Here's a short video clip of the Susie Hansen Latin Jazz Band performing at Heritage Square last Thrusday (07/30/2009).
One commentator called called Susie "The Greatest Salsa Violinist in America"; and that about covers it.
Susie is a Chicago native, the daughter of a concert violinist; her study of violin began at the age of six. Susie moved to Los Angeles in 1988, and embarked on an in-depth study of Latin music.
If anyone initially had doubts about a transplanted blonde mid-westerner playing Salsa music, those doubts are gone, and Susie has won the hearts of Los Angeles, in addition to much critical acclaim.