Alt Susanne

(Netherlands)

Susanne plays :

on alto: 
mouthpiece: Vandoren V16 A5 M, ligature: Vandoren Optimum, reeds: Vandoren Jazz 3
on soprano:
mouthpiece: Vandoren V16 S6, ligature: Vandoren Optimum, reeds: Vandoren Classic 3
on tenor:
mouthpiece: Vandoren V16 T9, ligature: Vandoren Optimum, reeds: Vandoren V16

 

Susanne Alt is a saxophonist, composer, DJ, and producer based in Amsterdam.

Born in 1978 in Würzburg, Germany, to a musical parental home, she studied classical saxophone at the Meistersinger-Konservatorium Nuremberg (1993-1996) and won the Siemens Prize for young talent (1996). At 18, Alt moved to the Netherlands for jazz saxophone studies at the Hilversum and later Amsterdam conservatories (1996-2000).

She continued her studies at the Universität der Künste Berlin (2000-2003), graduating with honors. Since 1999, Alt has performed as a saxophonist in various settings. She has her own jazz quartet but also performs as one of the first musicians live with DJs in the Amsterdam nightlife.

In 2004,
she debuted as a producer with “Nocturne” on her own label, Venus Tunes, followed by several more albums. Starting in 2015, Alt increasingly performed independently as a DJ, gaining popularity for her soulful, deep and funky sound. Her experience in dance music inspired the creation of “Venus Tunes Live,” an all-female live act with musicians who are also DJs. From 2016, Alt focused more on dance releases on her label and since then has been providing a monthly guest mix on radio Freak31.

Besides her own projects, she is a sought-after guest and session musician, collaborating with artists such as Fred Wesley, DJ Spinna, Opolopo, Johan S, Hardsoul, DJ Maestro, and Wicked Jazz Sounds.
Her lastest album has been released in February 2024: “Royalty For Real” including the composition “Rue Lepic”, dedicated to the famous company based on 56 rue Lepic.

Susanne plays
on alto: 
mouthpiece: Vandoren V16 A5 M, ligature: Vandoren Optimum, reeds: Vandoren Jazz 3
on soprano:
mouthpiece: Vandoren V16 S6, ligature: Vandoren Optimum, reeds: Vandoren Classic 3
on tenor:
mouthpiece: Vandoren V16 T9, ligature: Vandoren Optimum, reeds: Vandoren V16

https://www.susannealt.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/venustunes
https://www.facebook.com/susannealtofficial/
https://www.instagram.com/susannealtofficial/