Jazz Pianist, Composer, Professor
Jazz pianist and composer Suzanne Davis is an active performer, leading her jazz trio and quartet in Boston, New York City, and Paris, France. An alumna of Wellesley College, she is Associate Professor of Piano at Berklee College of Music, where she has taught since 1995.
She has performed with Joe Hunt, Ted Kotick, John Neves, Herb Pomeroy, Greg Hopkins, George Garzone, Phil Granadier, Grover Washington, Jr., and the Ron Levy Blues Band.
Recordings include The Suzanne Davis Quartet: First Set,
Hymn to Freedom, and A High Tolerance for the Truth, Keys to the City, and Radon Projects.
She has composed music for several films, including
In Between directed by filmmaker and actress Deborah Twiss.
Her original composition, Transition Waltz was featured in a short animated film and received Print magazine's 1999 Digital 6 Award.
“An outstanding talent"
—Ernie Santosuosso, the Boston Globe
“A wonderfully talented pianist. [Her playing is] sensitively hued and deftly intuitive.”
—Ron della Chiesa, WGBH Radio
“She tackles a group of chestnuts by such composers as Gershwin, Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hammerstein, managing to make them sound fresh and new.”
—Bob McCollough, the Boston Globe
15 Minutes of Fame #1 (S. Davis)
Ziv Ravitz-drums; Garth Stevenson-bass
Bopmania (S. Davis)
Phil Grenadier-trumpet; Joe Hunt-drums; Masa Kamaguchi-bass
Force Field (S. Davis)
Joe Hunt-drums; John Pineda-bass
Blues, solo piano. Berklee Piano Faculty Recital, 2006
Solar (Miles Davis), Berklee Piano Faculty Recital, 2007
Ron Mahdi-bass; Dave Weigert-drums
Please check back for upcoming shows as they are scheduled.