James Suter, B.M. '13

James Suter, B.M. '13James Suter, bass, majored in Studio Music and Jazz Instrumental Performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music where he was a Stamps Distinguished Ensemble Scholar and a member of the inaugural Stamps Jazz Quintet, Class of 2013. He studied acoustic and electric bass privately and performed in a variety of other jazz groups at Frost ranging from the Funk/Fusion Ensemble to the R&B Ensemble.  Originally from Hollywood, Florida, James Suter has performed professionally throughout South Florida for nearly a decade.

As a member of the Stamps Jazz Quintet at the Frost School of Music, Suter has performed in concert with saxophonist Chris Potter, as well as with Gary Burton at Festival Miami, and also with the Matt Wilson Quartet. The Stamps Jazz Quintet was chosen as the “Jazz Group” winner in DownBeat magazine’s 34th Annual Student Music Awards in the Undergraduate Outstanding College Performances category (2011). Suter is featured on the Stamps Jazz Quintet’s self-titled debut album on Summit Records. He has presented workshops and concerts with the quintet while on tour to Colorado in 2010, and performed with the Stamps Jazz Quintet at the 2011 Jazz Education Network (JEN) conference in New Orleans. The group also shared the stage in 2011 with legendary blues guitarist Buddy Guy at a private event.