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Suresh Singaratnam

Suresh Singaratnam is a trumpeter of uncommon breadth - unique not only for the small crowd he inhabits as a virtuoso of both classical and jazz styles but also for the continuity and clarity of his voice across both idioms. When he began to study the trumpet at age nine, it never occurred to him that he might have to choose between the two. Torontonian by way of Zambia (where he was born) and the U.K., Singaratnam boasts a background that defies classification as nimbly as his artistic taste. In eighth grade he asked a music teacher if she knew of anyone who played both jazz and classical trumpet at a high level and she steered him to Wynton Marsalis, two of whose records he promptly went out and bought


Article: Interview

Dan McCarthy: A Place Where We Once Lived

Read "Dan McCarthy: A Place Where We Once Lived" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

By February of 2019, Dan McCarthy had reached the end of his time in New York. “The movers had come and packed everything up, and my wife and son were already in Toronto at my parents' house. I was at our apartment in Crown Heights and I only had a few things, including my vibes," he ...


Now Adorned...

Label: Suresong Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: Un Noël Canadien, A Canadian Christmas


Article: Interview

Fabian Almazan: Espejos

Read "Fabian Almazan: Espejos" reviewed by DanMichael Reyes

Intent is one of those intangible qualities that make a jazz musician. While traits like technical facility, memory, harmonic and rhythmic sophistication play a huge part in the career and development of the aspiring jazz artist, intention is the X-factor that can make a performance special. In an art form that demands spontaneity and thrives within ...


That Is You

Label: Suresong Music
Released: 2010


Casually Blue

Label: Suresong Music
Released: 2010


Lost in New York

Label: Suresong Music
Released: 2010
Track listing: Temporal Incursions; M104; Beneath a Smile; Spring For All But Me; Chrysanthemum; Fortress of Song; Remnants of Eternity; She Spoke Well; Peripheral Fission.


Article: Album Review

Suresh Singaratnam: Lost in New York

Read "Lost in New York" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The breathtaking narrative of Lost in New York is couched in an abstract interplay between performers and their instruments, as they describe what must have been a most challenging newcomer's journey to that often forbidding city. Trumpeter Suresh Singaratnam's high-wire act documents every nuance with some of the most rarefied excursions to emerge from a horn. ...


Article: Take Five With...

Take Five With Suresh Singaratnam

Read "Take Five With Suresh Singaratnam" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Suresh Singaratnam: Suresh Singaratnam is a trumpeter of uncommon breadth; unique, not only for the small crowd he inhabits as a virtuoso of both classical and jazz styles, but also for the continuity and clarity of his voice across both idioms. Suresh studied with Canadian trumpet virtuoso Norman Engel throughout high school, ...


Article: Album Review

Suresh Singaratnam / Gretchen Parlato / Jamie Reynolds: That Is You

Read "That Is You" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

The art of the ballad seems almost forgotten in today's environment of programmed beats, Auto-Tune and sampled music. But in the hands of three gifted young artists--trumpeter Suresh Singaratnam, singer Gretchen Parlato, and pianist Jamie Reynolds--the magic of intimate songwriting and beautiful music can still capture the heart as heard in the lovely “That Is You." ...


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