I have always considered it an honor to entertain.
With every show I do, I learn more about the music, the composers, the person I am paying tribute to and myself!

NOTE: All of the shows listed below may be booked with piano/vocals only; with a trio or with a full band depending on your budget. All shows can be a 60 minute, 90 minute or a 2-act show of two sets of 50 minutes each with an intermission. 2 different 1-hour shows may also be booked for a 2-set evening. All shows are appropriate for all age groups; universities (with a teaching element included), theaters, senior centers, jazz venues, private parties, Cabarets, theme show venues and cruise ships. Set singing gigs with the band or just piano can be 3-5 sets a night. Sue Matsuki has over 500 songs in her repertoire across all genres of music if you wish to book her just to do sets of songs. For a full Tech Rider please click here.

Shows

GENRES

GENRES

This is Sue’s brand new Series celebrating all the facets of the many Genres that she likes to sing. The series opens with aJazz & Latin Standard show with a jazz trio. The next show features Sue’sall-girl band, The Broad Band, and presents a program of Blues & Country music. Next up is a Stand Up Comedy show with original Musical Comedy tunes followed by a 60s, 70s & 80s show and ending with a little big band Swing Show! 6 Shows / 6 Genres - a great series to book at your venue weekly or monthly
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IT’S US AGAIN…A TRIBUTE TO STEVE & EYDIE

IT’S US AGAIN…A TRIBUTE TO STEVE & EYDIE

Like Steve, Edd Clark is from a more legit singing background and like Eydie, Sue Matsuki is a little bit jazzier so this show was a no brainer for this singing team. This tribute show books with a jazz trio that feels like a big band but can also come to you with just a pianist. While not an imitation show of these great artists, this show does features many of Steve & Eydie’s biggest hits and swinging duets.

2012 Broadway World Nominated Show for Duo or Group

 

“You'll tap your feet and your fingers and sing along under your breath, wondering in some cases, "When did I learn the words to THIS song?" The full brilliance of the show will remain with you for days to come. The highlights of the evening for me included Sue's rendition of "If He Walked Into My Life" from Mame, where I had to find a hankie, and Edd's "I Gotta Be Me," from Golden Rainbow."
Sherri Rase. Qonstage.com
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ELLA & ME – A TRIBUTE TO THE FIRST LADY OF SONG

ELLA & ME – A TRIBUTE TO THE FIRST LADY OF SONG

Sue pays tribute to her favorite singer…Miss Ella Fitzgerald. The music for this show focuses on all of Ella’s Great American Songbook CD Series highlighting the music of Berlin, Porter, Cahn, Gillespie, Mercer, Arlen, Burke, The Gerswhins and more as sung by Sue in tribute to Ella! This is Sue's most booked and longest running show.

2007 MAC Nominated Show for Female Vocalist

"Matsuki brings out the best of Ella and can be graded as the current “First Lady of Song.”
Bea Smith, Essex Journal
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SUE MATSUKI AT THE BEECHMAN

SUE MATSUKI AT THE BEECHMAN

A collection of Cabaret, songs, original tunes along with some jazz standards with minimal patter, this show has such a strong story that the words to the songs take you along a journey that will somehow feel like your personal journey. It’s like having a singer perform for you right in your own living room.

2010 MAC Award Nominee for Female Vocalist

“Matsuki's new show not only represents her best work to date, it is also one of the finest shows I've seen anyone deliver this year. The most striking element of the evening is the remarkable quality of her interpretations - each based on a chosen point of view and delivered with commitment and a singularity of purpose, devoid of extraneous frills or gestures. There are times when I absolutely love what I do. This is one of them.”
Roy Sander, BistroAwards.com
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SUE & EDD’S FABULOUS CHRISTMAS!

SUE & EDD’S FABULOUS CHRISTMAS!

She’s a multi-MAC Award winner and he’s a Bistro Award winner; together Sue Matsuki and Edd Clark are ringing in the holiday season! Music Director Paul Stephan has created arrangements that makes Sue and Edd’s FABULOUS Christmas a celebration of the wonderful music of the Holiday Season. It's a perfect way to get  into the spirit of the season and a wonderful show to book for a corporate holiday party. Please click here to visit: the Fabulous Christmas Show site: http://www.fabulouschristmasshow.com/ 

2008, 2011 & 2012 MAC Nominated Show for Duo or Group

“Like old friends hanging around the tree, singing favorites . . . these two genial singers would be welcome presences at a party or show celebrating the season.”
Rob Lester, TalkinBroadway.com
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THE GALS WHO MAKE ME WANT TO SING!

THE GALS WHO MAKE ME WANT TO SING!

Songs and stories about the ladies who have inspired Sue to sing. Ella, Peggy, Sarah, Rosemary, Dakota, Billie, Betty, Carmen, Julie and more. This is a tribute show and is a great program for women’s theatres or colleges or any venue wishing to celebrate and hear the tunes made famous by these great ladies of Jazz. The venue may also customize any of the gals that their audience may want to hear. Sue can also do a two act show singing “The Guys Who Make Me Want to Sing!” or do a full show of any one of the singers in Act 2.

2002 MAC Award Winner for Female Jazz/Pop/R&B Vocalist

"A relaxed, engaging alto that one could listen to for hours with a sweet sound that recalls Carol Sloane."
John Hoglund, Backstage
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10 YEARS IN THE MAKING

10 YEARS IN THE MAKING

This series celebrated Sue’s 10 year collaboration (now 18 years) with her Musical Director, Arranger and dear friend, Gregory Toroian. This was a 7 week series with a new show every week revisiting many of the tunes that they have performed together. This show is great for a venue looking for 3 sets a night or for a longer running series or booking. Perfect for cruise ships too. You can also build your own show from our entire repertoire. Just click here to download the list, mark your selections and send it back and you’ve just created your own show!

2006 MAC AWARD WINNER Jazz Duo/Special Productions

"Every minute was magical. What a glorious evening. What a glorious voice!"
Stu Hamstra, CabaretHotlineOnLinc.com
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JAM N’ TOAST

JAM N’ TOAST

The JAM N’ (jammin’) part is the jazz and the TOAST part are the stories leading up to the songs which were delivered as funny or poignant toasts…the "here’s to you" type not the bread type since bread is neither funny or poignant. This is a funny, jazzy and emotional show that can play any venue.

2001 Cabaret Hotline On Line Award for Female Jazz Artist

"When was the last time a performer captured your heart with simple sincerity but, it was her vibrant voice and impeccable musicianship that defined the evening."
Bill VanSant, Essex Journal
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SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY

SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY

This show brings Sue together with an extraordinary Multi-Award Winning talent, Marcus Simeone. The music is all very well-known standards with a few original songs written by some of today’s standard writers. Their intention is to take you on a musical journey, to let these songs take you…Somewhere Along the Way…on your timeline, to a place where you may have first heard the song or even to whatever emotional place the song may take you to in that moment.

2004 MAC Award Nominated Show for Duo

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JESTERS OF JAZZ or FUNNY JAZZ CHICKS

JESTERS OF JAZZ or FUNNY JAZZ CHICKS

The Funny Jazz Chick, Joan Crowe, teams up with Sue Matsuki and a world class jazz band to become five, jazz, jive jesters as they team up…to rip it up…both musically & hysterically! Featuring some songs written and performed by the Master Jazz Jester himself…Mr. Jay Leonhart…who the Jazz Times calls: “the Fred Astaire of Jazz”. Do not miss the opportunity to book this extraordinary, celebration of some of the funniest, jazz songwriters of our day: Bob Dorough; Dave Frishberg; Marcy & Zina; Mary Liz McNamara along with the historic, hipsters like Cab Callaway; Redd Evans; Louis Joardan; Tommy Wolf; Fats Waller and MORE…you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll swing, you’ll jive and then you’ll laugh some more! Be there or be square Daddy-O!
“Crowe & Matsuki make a modern day Hope & Crosby with sharp comic timing.”
David Hurst, Show Business
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