Originally Published: August 3, 2016 6 a.m.
Vocalist Susannah Martin returns to the Highlands Center for Natural History Saturday, Aug. 6, for the next “Howlin’ at the Highlands” concert.
Martin, who arrived on the northern Arizona music scene in 2005, is a favorite vocalist of Highlands audiences. During her career, she has sung with big bands, jazz combos, Latin jazz ensembles, and acapella vocal groups, as well as Motown, classic rock, Top 40 and R&B funk bands.
She will be accompanied by Mike Vax and the Jazz Summit All-Stars Band.
Martin’s voice has been described as fluid and sultry, colored with jazz and R&B with an added spicy international flair ignited by her multilingual singing in Latin styles. Her extraordinary ability to improvise and to scat-sing are sure to please the most knowledgeable of jazz fans.
Her formal voice and musical training started at the age of 10 at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts when her parents, who were also musical, realized that Susannah was a gifted musician whose talents needed to be developed. At the Willamette University in Oregon, she studied classical voice, jazz and music therapy.
Jazz has always been her favorite form of musical expression. Her broad and varied experiences as a professional vocalist in so many genres have contributed to the outstanding performer she has become.
The concert, sponsored by the Prescott Jazz Summit, begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Highlands Center for Natural History is located at 1375 Walker Road in Prescott.
Tickets are $20 and are available by visiting the Jazz Summit’s website, www.prescottjazz.com, or calling Kristy at 928-277-1576 Tickets are also available at the Highlands Center, 928-776-9550.
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