Vocalist, pianist, percussionist, composer and arranger Susan Pereira has been one of the most versatile musicians on New York’s Brazilian music scene since 1983. While deeply rooted in traditional Brazilian styles, her broad background in jazz and world music has enabled her to develop a distinct musical personality. Fluent in Portuguese, she is a singer who blends a silky, rich tone with superior vocal technique and is a particularly skilled lyric interpreter and scat singer. She leads the acclaimed Brazilian jazz group Sabor Brasil, co-founded with drummer Vanderlei Pereira, and has appeared with the group at a variety of notable festivals and clubs, including the Rochester Jazz Festival, the Savannah Jazz Festival, the Hartford Jazz Festival, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Lincoln Center Jazz’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and Birdland among many others. Apart from Sabor Brasil, Susan has performed as a vocalist and/or percussionist with many top names in Brazilian jazz as well as in traditional samba percussion ensembles, both in the U.S. and Brazil, at venues such as the Blue Note, the Kennedy Center, the Syracuse Jazz Festival, the Village Gate and Rio de Janeiro’s Armazén Digital Leblon and Sambodromo. Susan Pereira and Sabor Brasil’s recent CD, Tudo Azul (Riony Records), was the second most added jazz CD at college radio during its "add" week.