A commanding singer...steeped in tradition...but with modern sensibilities" Downbeat magazine, February 2011.
Suggs's voice is a reflection of the many great male and even female voices in jazz, soul, and R&B from the past century and beyond. Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Eddie Jefferson, Joe Williams, Jon Hendricks, Oscar Brown, Jr., Donny Hathaway, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye, are just a few of the influences that shape his sound and his approach to music. It is the music, the history, and the culture of the generations that preceded him that makes up the foundation upon which his own music is built. It is with these things in mind that he approaches every word and note he writes.
With three well acclaimed albums to his name thus far, Milton Suggs has cemented his reputation as one of the premier emerging male vocalists of this generation.