SuZen picked up the sticks at the age of eight and never looked back. Beginning with an initial concentration on orchestral percussion, her focus gave way to a jazz education with drummers for such legendary figures as Lionel Hampton and Count Basie. A Berklee College of Music alumnus, SuZen’s percussive finesse and introduction to songwriting and production was honed in the Boston-then New York-based dance music ensemble Soultech. Her live experience as a session player and touring musician has taken her to the four corners of the United States and several countires abroad. SuZen’s other performance highlights include the opening act for Sandra Bernhardt and performances with the Indigo Girls. She was tapped as musical director/drummer of Tommy Boy Recording artists The Roc Project featuring Tina Novak tour. 2007 saw SuZen return to Berklee and complete her Masters Certificate in Music Production and Technology.

Her work has been licensed to major motion pictures as well as heard on major radio stations. “I Got To Swing” was licensed to Sony Pictures Corp. for the Soundtrack of “The Broken Hearts Club, A Romantic Comedy”© and her song “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”  by Aubrey on Robbins Entertainment (BMG) reached #2 on the Billboard dance radio airplay charts and burned up the airwaves on stations like WKTU in New York, Y100 in Miami and Sirius and XM satellite radio. The song was subsequently licensed to Abercrombie and Fitch for their in-store soundtrack in addition to being licensed for many dance music compilations. Other titles in the Third Bear Inc. catalog have been licesnsed to several music publishing libraries for placement in film and television projects.

Her other projects have included recordings with Tina Novak of The Roc Project and an incredible young artist named Kayla Dumon. In March 2005, SuZen launched her music production/publishing company, Third Bear Incorporated. Third Bear is devoted to the discovery and development of incredible recording artists, songwriters and musicians. Under the Third Bear Inc. banner, SuZen is currently writing songs for artists with such amazing and successful writers as Jeff  Franzel (Taylor Dane, N* Sync, Clay Aiken), John DeNicola (Dirty Dancing Soundtrack), Dana Calitri (Daughtry) and Andrew Fromm (Backstreet Boys). Whether you know SuZen as a drummer, musical director or you’ve heard any of her amazing tracks, one thing is for sure; her sound is unmistakable.