Hi I'm Susie Garcia
Suzanne Garcia is better known as "Susie" to all her fans, friends, and family, If you are not laughing, crying, smiling, or dancing when she is onstage, then she doesn't think she has done her job. With a keen ear for music, she began playing violin as a child. In 1991, Susie made her first appearance at the Hollywood Bowl for a "Tribute to Women in Mariachi". She would return to the Hollywood bowl three more times as a member of Mariachi Las Adelitas (1997) as well as Mariachi Las Alondras(1998, 1999). In 1999, Susie helped pioneer one of the first modern all-female run and directed mariachi bands in Los Angeles by the name of Mariachi Divas. During her 9-year stint with the Divas, Susie performed at countless concerts and music festivals and received her first American Grammy award for “Best Regional Mexican Album” in 2008. She started Las Colibri in 2009 and has since led the group to become one of the premiere female mariachi ensembles in Los Angeles. Susie is a musician at heart, but is equally proud of her work in the field of educational publishing and pursuing her education goals with a B.A. in Spanish from UCLA and a Master's in Counseling from Chapman University. Since 2012 she has produced seven successful shows at the John Anson Ford Theatre, has consulted on various other productions, and founded the first all-female youth academy in Los Angeles called "Las Jovencitas."