Sukie Keita

photo by Daniel Snyder

Singing is a necessary outlet for me, and something I intend to do forever. My creative process varies between hearing melodies in my head, free-form improvisation, and writing songs based on poems I have written. I take advantage of the fertility of the moment and capture new phrases whenever they occur.  My vocal style plays between the borders of jazz and blues, and I enjoy singing in a variety of languages.

I have performed in musical theatre productions of West Side Story, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, A Chorus Line, and Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, as well as avant-garde and off Broadway theatrical productions. My vocals appear on albums by the Deeplooker Project and K-Bass, and I collaborated with musician/producer Josh Sulfaro on the single “What You See.” As a part-time collaborator with the Electric Feel DJs, I perform in live sets with Corbin Dooley and Toby Roberts at venues such as Club Congress, Plush, and The Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Arizona. We have opened for internationally renowned acts including Kraak and Smaak and Mark Farina. Since locating to Phoenix, I have been written and recorded with trip-hop outfit Sound Propagation.

Steady Incline with an instrumental track by Corbin Dooley.  Mike Zecchino recorded this song at The Nail Studio in Tucson:

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What We See with music and production by Josh Sulfaro:

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Love You with lyrics by Bassirima Soro:

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