The Jazz Generation, led by Suzanne Brooks, multi-lingual vocalist, songwriter and literary writer/speaker, was established as a multi-ethnic, multi-generational band in 2003. Twelve CDs, 3 musicals and 4 books are the result.
Musicians--Chris Lee, keyboard; Jim Wendt, keyboard/bass; Dave Peters, drums; and Michael Otwell, sax/flute. The music of The Jazz Generation reflects their years of working together in Jazz, R&B, Pop, Gospel, Latin and more with covers and original songs and musical stage shows.
All members of The Jazz Generation have extensive education and formal studies, from liberal arts to law and equally extensive education in music and other arts. Colleges and Universities include Cheyney State University; LaSalle University (PA); Temple University; Penn State University; University of Nevada Reno; Washington State University; Fielding Graduate University; Sacramento Community College; Sacramento State University; University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law;
Harvey Mudd College; Jesuit High School Sacramento; Saint Mary's High School - Stockton, CA; Zion Academy of Music; Berkelee Jazz Institute.