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


Best Jazz and Best Blues Album
for GEMS, Volume 1!


Tuesday, February 19  [ 7:00pm - 11:00pm ]

The Sue Palmer Quintet plays Humphreys (Shelter Island)

Monday, March 4  [ 7:00pm - 11:00pm ]

The Sue Palmer Quintet plays Humphreys (Shelter Island)

Tuesday, March 5  [ 7:30pm - 10:00pm ]

The Sue Palmer Quintet's Mardi Gras Show, featuring April West, Tio Leo's (5302 Napa, San Diego 92111)

Wednesday, March 6  [ 7:00pm ]

Showcase for the San Diego Music Awards, The Sue Palmer Trio joins other artists at Tio Leo's (5302 Napa, San Diego 92111)

Friday, March 8  [ 7:00pm - 10:00pm ]
Monday, March 11  [ ]

San Diego Music Awards at House of Blues, where Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra are up for Best Jazz Band, and Sue's album "Gems, volume 1" is up for Best Blues Album

Friday, March 15  [ 5:00pm - 7:00pm ]

The Sue Palmer Quintet, featuring Sharifah, Deejha Marie, Pete Harrison, and Sharon Shufelt, appear for Happy Hour at Humphreys (Shelter Island)

Friday, March 22  [ March 22-26 ]

Sue goes on the road to Northern California to perform at the Soper Reese Theatre (Lakeport, CA) - Sue plays March 23rd with Wendy Dewitt, Lady Bianca, Paul Kemp/Boogie Woogie Extravaganza, March 24 and 25 Sue plays swing, boogie woogie, and blues at the Blue Wing Cafe (Upper Lake, CA)


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! 

May 11 - Gator By the Bay
Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra

August 2nd - Trolley Barn Summer Concert

October 25-27 - Pismo Beach Jazz Jubilee

Nov 27 thru Dec 1 - San Diego Thanksgiving Jazz Festival

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