Susan M. Carr – Singer


The Susan Carr Ensemble is Susan M. Carr, vocals, Robert Petersen, guitar,  Dan Schmitt, bass, and Nonda Trimis, percussion and vibes, performing a jazz, popular, Latin, Brazilian, and international repertoire.

The Susan Carr Ensemble has received numerous accolades for their stunning performances at Seattle’s Bumbershoot and Folklife Festivals, Anacortes Jazz Festival, Out to Lunch concert series, Kirkland Jazz Festival, 6th Street Fair, Taste of Bellevue, World Beat Music at Seattle Center’s Mural Amphitheatre, Women’s Festival of the Arts, Cultural Crossroads Ethnic Fest, Imagination Celebration Festival, Marymoor Heritage Festival, Thurston County Fair, Tacoma Ethnic Festival, Jazz Alley, Tula’s Jazz Club, The Triple Door, Sorrento Hotel, Egans, Pono Ranch, and The Stoneway Cafe.

Susan M. Carr’s love affair with the sounds of Brazilian samba was re-ignited following her “Carmen Miranda Show” at Seattle’s Bumbershoot ’91. With this desire to take Brazilian music to a new level, Susan assembled several world-class jazz musicians to help her blend the danceable Brazilian samba with several layers of jazz. This unique combination, supported by Susan’s fervent delivery and soulful intensity, takes the Susan Carr Ensemble on a new course in contemporary jazz.

“Contemporary jazz that is sizzling hot!”  – Seattle Weekly

“Smooth as a good cocktail. To say this passes by so smoothly is actually a compliment.”  – The Rocket

“Susan Carr holds the high notes in open extension just right, executed clearly and with warm verve – talented musicians.”  – Victory Review

Featured on radio stations KPLU, Seattle, WA • KNOW, Seattle, WA • KBCS, Bellevue, WA • KBOO, Portland, OR • KMON, Astoria, OR • KAOS, Olympia, WA • KRBD, Alaska.

CDsNEW EP – Susan Carr  Ensemble featuring Nonda Trimis, Robert Petersen and Dan Schmitt • EP – Susan Carr  Ensemble featuring Fred Hoadley and Brian Kent • Paixao do Brazil

Enjoy the sounds of the Susan Carr Ensemble below:

She Walks Upon This Earth
Betray My Heart
Who Will Comfort Me
Do Do Do Da Da Da
Since You Asked Somewhere In The Hills