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Celebrate a decade of Kingston jazz funk band SUZE at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 12

Celebrate a decade of Kingston jazz funk band SUZE at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 12
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From a press release:

Kingston’s own SUZE will bring their blend of funk/blues/jazz/rock to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, May 12 at 8 p.m. The show, dubbed “A Decade of SUZE,” will be a celebration of the band’s 10th anniversary and will be part of the Live from the Chandelier Lobby series, presented by City Market & Café.

Tickets, which are $12 in advance or $15 the day of the show, go on sale next Friday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. and will be available through the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m.

Founded in the summer of 2007, SUZE has spent years crafting a sound that blends the fluidity of jazz with the contagious rhythms of funk and the power of vintage blues rock and roll. The result is a musical entity unique to itself. Though the lineup has changed over time, the core of founding member Adam McKinley and tenured guitarist Adam Gabriel has continued to drive the outfit forward and nurture its growth.

The addition of rhythm section members Jason Stefanski and Brian Gildea has breathed new life into the music, both old and new. The band carries two studio records under its belt with 2012’s “When the World Is Not Enough” and 2014’s “Sounds From Thursday Evening,” both recorded and produced at McCrindle Building Recording Studios with producer/engineer Jody Busch, Sr.

Over SUZE’s lifespan, they have been fortunate enough to share the stage with such acts as Rusted Root and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, among others. They have also been nominated for a few Steamtown Music Awards and were voted 2015’s “Best Original Band” in Wilkes-Barre by readers of local entertainment newspaper Diamond City.