Susanne Alt (NL)

Susanne Alt is a saxophone player, producer and dj, born 1978 in Würzburg, Germany and based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Susanne grew up with both parents being musicians and music teachers. At the age of 18, after classical saxophone studies at Meistersinger-Konservatorium Nuremberg (1993-1996) she left Germany to study jazz saxophone in The Netherlands at Hilversums Conservatorium/Conservatorium van Amsterdam (1996-2000) and continued her studies at Universität der Künste Berlin (2000-2003). Back in Amsterdam she started her own band, the Susanne Alt Quartet and also began to play with dj’s. In 2004 she debuted as producer with her 2004 release Nocturne. Worldwide performances and more recordings followed. In 2007 she founded her own label Venus Tunes. Collaborations followed: Legendary trombonist Fred Wesley played on “On Track”; (2009) and lead to Susanne touring with Fred Wesley & The New J.B.’s. From 2010 on, guest performances with a.o. George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic and Jamal Thomas Band followed. After 5 jazz albums Susanne produced funk album “Saxify” which has been released in early 2016. Throughout 2016 and 2017, dance remixes of “Saxify” were released. In 2015, besides playing with bands and dj’s, Susanne started dj’ing herself. Since early 2017 she’s having several residencies in Amsterdam bars and clubs as a saxophonist-dj. Further, she’s hosting a monthly radio show at Freak 31 - Streaming Dance.
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