This CD features 10 beautifully performed, romantic timeless ballads
A Groovy Kind of Love
|Susan Jacobson had an inkling she
could sing as a young girl but it wasnt until she joined the choir
in high school that it was confirmed by someone else. Her teacher noticed
a quality in her voice and recommend she develop it further with instruction.
Susan began voice training with a teacher on Bainbridge Island just outside
Seattle where she grew up. Her mothers love of jazz was a big influence.
After college she was torn between a career in business and her desire to
sing. She traveled to every music night spot featuring live entertainment
spending hours waiting for a chance to sit in and sing. The moments on stage
seemed worth all the long hours and drives and tired days at work but all
this paid off when she met producer Jan Kurtis at a talent contest she
Jan Kurtis, a drummer, manager, producer and recording engineer for such diverse and talented artists as Bobby Goldsboro, Ray Price, John Coltrane, Joe Williams, and The Four Freshman took notice of Susans talent. Susan started working with Jan at a Seattle recording studio doing background vocals and commercials. Susan was hired by a local big jazz band to perform a New Years Eve gig and that led to her producer putting together a CD with the Jazz Police. After the Timeless CD release Susans name spread throughout the music community and Susan was featured at the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree in Nashville Tennessee. Susan toured with Country Music Hall of Fame member, Ray Price, opening his show in world class venues. Like Ray Price, Susans voice lends itself to big ballads and it is what she loves most. The success of Timeless has been phenomenal. It was released in London and Norway where Susan recently returned from a promotional tour.
Susans musical influences are diverse. Her favorite vocalists include Peggy Lee, Ray Price, Nat King Cole and Nancy Wilson among many. She resists defining herself as strictly a big band singer, a country singer or a pop singer. I love all types of music as long as its done well. I hope my future recordings will be music that people really enjoy listening to. If it becomes a CD they carry in their car or listen to at night in bed that is my success. In addition to Timeless Susan has an album of songs from the Civil War era, Somebodys Darling that is featured at the Smithsonian Museum. She also stars in an award winning video on the Civil War A Nations Broken Soul that is used in schools to teach the subject.