Celebrate the Holidays with internationally acclaimed entertainer Suede at Cotuit Center for the Arts on Tuesday, December 21, at 7:00 PM.
Direct from sold-out shows at world-renowned clubs like New York’s famous Birdland and Boston’s Scullers Jazz Club, as well as multiple national and international tours, Suede comes to Cotuit Center for the Arts for one night only. The long-time Cape Cod favorite will bring her New England trio of Freddie Boyle on piano, Rich Hill on bass, and Steve Langone on drums.
Suede plays piano, trumpet, and guitar, but voice is her first instrument and her love of entertaining and her powerful charismatic presence are what make her truly stand out. She sings everything from originals written for her by a circle of great contemporary writers to favorite intimate ballads, jazz standards, and “bring-down-the-house” belted-out blues—all with her own signature blend of warmth, wit, and musical artistry.
Suede was described by the New York Times as “like Adele meets Diana Krall meets Bette Midler—sassy, smooth, and intoxicating.” The Boston Globe called her “wicked exciting.” New York’s Steppin’ Out Arts raved that she has “a great voice, even better enthusiasm, almost giddy delight at entertaining audiences, that if bottled would make every anti-depressant on the market obsolete.” As Joan Rivers’ opening act, Suede commanded standing ovations from Joan’s fans.
A native of New York, Suede has lived on the Cape for over 20 years. She knew early on that she wanted to be a professional touring musician and began performing in public while still in high school. She began her formal music training in college, studying classical voice and trumpet. She was soon playing local clubs in the Baltimore/DC/Philadelphia corridor and then touring nationally and internationally, eventually performing sold-out shows at across the country.
“A spectacular evening of song and style. Voices like hers come along maybe once in a generation.”