Water & Fire
A native Chicagoan,flutist/singer/songwriter Suki Rae has been performing music since the age of five.A classically trained flutist,she has an MA in Music/Film and has been performing internationally for the last 20 years.Awards include: the only American finalist in the Hoiellart Jazz Festival in Belgium;ASCAP Awards since 1994; Honorary Award in Great American Song Festival;Runner Up Song of the Year Award;Viewer's Choice Award at Kweevak.com;American Song Festival;Nashville Song Festival and nominations for NAR Awards and Just Plain Folks Awards. Performances include: Universal Jazz Coalition's Women in Jazz;Michigan Women's Music Festival;San Francisco Women's Music Festival;Jerusalem Womens' Music Festival;St.Peter's Church;Alice Tully Hall;MUNY's Texaco Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival. In 2006, Suki was a recipient of a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council grant to lead peace songwriting workshops culminating in a peace concert at St. Marks Church in New York City. In 2005, she wrote text, music,lyrics,co-directed,acted in, and produced her musical,' I Don't Wannabe a Wannabe' as a staged reading at the Writer's Voice in New York City. She has been musician in residence at: Cornell University;Arad Arts Project in Arad,Israel;Hilai Arts Colony in Mitzpe Ramon and Ma'alot Tarshiha,Israel;the Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos,New Mexico;Fundacion Valparaiso in Mojacar,Spain; Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Colorado and White Oak Plantation in Yulee, Florida. Her song, 'My Bamboo Hat' was published and included in 'The Music Box abd Other Delights,'by Piano Press Music. Her song' I Think of You' was published and is now being licensed by Noteborn Music for films and tv. She has written songs in all styles of music ranging from jazz,rock,pop,gospel,comedy,instrumental,etc.In April 2003 one of her children's songs was published in 'The Music Box and Other Delights.'She has also acted,directed and written for theatre and films as well as appearing on radio and TV. Her recordings include: Pipedreams;(jazz/New Age)Water and Fire (jazzy/ethnic world/New Age);Cantique de Noel (Christmas songs);I Think of You (pop/rock);My Bamboo Hat (comedy/children's);and her single,'Bugz in Da Bed'.. all of which she produced on Reverence for Life Records.All recordings contain solely original music except Cantique de Noel (favorite Christmas songs).On her recordings, in addition to songwriting,she plays flute,sings,plays keyboards,etc. Reviews: Water and Fire 'jazz with world music leanings,transcendental style of pop singing...Rae's eclecticism is certainly admirable..embraces traditional Middle Eastern and Jewish music..Rae is quite capable of becoming better known in both jazz and world music circles.' Alex Henderson All Music Guide ' a mostly instrumentalcomposite of jazz/fusion and world music themes with guitars,drums,piano,flute,violin,and vocals' 'it is indeed eclectic, and has an old world charm about it that is hard to pin down and even harder to escape' 'the music is lovely stuff for the open minded.' Ben Ohmart Muses.muse.