Susan Krebs

”Krebs and her band sound like no one else in today´s jazz world.” - John Sanders/Jazz Music Archives

A native of Baltimore, now longtime citizen of Los Angeles, Susan has been an actor and theater improviser for many years (Film: 28 Days; TV: Mad Men, Shameless; Improv: War Babies, the Wims) but her passion has always been for the music, performing at venues such as Vitellos, LACMA, Blue Whale — as well as in theaters and living rooms with her jazz salon, ThemeScene.

Following her critically acclaimed multimedia concert and recording project, JAZZ AVIARY, a Celebration of Birds & the Universal Music We Share, and working again with her longtime collaborators, Rich Eames and Jerry Kalaf, the Susan Krebs Band released Everything Must Change in 2012, featuring Chuck Manning. Her most recent recording projects are: Susan Krebs Chamber Band: “Simple Gifts” released in 2015, and “SPRING ~ Light Out of Darkness”, released on 3.21.18; “trio WoRK” released 9/18, with Ken Wild (bass) and Tom Rizzo (guitar).

An avid gardener and bird lover, Krebs says her work is “about the art of becoming - whether working with plants or music or with oneself - to dig down, to cultivate, to encourage growth, to thrive and flourish, and eventually to let go and begin the cycle anew.”


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REVIEW EXCERPTS: SPRING ~ Light Out of Darkness = Susan Krebs Chamber Band (2018)

“Vocalist Susan Krebs has carved a niche for herself as one of the premier singers in chamber jazz, a hybrid style characterized by classical influences, intimate recording quality, delicate musical interplay and poetic lyrical content. She’s a silky-toned performer with an intuitive melodic sense and a literary way with words, and she’s been instrumental in ushering chamber jazz into the 21st century. “ ~ Brian Zimmerman/JAZZIZ Magazine

“Krebs is already well known for a bold soul and fearless creative muse, two characteristics she draws upon deeply as she recasts the songs of spring, emphasizing the season's reputation for renewal and regeneration… First rate music making, this.” ~ C.Michael Bailey/All About Jazz

“Krebs has an intriguing sound; where appropriate she can be wryly amusing or slyly knowing, and she is always highly musical…  A very good album that will appeal not only to those who enjoy jazz singing, but also to a wider audience

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Spring: Light Out of...

GreenGig Music
2018

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Simple Gifts

GreenGig Music
2015

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Everything Must Change

GreenGig Music
2012

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JAZZ AVIARY

GreenGig Music
2007

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