Suzanna SIfter

Suzanna Sifter is a jazz pianist, author, and educator who has been on faculty at Berklee College of Music for 29 years. She holds a BM from Berklee and Master’s Degree from New England Conservatory.

Suzanna has traveled extensively with Berklee to places such as Europe, South America, the US, Canada and Japan giving master classes and performing. Suzanna has five recordings as a leader, composer, and arranger : Flowers for You, Awakening, The Illumination, Sophisticated Lady, and the play along CD to her book, Berklee Jazz Keyboard Harmony: Using Upper Structure Triads.The second edition of Suzanna's book was released through Hal Leonard/Berklee Press in May 2015.

Suzanna has performed with John La Porta,, Alan Dawson, John Lockwood, Yoron Israel, Dave Clark, and recorded with Casey Scheuerell, Jon Hazilla, Bruce Gertz, Dino Govoni, Tony Lada, Larry Monroe, and Greg Badolato. Her compositions have been featured on “In the Library”(D. Govoni) and “On the Edge”(T. Lada).

Suzanna's fifth recording, Sophisticated Lady, is a musical tribute to her late mother and was released in July 2018. It features luminous solo jazz piano with relaxing yet poignant improvisations and arrangements.