Susie Arioli

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Susie Arioli
Origin Montreal, Canada
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1998–present
Website susiearioli.com

Susie Arioli is a Canadian jazz singer from Montreal. She has been nominated for three Juno Awards.

Career[edit]

Arioli had been singing in jazz clubs in Montreal when she met guitar player Jordan Officer at a jam led by Stephen Barry.[1] Together they started the Susie Arioli Band. Their first big opportunity came in 1998 when after a successful outdoor show they were asked by the Montreal International Jazz Festival to open for Ray Charles. Their opening set got the attention of Montreal critics and soon after they released their first CD, It's Wonderful.

Arioli now has four albums on Justin Time, three of which were Juno nominated,[2] and all of which were best selling jazz titles in Canada. The second album, Pennies From Heaven, is also the last recording of jazz pianist Ralph Sutton who is featured on two tracks. Her third album, That's For Me, is produced by acclaimed jazz producer John Snyder. Her fourth album, Learn To Smile Again, is a departure, and features six songs by country songwriter Roger Miller. For the fifth album, she is back to her jazz roots with Night Lights, a collection of standards. All the albums feature guitar player/arranger Jordan Officer.

In an article in Atlantic Monthly, Arioli was recognized by jazz writer Francis Davis as an emerging jazz talent.

Discography[edit]

  • It's Wonderful (Justin Time) 2000
  • Pennies From Heaven (Justin Time) 2002
  • That's For Me (Justin Time) 2004
  • Beau D'Hommage: Hommage A Beau Dommage (Spectra) 2005
  • Learn To Smile Again (Justin Time) 2005
  • "Betsy Stomp", Grouyan Gombo (Milagro) 2005
  • Live At The Montreal International Jazz Festival (Justin Time) 2007
  • Night Lights (Spectra) 2008
  • Duo, Stephane Barry and Andrew Cowan (Bros) 2008
  • Christmas Dreaming (2010), Gold (Music Canada)[3]
  • All the Way (2012) #25 CAN

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Susie Arioli Music Biography". All Music. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Susie Arioli Artist Summary". The JUNO Awards. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Gold Platinum Database". Music Canada. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 

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