Sue Richardson- "Too Cool" The music of Chet Baker

Sue Richardson vocals and trumpet, Neil Richardson piano, Gavin Barras bass, Eryl Roberts drums


Since being tipped for the top by Jazzwise in January ’08 Sue Richardson's career has been going from strength to strength. She featured on Ian Shaw’s tribute to Humph, Sad Sweet Song, and as a result was a guest at Ronnie Scott’s tribute to Humph alongside Tina May and Barry Cryer. She has appeared at the London Jazz Festival and featured on BBC Radio 3’s Jazz LineUp. Her second album "Emergence" is released on Splash Point Records. This CD shows her engaging voice and warm trumpet sound to full advantage, as she takes you from swinging up-tempo jazz through thoughtful ballads to sultry Cuban numbers. 


Sue’s quartet gigs are a great combination of her original songs and imaginatively reworked standards. You will love her reworking of the Chet Baker songbook but also hear Ella Fitzgerald and Clifford Brown in her programming. The musicians in the band also take centre stage with well thought out solo spots. The band have taken their special brand of modern jazz with a main stream twist to many venues on the national and international circuits

Hear Sue's music here


Jazz trumpeter and singer Chet Baker had a subdued tone and gentle phrasing made him the epitome of the cool jazz (bebop) of the 1950s. His albums from this time have introduced succeeding generations to jazz. 

Sue Richardson's Quintet is at Seven Arts, Thursday 5th April, doors open 8pm music 8.30-11.15pm. Tickets £12 (full price), £10 (concessionary) from Seven Arts tel 0113 26 26 777, standby tickets for full time students £5 on the door only.