Suzanne Brooks, The Jazz Generation


Bass Guitar, Upright bass.


The Jazz Generation, led by Suzanne Brooks, vocalist, established 2003. Eleven CDs are the result. Musicians: Chris Lee, keyboard; Scott Welsh, drums, percussion; & Tom Hinnickel, bass guitar. Expert sight-reading, experience & travel; large repertoire. Jazz, gospel, R&B, Pop, country +. Vocalist + one to 4 musicians. Concerts & original shows, "Great Women of Jazz, 1890-1990" & "Aurora." "Let Us Shine," Christmas song on US Forest Service CD. Ranked #1, locally/regionally.
Travel costs are per hour, per band member; may include overnight expenses.

Screen name:
Member since:
May 21 2021
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
61 years


Nina Simone, Nora Jones, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Whitney Houston, Rihanna, Ray Charles, Freddie Mercury, Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera, Astrud Gilberto, Sergio Ortuno, Ella Fitzgerald, Annie Ross, Blossom Dearie, Betty Carter, Miles Davis, Art Farmer, Jon Hendricks, Dave Lambert, Bessie Smith

Members Of Band

Suzanne Brooks, Bandleader/Vocalist
Chris Lee, Pianist/Keyboardist
Gary Symington, Drummer/Percussionist
Gary Kirven,



2023 Annual Sacramento Women of Color /Diversity Day
41st Commemoration US & Internationally

Ben Ali Shrine,
3262 Marysville Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95815:

Sunday, March 5, 2023, 3:00-8:00 PM
International Association for Women of Color Day & Women World Culture & &

Suzanne Brooks, CEO/Social Entrepreneur,
Divisions of Creative Concepts Systems, Parent Company (not a non-profit)
3325 Northrop Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95864 Email:

Hundreds of honorees in the past have included elected officials, journalists, farmworkers, foster parents, artists, singers, musicians, teachers, poets, nurses, social workers, administrators, organizers, business owners and hundreds, if not thousands, more in the 25 states and 5 other countries where Women of Color/Diversity Day events have been held. This unique and important, independent event, which is not a non-profit, has been made possible through the efforts of community people selling program booklet ads, small businesses purchasing vendor/exhibitor tables, bigger businesses and organizations making donations, and attendees purchasing tickets @$10 for adults and $5 for children under 12, seniors, disabled vets, disabled members of the community, and others.

Images of past events are at the following links:

Help needed: donations, volunteers, ticket takers, food/beverage servers. Ad sales persons to sell ads with 33% seller commission (paid when the ad + graphics and funds are turned in). Full page: $1000- (commission $333). (Sales persons are independent contractors, not employees. Payments to sales persons over $600 will be reported on IRS form 1099.) For more information: email as soon as possible. Emails will work better for communication at this time.

VENDORS & EXHIBITORS (accessible before play, intermissions, reception)

PREMIERE: new one-act play by Suzanne Brooks. Actors (who will be paid for their performance) are being sought. Leading roles: young woman (about 20-24); young man (18 years old in the play); adult male about 40 -50); and other actors 3 females and 3 males adults of different ages. Previous acting, directing and other theater roles are not required, but are welcomed.

SNACKS & BEVERAGES MUSIC/entertainment, Sacramento based band, The Jazz Generation



Help is also needed to encourage people across the nation to have their own commemorations to which we can provide some technical support. Supporters of every age, race, ethnicity, gender, LGBTQ+, and religion are welcomed. The time is right for this event. The facility will hold 400 audience members in theater seating. There will be opportunities for 50 vendors/exhibitors.
Please share this information widely to individuals, organizations and businesses.
Creative Concepts Systems divisions: International Association for Women of Color Day,;The Jazz Generation band ((916) 483-9804