About The Author
Sue Matsuki is the co-author, along with David Sabella, of So You Want To Sing Cabaret (Rowman & Littlefield, June 2020). Sue is the Managing Partner, Co-Editor, Reviewer, Vloger and a Columnist (Sue’s Views) for an on-line entertainment magazine: www.Cabaret Hotspot.com. She taught Cabaret classes at: The Ridgefield Theater Barn and UCONN in CT, MAC-to-School and Cabaret Hotspot in NY and for the Canadian School of Performing Arts. She has served as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs). She, along with Gregory Toroian, her long time Music Director, now host a monthly Jazz Brunch Open Mic at Pangea. Matsuki also produces benefits and corporate events and is the Producing Manager for Urban Stages’ Winter Rhythms series where she also hosts a Vlog called Urban Stages’ Artists Chat. Matsuki’s most cherished awards come from winning the 2020 Bistro Award for Outstanding Collaboration celebrating her 25th year of working with Music Director, Gregory Toroian; getting her poster up on Don’t Tell Mama’s “Wall of Fame” for her show How’s That for Openers? celebrating the 33rd Anniversary of singing at the club and being selected personally by the late Julie Wilson as the very first 2004 Julie Wilson Award Recipient, given by the Mabel Mercer Foundation. Matsuki is an 11-time MAC Award Nominee and a 3-time Winner (in seven different categories), mostly recently she was nominated for Major Female Vocalist. Her MAC history includes: 2002 MAC Award Winner for Female Jazz/Pop/R&B Vocalist; 2002 Nominee for Best Female Recording for her first Jazz CD, A New Take; 2004 Nominee for Duo/Group (with Marcus Simeone); 2006 MAC Award Winner for Special Productions for her sold out 7 week run of 10 Years in the Making with her Musical Director Gregory Toroian; 2007 & 2010 Nominee for Female Vocalist; 2008, 2011 & 2012 Nominee for Duo/Group (with Edd Clark); the 2008 MAC Award Winner for Specialty Song (“One Stop Shopping” by Page/Matsuki/Toroian); and the 2020 Nominee for Major Female Vocalist. This Jazz/Cabaret/Comedy veteran has played every NYC Cabaret room including: Feinstein’s at the Regency, Feinstein’s 54 Below, The Metropolitan Room, Arci’s Place, Town Hall, Don’t Tell Mama, Pangea, The Algonquin, The Beach Café, The Laurie Beechman Theater, 88’s, and has even played Carnegie Hall along with several legendary Jazz Clubs including: The Village Gate, Birdland, The Iridium and Sweet Rhythm. She has performed in Alaska, Los Angeles, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, Nyack, Maine, Fire Island, Florida, Providence and Las Vegas! Her jazz CD, A New Take, was nominated for the 2002 MAC Award for Best Recording and her Christmas CD, Sue & Edds FABULOUS Christmas both receive air play across the country and internationally. She is also featured on folk singing legend Christine Lavin’s original music Christmas compilation CD, Just One Angel with a song that she co-wrote with Paul Stephan called “Christmas Angel”. Matsuki was a Super and “Diva Double” at the Metropolitan Opera where she has been featured in Moses und Aaron; Tristan und Isolde; Norma; and Il Travatore. For more information please visit: www.SueMatsuki.com
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BLACK FRIDAY SALE! FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27 - $5.00 OFF! USE CODE: BLKFRI
This is my first "live" (to tape) show since December 2019. PLEASE join us. You can watch a full show right there in your own living room!
URBAN STAGES’ 2020 VIRTUAL WINTER RHYTHMS
CELEBRATING THE SONGWRITER
Sue Matsuki & Gregory Toroian
in How Original!
Premieres on Monday, November 30 @ 8:30 pm EST
Then it is accessible online through to Thursday, December 3 at
MAC and Bistro award winning, collaborators, songwriters and jazz duo are presenting a program of some of their own original tunes along with some of their friends’ tunes. Friends like: David Finck, Bob Levy, Karen Jacobsen, Mary Liz McNamara, Ray Jessell, Raul Resnick, Jane Snyder, Audrey Appleby, Shelley Markham, Meg Flather, Dan & Michele Page, Mike Campbell, Zoe Lewis and Paul Stephan. Featuring Skip Ward on bass with Guest Stars: Audrey Appleby and Deborah Stone.
$20.00 per show with a 50% discount for your 2nd show
$60.00 Festival Pass for all 6 shows!
Donations are gratefully accepted, and all ticket proceeds go to
Urban Stages’ Outreach Programs. Checks may be sent to:
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Sing! Really Sing!
Join me on TUESDAYS (6 weeks, starting November 10, 7:30-9pm) for
VIRTUAL VOICE CLASS!
Technical vocal instruction and repertoire coaching - ALL styles.
90 minutes, 5 Singers and a LIVE pianist who will play for you in REAL TIME!
This class will happen on JamKazam. You MUST have JamKazam in order to participate. Message me for set up details. (It’s easy)
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$60 per class ($25 to audit)
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