Award winning Susan Winter is a singer’s singer. She has been making a name for herself in the New York cabaret scene, but she has worked in and around New York clubs for many years. This native New Yorker has performed with her trio in intimate jazz spaces and has also sung with big bands, following the charts of the famous 30’s and 40’s singers. Lately, she can be found on Sundays, twice monthly, as co-host/co-producer of OPEN MIC @ THE MET, at NYC’s Metropolitan Room.
She was a regular at Catch a Rising Star and went on the road to work in many of the popular Catskill Mountain resorts and jazz clubs in surrounding states; but she took a hiatus to raise her two sons and work with special needs adolescents. And now, she’s back! Cabaret Hotline’s Carla Gordon says, “Susan has a luscious, smooth delivery, but also has a way with a lyric.” Her style may have been born in a bygone era but it is unmistakably contemporary. Susan’s vocal prowess has been compared to some of the Great American Songbook’s finest vocalists, but her approach is a unique blend of pop, jazz and cabaret.
Susan was nominated for a coveted MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) award in 2008 for her debut show, “Million Dollar Matinee.” In 2009, Susan was the recipient of the Backstage Bistro Award for Outstanding Vocalist. In her second show, “Love Rolls On,” Susan sang some swinging Rick Jensen arrangements and presented a fun-filled evening that had a few surprises in its more tender moments when she unearthed her parents’ WWII love letters. The show was recorded live at the famed Metropolitan Room in NYC and the CD became the 2010 MAC-award winner as the Nancy LaMott Recording of the Year.