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Jacqui Sutton with the Frontier Jazz Orchestra
Ensemble

Ensemble Members
Jacqui Sutton, Voice
Henry Darragh, Piano
Paul Chester, Banjo, Guitars
Anthony Sapp, Bass
Max Dyer, Cello
Dennis Dotson, Trumpet
Eddie Lewis, Trumpet
Ilya Janos, Percussion
Contact
Jacqui Sutton


Address
1513 Indiana Street
Apt. B
Houston, TX, 77006
Phone
9172878631
Fax Number
9172878631

Additional Info
Year Founded
2010
Repertoire
Classical, Jazz, New Music, World Music
Size
Variable
Instrumentation
Mixed

At age 50, Jacqui Sutton created the Frontier Jazz Orchestra. Loving jazz and bluegrass and not wanting to choose one, she blended them into Frontier Jazz "where jazz meets the American frontier." Other styles work their way in too: pop, Broadway, classical, R&B. Reviewing her 2nd CD, Jazz Times' Christopher Loudon said: "Sutton opens with a ‘Summertime' that serves as splendid introduction to the steel of her pipes and the majesty of a voice that marries the earthiness of Cassandra Wilson to the warmth of Dianne Reeves. Jazz, bluegrass and honkytonk slip and slide together in Sutton's crafty blend of ‘Hummingbird' and Dave Brubeck's ‘Blue Rondo a la Turk, while ‘Nature Boy' is reinvented as a fiery tango sung in Spanish and English."

News

05.15.2017

I am pleased to announce that my project "Un-Cross Talk: Jazz and Bluegrass Slip 'n Slide Houston Style" has received funding from the Houston Arts Alliance. I will spend the coming year composing original Frontier Jazz songs, which will culminate in a full concert on March 16, 2018.