Equally at home singing R&B, gospel, house, pop, jazz and cabaret, Suzanne Palmer boasts impeccable credentials. The daughter of a jazz pianist, she grew up on Chicago’s south side. By age sixteen she was performing professionally. She has appeared on albums with Angela Bofill, Jeff Lorber and Terry Callier. Earth, Wind and Fire’s Maurice White signed her to a solo recording project after hearing her winning performance on New York’s nationally televised “Show Time at the Apollo.” Palmer toured Europe with the Victory Singers, a renowned Chicago gospel choir. In Poland, at the prestigious Sopot International Pop Festival, she competed against singers from sixteen countries to win the Best Solo Vocalist award. She appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” accompanying Gloria Estefan on her 1996 Olympic Games anthem, “Reach.” The February 1998 issue of Jazziz magazine declared Palmer a winner in its talent search for “Voices of the New Jazz Culture.
Suzanne first ventured into House Music as the featured vocalist on The Absolute’s Tribal UK release, “I Believe.” Written and produced by Mark Picciotti and Craig Snider, it earned a Gold Record in the UK.
After signing as a solo artist with MCA/Twisted America Records, she embarked upon a successful partnership with Grammy Award winning producer/DJ Peter Rauhofer, on the Club 69 album, “Style,” which yielded three hit singles for Suzanne – “Much Better,” “Alright,” and “Muscles” – and firmly established her as a major star in the club music scene.
Suzanne recorded “Hide U” for Rauhofer’s own Star 69 label. It began topping the DJ playlists as soon as promo copies were circulated, and rapidly broke into the Billboard Club Play chart’s top 5. Her subsequent collaboration with master trance DJ “Tiesto” produced the break out smash for Black Hole records, “Flight 643/Love’s on Fire.”
Working with a team of creative and cutting edge producers, writers, and remixers, including Anthony Acid, Peter Bailey, Beat Hustlerz, Blue Room, Dezrok, Cevin Fisher, Fred Jorio, Eric Kupper, Angel Moraes, David Morales, Offer Nissim and Orange Factory, Suzanne and executive producer Peter Rauhofer celebrated the release of her full lenth CD, “HOME,” for Star 69 records, in 2005. Top club singles from the album include “Sound Of The Drum,” “Show Me,” “Free My Love,” “Fascinated,” “Home” and “Luv 2 Luv.”
In 2008, Suzanne embarked upon a new project with DJ/producer Bill Bennett, resulting in the release of their remake of the classic, “Fame,” along with Suzanne’s very first music video. Following that, she worked, once again, with Peter Rauhofer on a cover of the classic, “Big Love,” and traveled to Israel to record “You Stepped into My Life” with Offer Nissim.
Suzanne recently entered into an exciting partnership with Chicago producer, writer and singer Georgie Porgie. Her first single on Music Plant Records, “Keep On Keepin’ On,” was released in the Spring of 2012, and went immediately to number 1 on Kings of Spins, as well as to the top of the iTunes dance sale chart!
Always in demand for her soulful and dynamic live performances, Suzanne works a crowd like no other. She has electrified audiences as a featured artist at major venues and festivals throughout the world, in cities including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, New Orleans, Chicago, Montreal, Toronto, London, Edinburgh, Paris, Brussels, Rome, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Tel Aviv, San Juan, and Sydney.