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Yoko Suzuki: A Love Supreme @ Alphabet City, North Side

  • Alphabet City 1231 West North Avenue Pittsburgh, PA, 15233 United States (map)

Yoko Suzuki is an alto saxophonist working in Pittsburgh and New York City. She started to play the alto saxophone upon joining a jazz ensemble at Osaka University in Japan, teaching herself jazz theory, improvisation and repertoire. After working as a musician in Osaka, Japan and New York City, she moved to Pittsburgh in 2006. She received a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology and a PhD certificate in women’s studies at the University of Pittsburgh in 2011. She has taught a wide variety of courses including “Jazz Improvisation,” “History of Jazz,” “Introduction to Feminist Theory,” and “Gender and Sexuality in Black Popular Music” at the University of Pittsburgh.

 Featured Musicians:

Yoko Suzuki (sax)
Lou Stellute (sax)
Jeff Grubbs (bass)
Cliff Barnes (organ/piano)
James Johnson III (drums)