The Music

Susan Sings and Plays Guitar. . .

Susan performs as both a soloist and as part of several musical endeavors and projects, including Trio Sefardi, Minnush, and a jazz duo. Learn more about her solo programs, the groups, and concert schedules here.

Why I Sing

I sing Sephardic music and inspire listeners to remember — through a musical journey — the deep roots of our collective past. The music is traditional, so I carefully follow the nuances: Sephardim have a history of adopting rhythms and melodies of wherever they emigrated from, which encourages me to feel a new heartbeat of musical interpretation; to sing soulfully and from within, and to feel true to the source. I see myself as a preservationist, an interpreter and a creative bridge between the traditional music and its future.

I share music that celebrates a meaningful story that many have not heard before. It enriches those who hear it, and it comes from the voices and hearts of the women who carried the tradition before me. It’s a rich musical inheritance, and I am dedicated to making it vibrant and alive in today’s world. 

Susan Gaeta From Her Nona's Drawer CD Cover ImageSolo Recording

The musical journey of From Her Nona’s Drawer, Sephardic Folk Songs: The Journey Continues, begins in Spain with an interpretation of a Sephardic romansa from the 1920s and ends with Anderleto, one of the oldest traditional ladino ballads.


Complete Discography

From Her Nona’s Drawer 2009 

Sephardic Celebration (with Trio Sefardi) 2014 

Kaminos (with Trio Sefardi) 2016

Detour Ahead (with Mike Sobel) 2018

La Yave d’Espanya (with Trio Sefardi) 2019

Minnush (with Minnush) 2019

Rikordus (with Trio Sefardi) 2021