Where to find the Award winning Boogie Woogie piano player...
Listen to Sue's Latest Podcast, Honoring Candye Kane and her induction into the San Diego Music Hall of Fame.


Best Jazz and Best Blues Album
for GEMS, Volume 1!
Friday, October 18  [ 7pm ]

The 2nd San Diego Music Hall of Fame Induction Gala, Ocean Beach, honoring, among others, Candye Kane, Charles McPherson, Eve Selis, Robin Henkel. Walt Richards. Sue will be performing with the Casey Hensley Band, featuring Candye Kane's son Evan Caleb Yearsley Gutierrez on drums

Sunday, October 20  [ 1:00pm - 4:00pm ]

Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra will be performing at the Lafayette Hotel (2223 El Cajon Blvd)


Friday, October 25  [ October 25-27 ]

Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra will be performing at the Pismo Beach Jazz Jubilee Music Festival


Sue Palmer GEMS, Volume One
Purchase it from 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! 

November 7th - Jews & Blues, Smith Hall, SDSU
with Yale Strom & Hot Postrami, Tomcat Courtney, Robin Henkel, and Sue Palmer

Nov 27 thru Dec 1 - San Diego Thanksgiving Jazz Festival

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