September 10, 1994 |
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.
January 19, 2008
Jazz musician: A review in the Dec. 31 Calendar section of jazz musician Susie Hansen misspelled her first name as Suzy.
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
June 22, 1990 |
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.
May 3, 2003 |
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 |
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.