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Susanne Alt, a versatile artist from Amsterdam, excels in saxophone, composition, DJing, and production. Born in 1978 in Würzburg, Germany, Alt showed early promise, winning the Siemens Prize for young talent in classical saxophone during her formative years at the Meistersinger-Konservatorium Nuremberg.

Alt’s musical journey continued as she pursued jazz saxophone studies in the Netherlands, honing her skills at conservatories in Hilversum and Amsterdam. Her dedication led her to further education at the Universität der Künste Berlin, where she graduated with honors in 2003.

Since 1999, Alt has been captivating audiences with her saxophone performances, both as a solo artist and collaborating with DJs in Amsterdam’s nightlife. Her venture into production began in 2004 with the release of “Nocturne” on her label, Venus Tunes, marking the start of a prolific career in music production.

In recent years, Alt has expanded her artistic horizons, delving into DJing and live performances characterized by her soulful, deep, and funky sound. Notable endeavors include “Venus Tunes Live,” an all-female ensemble blending live instrumentation with DJing, and collaborations with renowned artists across various genres.

In this episode, we talked about:

🎷 Jam sessions and playing with great musicians
🎷 How to not overplay
🎷 Her career as a DJ and House Music suggestions
🎷 Call and response in performance
🎷 Susanne’s insights into finding your own voice
🎷 Her new album and the influence of Roy Hargrove on her and on jazz music
🎷 and much more!

 

Here’s the Video:

 

Links:

1. Website: https://www.susannealt.com/
2. Link to purchase albums: https://venus-tunes.sumupstore.com/
3. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/susannealtofficial/
4. IG: https://www.instagram.com/susannealtofficial/

 

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