NY based vocalist/composer. Hiromi Suda group performs Brazilian music such as Samba, Bossa Nova and MPB and her original compositions. They performed at Blue note NY, Zinc bar, Cornelia street cafe, nuble, shape shifter and so on. They also toured in Japan and featured on the radio shows, TV and the magazines.
Her second album, “Sou” is Produced by Brazilian jazz guitarist Romero Lubambo, the recording is a collection of Brazilian songs by notable Brazilian composer, such as Djavan, Milton Nascimento and Helmeto Pascoal and her original compositions.
Lubambo is featured on Sou (guitar and cavaquinho), along with pianist Julian Shore, flutist Anne Drummond, Bassist Yasushi Nakamura and drummer/percussionist Keita Ogawa.
Not only as a vocalist but as a songwriter, her song “Mizu no Utsuwa” won an honorable mention award at the 18th Annual USA Songwriting Competition 2013 and also her other songs were selected as a finalist of the the Annual 19th USA Songwriting Competitions 2014, the finalist of the the Annual 11th International Acoustic music awards 2014 and the Semi-Finalist of the 2013 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Jazz Category.
A Berklee School of Music alumni, Hiromi Suda developed a keen interest in Brazilian music while studying there. During the summer of 2007, she spent 3 months in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, honing her skills in Brazilian music styles and instruments. Her experience in Brazil was highly rewarding, not only musically, but it gave a historical and cultural context to her passion for the music. Suda attended a choro school, Escola Portatil de Musica, studying the pandeiro (hand frame drum) with pandeiro players Jorginho Silva and Celsinho Silva.
Hiromi Suda combines the classical qualities of intricate phrasing and attention to emphasis and timing, with a melodic and harmonic complexity that reminds of Bossa Nova.
“Blessed with a pure, crystalline mountain lake voice, Hiromi Suda combines the classical qualities of intricate phrasing, and attention to emphasis and timing with a melodic and harmonic complexity that reminds of bossa nova.”
She won the World Scholarship and entered Berklee College of Music in 2005. There, Ms. Suda studied with many world renowned musicians including Jazz vocals with Ms. Lisa Thorson, Latin American music with Ms. Mili Bermejo and Brazilian music styles with Fernando Brandao.
By 2007, Hiromi had developed a keen interest in Brazilian music and during the summer of 2007 she spent three months in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil further honing her skill with Brazilian music styles and instruments, such as the pandeiro. Her experience in Brazil was highly rewarding not only musically, but also gave a historical and cultural context to her passion for Brazilian music. During this period, Ms. Suda attended the Choro School called Escola Portatil de Musica. She studied the pandeiro with Celsinho Silva and Jorginho Silva and choro vocal style with the choro singer, Amelia Rabello and MPB vocal style with the Brazilian vocalist Suely Mesuqita.
In the ensuing years, Hiromi Suda has magnificently woven her knowledge of Brazilian music to produce a singular and innovative sound recognized by critics as a serious contribution in vocal style and technique. Ms. Suda performed with the choro group Choro Democratico and the great flute player, Fernando Brandao, including concerts at the Brazilian 13th Independence Day Festival, Ryles Jazz Club, University of Massachusetts, among others. She performed with Clarice Assad group in NY including the concert at The stone. She also leads concerts with her own band in New York such as Blue note NY, Zinc bar, Cornelia street cafe and among others, and New England and Japan.
She released her debut album in 2008, which received many accolades and prompted a tour with world famous percussionist, Keita Ogawa. The album is receiving great radio support worldwide, including featured performances for several radios in Japan.
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