Susanne Alt
Susanne Alt

Biography


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.

Solo Album Discography:
2024: Royalty For Real
2016: Saxify
2012: How To Kiss
2011: Live At Bimhuis (live double album)
2009: On Track
2007: Delight
2004: Nocturne

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