SEATTLE, Oct. 10, 2007 -- Her vocal virtuosity displays the ease and swing of Diana Krall, k.d. lang and a breathier Nancy Wilson. Among her influences she counts some of the
greats: Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nancy Wilson and Shirley Horn. Yet Seattle songstress Sue Bell
Doors open at 6 p.m.; Bell will take the stage at 7:30. She will be accompanied by Nick Moore on piano; jazz bassist, composer and instructor Doug Miller on bass; Mark Ivester, founding member of the professional percussion ensemble "Happy Hammers," on drums; Dave Peterson, core jazz faculty member at Cornish College of the Arts, on guitar; multi-instrumentalist Jay Thomas on trumpet; and DoctorfunK band member Alexey Nikolaev on saxophone.
Along with saxophonist Darren Motamedy, trumpeter Michael "Patches" Stewart and bassist Phil Sparks, Moore, Miller, Ivester, Peterson, Thomas and Nikolaev recorded Bell's upcoming CD, "Only Love," which was arranged by acclaimed Seattle musician Douglas Barnett, mixed at StudioX by Reed Ruddy and mastered by Ross Nyberg. Though the CD has not yet been released, audience members at Bell's Jazz Alley show will receive a limited number of exclusive copies of "Only Love."
Bell, whose vocals have been described as sultry and soul stirring, receives high praise from fans of her 2006 CD, "Starry Night."
"'Starry Night' by the elegant Sue Bell is a heart-warming collection of age-old classics revamped with brilliant new jazz-inspired arrangements," writes RadioIndy.com's Xavier P. on Bell's CD Baby site (
"Immediately stealing the limelight [are] Sue's sultry, soul-stirring vocal performances ... Fans of jazz and the timeless classics of Stevie Wonder, Carole King, and the likes will fall in love with this CD."
Bell, who says she was inspired to sing by her mother, studied voice at Cornish College of the Arts, and also studied under legendary vocal instructor Maestro David Kyle.
But it wasn't until she began frequenting Seattle's jazz clubs that Bell began her love affair with jazz. She recorded her first project, which is yet to be released, in
2002 and followed it up with her second, "Starry Night," a year later. Bell now continues to refine her style in her own studio. Her third album, "Only Love" - the project she likes to call her debut - will be released later this year.
Bell says she continues to refine her style through consistent studio work. "It is a tool that helps me study my own sound, my vocal relationship with other instruments, and how I want to carry that through to my liveTo learn more about Sue Bell, visit
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