Suzy Eises

suzy eises

Suzy Eises is a saxophonist, composer, and educator who hails from the diamond mining town of Oranjemund. She has opened for popular international acts Mi Casa and Joss Stone and has shared the stage with musicians such as Jimmy Dludlu, Ringo Madlingozi and Hugh Masekela.

Suzy attended a one-year course at the London College of Creative Media in England and attended two years of college studying music at Brigham Young University-Idaho in the United States of America. Suzy has obtained a Higher National Certificate of Merit in Music Performance from the London College of Creative Media and an Advanced Music Diploma of Distinction from Shaw Academy, UK.

Suzy’s most prominent performances include performing at the 2019 Durban Jazz Festival in South Africa, performing a Global Fusion concert in Dubai, January 2020 and performing at the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Namibian Annual Music Awards. Suzy also performed at Windhoek’s annual jazz festivals in 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Suzy has worked with and collaborated with popular disc jockey DJ Maphorisa on her album. She has appeared in a music video for a collaboration song with Gazza which appears regularly on international television channel, Trace Africa TV and has reached more than 500 000 YouTube views. She is also a favourite performer for the President and First Lady of Namibia. Suzy has appeared on the BBC News television and social media networks sharing her story and showcasing her work.

Suzy regularly performs at corporate and public events all over Namibia. In Feb 2018, Suzy represented Namibia and performed at the International Music Festival organized by the Musical Bridges Around the World (MBAW) organisation in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Suzy has also represented Namibia at the Africa Day celebrations in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 25 May 2018 and at Le Wine Chambre in Johannesburg, South Africa in August 2018. Her debut self-titled album was released November, 2017. This earned her six nominations at the 2018 Namibian Annual Music Awards, and she went on to receive the coveted Best Album of the Year and Best Newcomer Awards. In 2019, Suzy studied Jazz at the London College of Creative Media and recorded a piece of music with BAFTA award-winning, Oscar- nominated composer George Fenton at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London where Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and the legendary Beatles have recorded – in May she became the first Namibian musician to record at the legendary studios. Suzy leads her own band and teaches saxophone privately.

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