Avec sa voix puissante et chaude, elle interprète des grands classiques du jazz américain et international, dans leur version française. Mais ce qui la passionne particulièrement, c'est de créer des chansons originales. Un parfait métissage d’airs connus et de découvertes musicales.
Un EP (MIN-DISQUE) avec 5 chansons originales sera bientôt disponible en téléchargement.
SUZANNE KENNELLY is back to conquer her first love all over again. After a very successful career as a CBC/Radio-Canada host which lead to being inducted as one of the very few members of the Manitoba CBC Hall of Fame, she is now dedicating her time and energy to the arts.
Guided by her deep love of the stage, her connections to the musical scene and its artists , she decided to get back into the swing of things, musically speaking.
And she didn’t waste any time. In 2015, she was invited to perform at the renowned MÂRDI JAZZ event at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre (St-Boniface). She launched her new show SUZANNE KENNELLY JAZZ with some of the best musicians in town: Daniel Roy (drums/musical director), Gilles Fournier (bass), Mike Manny (piano) and Jocelyn Gould (guitar). The challenge was to offer a full program of jazz ‘’à la française’’ made of some good old standards (in their french versions), some Charles Aznavour and Michel Legrand type gems with some latin and swing in a warm, powerful and stylish performance that delighted the audience.
This repertoire is equally at home in a band setting or in a duo format. Following her MÂRDI JAZZ concert, Suzanne launched a concert tour with HOME ROUTES / CHEMIN CHEZ NOUS, accompanied by the wonderfully talented Jocelyn Gould on guitar. She is extremely proud to have been invited to be a guest artist at the WINNIPEG INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL (2016). She has recorded a demo in August followed by a showcase at CONTACT OUEST in Regina, Saskatchewan in September . She was the featured Manitoba artist for COUP DE COEUR FRANCOPHONE in November 2017 . Her frist EP aptly titled SUZANNE KENNELLY JAZZ a garnered praise and a nomination to the TRILLE OR awards (think Junos for francophone outside Québec).