Susannah B is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, screenwriter, mom and philanthropist. A Los Angeles resident for most of her adult life, Broadway baby Susannah Blinkoff (aka Susannah B) grew up in Manhattan in what she calls "a cradle of creativity," acting and singing from an early age, and through college. In 1999, she wrote the film Bellyfruit, collaborating with Stephen Bray (Madonna, The Color Purple). She is currently at work on a new musical TV drama series.
Known for her sultry, ethereal vocals and catchy yet sophisticated singer-songwriter pop, Susannah B has released four albums of her own songs -- heard in films, on MTV, on radio stations across the country, and on the Billboard charts. While her music has always been a little hard to categorize -- she’s been called "chameleonic" and a "powerhouse vocalist" due to her impressive vocal range and stylistic versatility that continually garner rave reviews -- the common denominator in all her work has always been the groove. Even her most recent release -- acclaimed jazz album Girl Gone Wilder! -- was inspired by Susannah’s unusual rhythmic approaches to the famed jazz standards penned by midcentury composer Alec Wilder.
Susannah B has released six albums, including her debut album, Vintage Susannah B, followed by Camp Susannah's Happy Today, which was heard in films and on MTV. Let's Pretend, her 2008 release, garnered placements on multiple Billboard charts. Far More (2017) is a unique blend of spirituality and chill electronic beats. Even her recent record, Girl Gone Wilder, is infused with unusual rhythmic approaches and world instruments, making Alec Wilder's famed jazz standards accessible to modern audiences and eliciting rave reviews.
Susannah B has a lifelong passion and dedication to philanthropy. She has been involved for many years with Peace4Kids and Kidsave, two organizations based in L.A. that support foster youth. Susannah has also taught weekly group-singing "Song Circle" classes to men in South L.A. who were transitioning after having been incarcerated -- some for decades. The song "I Just Want to Celebrate" was a favorite with those men, inspiring Susannah to record her own version of it on her album Far More and to remix into a highly danceable electronic version along with j. wells on her new EP.
Susannah B lives with her husband, two teenage kids and their fluffy dogs in a newly redesigned house in Los Angeles, where she’s converted the garage into a performance space that she hopes to soon use for charity fundraiser shows.
"Full vocal sets of Wilder's pieces are quite rare but Susannah B. has the vocal chops and versatility to pull it off."
- Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene
"Susannah B's tribute to Wilder, Girl Gone Wilder!, covers the Wilder ground well...including many (tracks) not usually found on Wilder collections."
- Marilyn Lester, NYC Jazz Record
"Susannah B has a smooth vocal style, and a voice that settles easily on the listener's ears...Kudos go out to her for taking on the challenge of recording the Wilder material, and doing so effectively and winningly."
- Joe Lang, Jersey Jazz Magazine
Susannah's current projects include working on more original techno-pop music with j.wells and drummer Ray McNamara and a musical TV drama series. She's also transformed the garage of her new home into a performance space where she has begun to share her music live once more!