swinging trumpet"
Jazz Services, January '04
"Outstanding" The Stables, Wavendon
"A singer to watch out for" Claire Martin
"Sexy & Vibrant" Jazz Divas Festival
"Sultry & Soaring" Sussex Express
"Guaranteed to ignite your musical senses" Travel Korea
|"That rare gift of coaxing you in to her world of music and song." Anita Wardell|
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Hear Sue live on BBC Southern Counties Radio. Sue's trio will be playing relaxing tunes from 10pm 'til late to soothe the frayed nerves of the electorate! www.BBC.co.uk
Sue's next gig is Pizza on the Park, 8th May 2005. She will be performing with her trio.
Sue has been asked to sing on Liane Carroll's next album being recorded at Abbey Road Studios in June 2005.
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