Considered by the jazz critic and historian Ted Gioia as “the Andalusian Eva Cassidy”, Raya is a rare thing in art. She has developed a style where voice and guitar seem to breathe at the same time.
Songwriter, classically trained guitar player, European awarded jazz singer and jazz guitar graduated. Susana combines her singer-songwriter spirit with a jazz touch which is enhanced by her Spanish roots.
Her collaboration with the legendary jazz bass player, Steve Swallow in New York, opened the door to record her new album Wind Rose. Providence brought her the joy to make it with a five start team: Clifford Carter, Ira Coleman, Leo Amuedo and Cyro Baptista. The producer, Gary Burke, says: "She can sing, she can play and she can write. A triple threat as we say here in the States.”
— Susana Raya
“A pure, honest, unaffected voice, extremely musical and fantastic lyrics, great talent.”
— Ira Coleman, musician
“In a perfect world, everyone would know her music”.
— Bill Piburn, Fingerstyle Guitar Journal.