Suzanna Sifter is a jazz pianist, composer, author, and educator who has been on faculty at Berklee College of Music since 1989. She holds a BM from Berklee and Master’s Degree from New England Conservatory.
Suzanna has traveled extensively with Berklee to places such as France, Italy, Greece, Brazil, Ecuador, the US, Canada and Japan auditioning students, 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. Suzanna’s playing was featured on Tony Lada’s recording, On the Edge. Her compositions were showcased on In the Library (D. Govoni) and On the Edge (T. Lada).