Where to find the Award winning Boogie Woogie piano player...

Saturday, December 22  [ 7:30pm - 10:30pm ]

The Sue Palmer Quintet, featuring April West, plays at Proud Mary's (5550 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego), great New Orleans food, great dance floor!

Friday, December 28  [ Dec 28-29 ]

BOOGIE WOOGIE FANS WILL LOVE THIS: 2 nights in a row of world class boogie woogie artists, playing duets. I will play with the great April West on December 29th, along with 2 of my favorite musicians, Steve Lucky and Carmen Getit, from Berkeley. My friends Wendy Dewitt/Kirk Harwood and Carl Sonny Leyland/Chloe Feoranzo will be there Friday night December 28th. We will all be up to lots of mischief, so WATCH OUT!!! Dizzy's (1717 Morena Blvd, San Diego 92110), $25

Monday, December 31  [ 8:00pm ]

Hornblower Yachts presents a 20s Era Cruise, on the classic and intimate High Spirits, sister ship to Franklin Roosevelts presidential yacht The Sequoia, featuring Sue Palmer's Hot Five

Thursday, January 3  [ 7:30pm ]

Sue plays with the great Swedish ingenue Gunhild Carling at Tio Leo's (5302 Napa, San Diego 92111), $22

Sunday, January 6  [ 1:00pm ]

Sue plays with the great Swedish ingenue Gunhild Carling at Tio Leo's (5302 Napa, San Diego 92111), $22

Monday, January 7  [ 7:00pm ]

The Sue Palmer Quintet plays the beautiful Humphreys (Shelter Island)

Sunday, January 13  [ 3:00pm - 7:00pm ]

Sue joins an array of San Diego musicians for a benefit for stellar guitar player, Chris James, at Tio Leo's (5302 Napa, San Diego 92111)

Tuesday, January 15  [ 7:30pm ]

Sue performs with Judy Taylor & the Wild Oats for a full on Western show, replete with gun twirling, ropes, and whips! Tio Leo's (5302 Napa, San Diego 92111)

Friday, January 25  [ 5:00pm - 7:00pm ]

Sue plays with her stellar Motel Swing Quintet, featuring April West, at Humphreys (Shelter Island)


Sue Palmer GEMS, Volume One
Purchase it from Vintage, Space 441, at the Carlsbad Art and Antique Mall (2752 State St, Carlsbad - 760-730-9494), CDBaby and all of Sue's gigs
GEMS consists of 20 songs I have recorded since 1980, with various bands of mine, with others, and with special guests. My latest recording, one of 20, was done this year, and was recorded by my band, Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra, with Sharifah Muhammad on vocals, and Laura Chavez on guitar. This beautiful Candye Kane/Laura Chavez penned tune, is called "Don't Cry for Me, New Jersey." Candye was a prolific songwriter, but rarely performed this tune in her live shows. The other 19 are particular favorites of mine, over the years, from bands Ms.B.Haven(an all women's rock band from the late '70s), Tobacco Road (featuring Mr. Preston Coleman), Candye Kane, a country/rockabilly band called the Hayriders, and my current band, to bands that have hired me(Earl Thomas, 2000 Lbs of Blues, Missy Andersen). Special guests on this album include San Diego all stars like Daniel Jackson, Gilbert Castellanos, Rob Thorsen, Molly Stone (Stones Throw), Adrian Demain, and others.
GEMS, Volume One

Song List...
1. Down the Road a Piece
2. Black Beauty
3. Gertrude & Stein
4. Don't Cry for Me New Jersey
5. Interlude 1
6. Interlude 2
7. Killer Tiki Boogie
8. Honeysuckle Rose
9. Heartbreak Hotel
10. Why Did You Go Last Night?
11. Motel Mambo
12. Aloha Oe
13. Granny Run Run
14. Roll 'em
15. I've Been Walkin'
16. Walkin'
17. Sweet Lotus Blossom
18. These Boots Are Made for Walkin'
19. Get It
20. Ready for the River (Live)

"San Diego’s Sue Palmer is a pianist known to the world as the Queen of Boogie Woogie, and throughout the 20 selections on her dealer’s choice anthology, Gems Volume One, we find the sobriquet is hers alone to wear. A constant and vital presence on the local music scene for 30 years plus, Palmer’s energized style of of blues, swing, and jazz has delighted fans with keyboard work that is a wonder of rhythm and delicacy, two-fisted swagger and moaning blues holler, straight ahead improvisation and sweet doses of country and torch songs to make the evening’s entertainment a diverse delight. These tracks are choices Palmer has selected from the 20 albums she has recorded since 1980, recorded with a broad array of superlative musicians including Rob Thorsen, Candye Kane, April West, Gilbert Castellanos, and a slate of other players who add their distinct personalities to Palmer’s dedication to swing, stop and boogie." ...Ted Burke, San Diego Troubadour,  sandiegotroubadour.com


Coming up in 2019!

January 15th - Tio Leo's
Sue Palmer and the Judy Taylor Wild West Show


March 23rd - Soper Reese Theatre
Sue joins her Boogie Woogie pals for a show in beautiful Lakeport, CA

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