Suzanne Cimone, SHAZAM, remembers fondly, the memories of the nightly singing of songs with her mother and brother, at bedtime. She enjoyed singing and dancing along with the 33 LP records of Johnny Mathis from the age of 4. Everyone in the family played an instrument, and everyone played and sang for visitors and during holidays.
Suzanne has a music degree from Laney College of Oakland, CA. She has studied voice with Judy Davis (voice coach of Janice Joplin, Barbra Streisand, Eddy Money) and with singer, Raz Kennedy (founding member of Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra). She is presently the Music Director and Ensemble leader at the First Church of Religious Science, Vallejo, a center for spiritual living.
She has been singing and performing in the Bay Area since 1985, with various bands such as, Sweet Surrender, Wild Oats, Wild Angels, The Average Dyke Band, Leave it to Diva, Suzanne Cimone and the Gold, and presently, Bad Ass Boots. Since the year 2000 she has been a member Wing It!, the professional improv ensemble that utilizes the techniques of InterPlay, a mind, body, spirit method including singing, storytelling and dancing.
Suzanne is also a creative songwriter and has several of her songs recorded and available on CDs and available online.