Susana Santos Silva is a Portuguese Jazz and Free improvisation musician (trumpet, flugelhorn, and flute).
Born 3 January 1979 in Porto, Portugal, Santos studied jazz trumpet at the Music College in Porto until 2008 and then the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe with Reinhold Friedrich, Edward Tarr, Klaus Schuwerk and Klaus Braker, subsequently Jazz Performance at the Rotterdam Conservatory (Diplom 2010), where she played with Eric Vloeimans, Jarmo Hoogendijk and Wim Both.
Susanna’s music performed in the streets of London, has inspired tens of thousands around Europe. Now she’s taking her music to all of Europe.
Portuguese singer Susana Silva left her country 10 years ago and found herself living in the streets of London.
“I was a little bit disappointed with Portugal so one day I just picked up my bags and left,” she said to Euronews.
Flanked by a two-string guitar, she began performing on the South Bank and soon enough her name became recognised in the music world.
With her debut album “Words of Power” released, she is off to the streets of Europe to “go closer to the people who have been there for me”, she says.talent
Susanna played in the Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos (inter alia with Lee Konitz, Chris Cheek, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Maria João as guest musicians in CD productions), in European Movement Jazz Orchestra (EMJO Live at Coimbra, Clean Feed Records 2011) and in the Dutch trio LAMA (with Gonçalo Almeida and Greg Smith). In 2011 Santos released her debut album Devil´s Dress (Toap). She is currently working with the bassist Torbjörn Zetterberg (Almost Tomorrow, 2013, Clean Feed) and with the ensemble SSS-Q (Songs from My Backyard, 2014). All About Jazz refers to Santos as one of the most original and articulate voices of European avantgarde jazz and non-idiomatic music