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May 14, 1993 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Watching electric violinist Susie Hansen onstage is to see, and hear, a woman captivated by what she does. On a recent Sunday, Hansen was leading her salsa band--she also plays Latin/jazz--at an outdoor venue in Marina del Rey. Her approach to the rhythmically dynamic music was infectious: When she soloed, she bent her knees, leaned back, closed her eyes and played long, smoothly curving lines, then shorter, biting ones.
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January 19, 2008
Jazz musician: A review in the Dec. 31 Calendar section of jazz musician Susie Hansen misspelled her first name as Suzy.
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January 25, 1996 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's hard not to be moved by violinist Susie Hansen's vibrant Latin-based sound. There's a compelling energy, a winsome sense of melody that grabs hold of a listener. When she holds forth on Friday and Feb. 2 at New York West in Tarzana, Hansen offers mainly salsa, the sparkling dance music that grew out of Cuban conjunto and charanga styles, and includes a healthy dose of '40s and '50s big band sound.
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May 3, 2003 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
There she is, blond hair flipping as she swings her violin around, vigorously accenting her phrases, moving in time with the rhythm. It's Susie Hansen in action, leading her eight-piece band, playing Latin jazz and salsa. Latin jazz and salsa? Wait a minute. A blond, female violinist of Scandinavian descent leading her own jazz and salsa band. Is something out of sync there? Not at all.
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September 10, 1994 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
What violinist Susie Hansen delivers can be summed up in a single word: energy. * Hansen, who is becoming one of Southern California's most popular Latin jazz artists, relates a story about the sixth annual Santa Barbara International Jazz Festival, an on-the-beach event that she headlined a week ago. Another act had preceded Hansen, and when she hit the stage, the audience was primed for her brand of fiery Latin-based jazz.
NEWS
January 19, 2008
Jazz musician: A review in the Dec. 31 Calendar section of jazz musician Susie Hansen misspelled her first name as Suzy.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 1999
There was a glaring omission in Ernesto Lechner's excellent articles dealing with salsa in the Southland (July 1). One of the most popular salsa venues is the Whittier Hilton. In its sixth year there is the extremely popular Susie Hansen band. Whittier Hilton, Fridays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Check it out! LARRY FRANK, Arcadia
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 1990 | DON HECKMAN
The bane of jazz players has always been the occasional need to make music for dancing. Violinist Susie Hansen solved the problem Wednesday night at Bentley's in Santa Monica with a blend of salsa and Latin jazz that kept the dancers dancing and the musicians swinging. With a group that includes three percussionists and favors pieces by Willie Colon and Tito Puente, Hansen takes her Latin music seriously.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 2003 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
There she is, blond hair flipping as she swings her violin around, vigorously accenting her phrases, moving in time with the rhythm. It's Susie Hansen in action, leading her eight-piece band, playing Latin jazz and salsa. Latin jazz and salsa? Wait a minute. A blond, female violinist of Scandinavian descent leading her own jazz and salsa band. Is something out of sync there? Not at all.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1999 | Michelle Devera, (949) 574-4210
The Summer Concerts in the Park series continues tonight with the Latin/salsa music of Susie Hansen's Band. Admission and swimming at the Brea Plunge during the concert are free. The final band ending the summer series is Freeway Philharmonic, on Aug. 24. The concerts are held at City Hall Park, 401 S. Brea Blvd., from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Information: (714) 990-7124.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 1999
There was a glaring omission in Ernesto Lechner's excellent articles dealing with salsa in the Southland (July 1). One of the most popular salsa venues is the Whittier Hilton. In its sixth year there is the extremely popular Susie Hansen band. Whittier Hilton, Fridays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Check it out! LARRY FRANK, Arcadia
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 1996 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's hard not to be moved by violinist Susie Hansen's vibrant Latin-based sound. There's a compelling energy, a winsome sense of melody that grabs hold of a listener. When she holds forth on Friday and Feb. 2 at New York West in Tarzana, Hansen offers mainly salsa, the sparkling dance music that grew out of Cuban conjunto and charanga styles, and includes a healthy dose of '40s and '50s big band sound.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 1994 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
What violinist Susie Hansen delivers can be summed up in a single word: energy. * Hansen, who is becoming one of Southern California's most popular Latin jazz artists, relates a story about the sixth annual Santa Barbara International Jazz Festival, an on-the-beach event that she headlined a week ago. Another act had preceded Hansen, and when she hit the stage, the audience was primed for her brand of fiery Latin-based jazz.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 1993 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Watching electric violinist Susie Hansen onstage is to see, and hear, a woman captivated by what she does. On a recent Sunday, Hansen was leading her salsa band--she also plays Latin/jazz--at an outdoor venue in Marina del Rey. Her approach to the rhythmically dynamic music was infectious: When she soloed, she bent her knees, leaned back, closed her eyes and played long, smoothly curving lines, then shorter, biting ones.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 1990 | DON HECKMAN
The bane of jazz players has always been the occasional need to make music for dancing. Violinist Susie Hansen solved the problem Wednesday night at Bentley's in Santa Monica with a blend of salsa and Latin jazz that kept the dancers dancing and the musicians swinging. With a group that includes three percussionists and favors pieces by Willie Colon and Tito Puente, Hansen takes her Latin music seriously.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 1999
* Carmelo's Ristorante, 3520 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. Imago plays Brazilian jazz Sundays and Tuesdays. (949) 675-1922. * Odessa, 680 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach. Live jazz nightly. Watch for Latin jazz artists such as Poncho Sanchez, Bobby Redfield and others. (949) 376-8792. * Renaissance Dana Point, 24701 Del Prado. Latin jazz once or twice a month. Bobby Redfield plays Friday at 8:30. Format also includes blues, jazz and rock. No cover. (949) 661-6003.
NEWS
July 22, 2004
EVENT Spicy sounds, spicier food The Oxnard Salsa Festival each year attracts throngs of visitors seeking to indulge gastronomic and musical delights. While restaurateurs and other salsa sellers serve up concoctions for sampling and purchase, amateurs can enter the "Great Oxnard Salsa Challenge" and vie for a blue ribbon in eight categories. Music fans can look forward to a sizable bill that includes percussionist Louie Cruz Beltran and his ensemble, Susie Hansen Latin Band, L.A.
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