You are never as good as your best review or as bad as your worst! I feel that if your audience was entertained, you did your job!
“I'm just a new fan writing to say what a WOW Sue Matsuki's show was Saturday night at the Beechman. Sue is in full, calm control of a beautiful, unexpected set of "unusual" tunes and standards. I¹m going to try and put it in a few words: feminine, incredibly tasteful and tasty in every way, extremely entertaining, outstanding singing, and a strong trio that truly supported her beautifully. Her "theme" was simply stated early on; then she let the music, lyrics and subtle acting deliver the goods. And what music....! I never saw Sue before except at an open mic on occasion. I'll be seeing her again!”
What a show in so many ways! I can’t tell you how absolutely floored I was. I’m going to try and put it in words: Feminine, sure, unusual, mature, incredibly tasteful and tasty in every way, extremely entertaining, outstanding singing, a band that understands what accompaniment means (I only count yours and Tony Bennett’s in that category among bands I’ve seen in the last two years – I’m not kidding). A group of songs that stayed true to the charmingly, sparingly stated “theme” - though you wouldn’t care if they didn’t!
I talked to a friend this morning about your show, and I said it was like watching a dance performance — you know what the titles of the dances are, but no one is “talking” about them, so you see the theme unfold through the movement---well done!”
Betsyann Faiella, Savoy Communications