Susana Santos Silva is a Portuguese trumpet player, improviser and composer based in Stockholm, Sweden.
In the last years she has been considered by the international press as one of the strongest emerging voices in contemporary jazz and improvised music.
With a singular approach/voice that comes out of a comprehensive spectrum of influences, from classical and contemporary music to jazz and textural sound art as well as other art forms, she is interested in stretching the boundaries of the instrument and in exploring new ways of expression within music.
She leads her projects Impermanence and Life and Other Transient Storms (with Lotte Anker, Sten Sandell, Jon Fält and Torbjörn Zetterberg), and co-leads duos with Zetterberg (also in trio with Hampus Lindwall) and Kaja Draksler, the trio Child of Illusion and quartet Hearth. She is also part of Mats Gustafsson’s Nu Ensemble, Fire! Orchestra, T(r)opic, Lama, Per-Åke Holmlander’s Carliot Orchestra, Torbjörn Zetterberg Och Den Stora Frågan, ONJ and Coreto.
She has been traveling, performing and recording with many amazing musicians all over Europe, Egypt, Morocco, USA, Uruguay, Argentina, Brasil, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, China.
‘One of the most exciting improvisers in the world’ (Downbeat)
photo by Aloísio Brito