Philadelphia, PA

Suzanne Cloud, a jazz singer in Philadelphia

"She owns the songs she sings, and that makes her a storyteller and a conjurer of her own life.” 



Right now I'm furiously writing new music with Tom Glenn and we appear regularly at Chris' Jazz Cafe and the Paris Wine Bar. If you like politics with your jazz - go no further! After 30 years in the business, I don't have to worry anymore if my boobs are big enough or my patter between songs offends.

 You can check out my history at All About Jazz or my reviews at Dreambox Media. My latest release is on Amazon (with some of the best musicians in Philly on it) and you can get a free listen on SoundCloud!

I also write

I've been a long time contributor to The Philadelphia Inquirer (but my stuff is behind their firewall, so you'll need to subscribe) and other publications; I'm on Medium too.

I've written a play that was based on trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie's sojourn in Philly as a young man called Last Call at the Downbeat that was performed at the Society Hill Playhouse for the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts with trumpeter Duane Eubanks. And there's a handful of YA books on American history under my moniker. That said, I'm not your usual jazz singer and I don't wear false eyelashes. 

You know you want some jazz . . .

Don't consign yourself to the same old stuff at your next party or venue - you want something special that folks will remember. Okay, we DO the standards, but we're not standard lounge lizards - we DO so much more. You can check out videos below of Tom, Andy and I at Chris' Jazz Cafe  and a gorgeous rendition of Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams with Jim Ridl, Mike Boone, Jim Miller and Larry McKenna below.

Most of the photos on this site are by photographer Anthony Dean

Gigs and Other Things

Tom Glenn and I will be at the Paris Wine Bar, once again, on January 20th 9-12 am. AFTER THE WOMEN'S MARCH IN PHILADELPHIA

So c'mon out and talk politics -vent a bit!  


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Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams

Enjoy youtubemusic videos with jazz pianist Jim Ridl, bassist Mike Boone, drummer Jim Miller and saxophonist Larry McKenna accompany Suzanne Cloud in Philadelphia. Quite a singer in Philadelphia!

Angel Eyes

Guitarist Tom Glenn and bassist Andy Lalasis - just leaning into the tune with me.

Check out my SoundCloud Account

Below the Beltway  By Jef Lee Johnson and Suzanne Cloud


Below the Beltway  By Jef Lee Johnson and Suzanne Cloud

Recent Interview with Jazz Voices!

Talking about Jazz Bridge and the way Wendy Simon and I started the organization.

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