Suz works, plays, and performs with and for groups of all sizes, from intimate gatherings to classrooms, concert halls and major whoop-ti-dos. She played by invitation at the White House in Washington, D.C., and appears in concert and on numerous albums with musicians from smooth jazz to Indie pop and rock genres. She has also performed with musical comedy improv theatre groups and mentors emerging composers and performers.
Suz uses her diverse 2,000-song repertoire and multi-faceted performing experience to find just the right music to suit any occasion and invite people into possibility. She is as comfortable setting a reflective, reverent musical tone at a spiritual retreat, wedding or memorial service as she is leading a rousing singalong! She plays numerous instruments, including piano, bass, guitar, ukulele, psaltery, and mandolin.
One of Suz’s specialties is creating songs on the spot, working with topic suggestions from the audience, similar to Whose Line is it Anyway? These might happen at venues ranging from improv shows to intimate concerts to simply walking down the street. Check out a sample video of her on-the-spot songwriting from the Sacred Grounds Cafe Open Poetry Night in San Francisco, Sept. 2016. (Fun fact: she is playing the ukulele Prim in this video, handmade by Corvallis, OR luthier extraordinaire, Pat Megowan!) Watch out; she might make a up a songs about YOU next!
From Suz’s TOP Secret PERFORMing Diary: