Suz has performed at thousands of venues over the years, as a soloist, accompanist, singalong leader, and as part of various configurations of groups. This includes concerts, weddings, funerals and memorials services, Taize chanting labyrinth walks, and other soirees and whoop-ti-does.
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Here’s a list of some of the place Suz has played:
UKULELE (Solos and Duos)
Corvallis Ukulele Cabaret Singalong (monthly co-host since 2012) • Eugene Uketoberfest (with Niels Nielsen, bass) • Ukulele Convergence (singsongs for kids and grown ups/ performing) w/ Jeanne 8-15-15 • Benton Center Showcase • Old Mill Center 3-18-17 • Timberhill Place Intergenerational Easter party • Alohafest, Lebanon, OR w/ Jeanne • Bombs Away (w/ Jeanne and the Svens)
WITH THE WALLOP SISTERS (Uke Trio)
Tunes in the Dunes Ukulele Camp (Westwind, Oregon – multiple years) • Lincoln Cultural Center • Northwest Gospel Explosion • Corvallis Best Cellar Concert Series • Aloha Friday (Cozmic Pizza, Eugene, OR) • Mya Moe Picnic (Hood River, OR) • Corvallis Fall Festival • Uketoberfest (Eugene, OR) • Imagine Coffee House • Eugene Saturday Market • LBCC Acoustic Showcase • Corvallis Imagination Festival • Corvallis Ukulele Cabaret Singalong (hosts) • Corvallis Arts Center • da Vinci Days Festival
The White House (Washington, DC, by invitation) • Majestic Theatre concert • Denim & Diamonds Fundraiser for the Children’s Farm Home • Greater Corvallis Rotary club luncheons • Harvest Festival, Green Gable Gardens • St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Corvallis, OR • Corvallis Arts Center concert • Cudo client appreciation dinner (multiple years) • weddings, memorial services, fundraisers, and private house parties • OSU Holiday Marketplace • Suburban Christian church winter fundraiser • Harvest Festival, Corvallis, OR • Hanson Country Inn
PIANO / UKE & BASS (Suz & Niels)
Friends of the Library Luncheons • Benton County Cultural Coalition Awards • Willamette Supper Club • Light Up a Life Evergreen Hospice (with harpist Kathy Morris, multiple years) • Best Cellar Concert Series, Methodist Church, Corvallis, OR • Imagine Coffee • Old World Deli (The Hours Traders’ Winter Celebration) • LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University (memorial service) • Unitarian Fellowship (memorial service) • Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan (CARDV benefit concert) • The Grace Center • Harmony Senior Living
PIANO (accompaniment, various bands and concerts)
BeatlesFest 6-15-18 & 2023 • Best Cellar Concert Series (multiple dates, 2014 to current) • Sunnyside Up Second Saturdays • Hospice private performances • Corvallis Arts Center (w/ Absolute & solo piano for receptions) • Sweet Home Gala 10-20-07 • Iovinos (Infinite Improv accompanist 10-24-07) • Corvallis Caring Place Snowflake Ball
(Christmas singalong – piano, uke, bass, 3 vocals) 2016 -2018 • Samaritan Physicians Gourmet Fair; Samaritan Health (multiple events) • Majestic Theatre (Follies, Majestic Valley Radio Hour 2006, etc.) • CH2M Alumni Center Alumni Fellows Award dinners (2006 – 2009) • Tcha Tee Man Wi storytelling festival • Fireworks Restaurant • Corvallis Solar Celebration (6-30-07) • World AIDS Day Event 12-1-08 • Unity and Friends Meeting House (Taize style Labyrinth Walk chanting music) • Hundreds of weddings & memorial services, various styles, including gospel tribute to Isaiah Jones at his memorial service
Alpine Community Center (with Rob Birdwell, trumpet) • Big Night for the Big Easy fundraiser (Soulstice) • Book Bin (Soulstice) • The Free Range Chix concerts, Majestic Theatre • Corvallis Central Park (with Hilltop Big Band) • Benton County Fair (Senior Talent Show) • Bawdy Tales – Tcha Tee Man wi Storytelling Festival (yearly) • Corvallis Waldorf School – May Day festival • Imagine Coffee • Inn at the 7th Mountain • Old World Deli (Beyond Reproach) • Physicians Gourmet Faire • Salishan Lodge, Gleneden Beach, Oregon • Unitarian Fellowship of Corvallis (Soulful Sundown Series , Kirtan events)
Salishan Lodge, Gleneden Beach, Oregon • Sunriver Lodge, Sisters, Oregon • Unitarian Women’s Retreats (multiple locations) • Chocolate Fantasy Fundraisers (multiple years) • Calyx Gliteratti Soiree (multiple years) • Willamette Queen Sternwheeler Boat • Old Mill School (fundraisers) • Boone’s Treasury (Salem, OR with Jeepers) • Benton County Courthouse Lawn (festival w/ Jeepers) • Corvallis Community Center (Holiday singalong)
SUZ SOLO (piano, singing, or other instruments)
ARC of Benton county • Benton County Hospice (music for patients) • Calyx Glitterati Soirees • Cannon beach T’ai Chi Retreats with Elizabeth Boyd Tyler • Chintimini Wildlife Center Auction, Alumni Center • Chocolate Fantasy Fundraisers, Corvallis Arts Center • City of Corvallis Mayor’s volunteer recognition celebration • Corvallis Arts Center (now ArtCentric) • Corvallis Chamber of Commerce (Celebrate Corvallis events) • Corvallis Gazette-Times events • Corvallis Interfaith Council gatherings • DynaMac Corporation • Good Samaritan Hospital, music for pre-op patients • Gracewinds Music Anniversary & Farewell Celebrations • Hewlett-Packard (various departments) • Isaiah Jones Memorial Service • La Selles Stewart Center • Nypro • Oregon School For The Blind (yearly concerts & workshops) • Oregon State University – Art About Agriculture Exhibit, State Capitol • OSU Folk club • Regent Memory Care Center • Retirement homes & Memory Care centers (multiple ones) • Salem General Hospital (music for private patients in pre-op) • Salem Riverfront Carousel (a birthday brou-ha-ha!) • Samaritan Health Services • Stonybrook Lodge • Tcha Tee Man Wi Storytelling Festival • The Regent • Willamette Valley Vineyards • OSU Holiday Marketplace • Hanson Country Inn • Donna Blatt-Ervin Modern Dance Classes at the Majestic Theatre • Accompanist for Jump House 2000, a musical by Heath Cloutier (Majestic Theatre)
SUZ AND STUART CURTIS
The Beanery • Fireworks Restaurant • Corvallis Neighborhood Housing • Bruce Starker Arts Park • Labyrinth walks (assorted) & Chanting sessions • Willamette Supper club • Hanson Country Inn • Partner’s Place Housing Complex for those transitioning from Homelessness • First Christian Church (Gospel Explosion Fundraiser) • Bruce Starker Arts Park • Stoneybrook Lodge Big Band Night • Assorted Wineries, Memorial Services and Weddings.
SUZ AND MARK KERSHNER:
The Loft (Salem, OR) • Salishan Lodge (Gleneden Beach, OR) • The Prime Rib Riverside (Salem, OR) • Farroll’s Village Inn (Rickreall, OR) • Gables West (Salem, OR) • Inn at the Seventh Mountain (Bend, OR) • Nendel’s (Corvallis, OR) • Willamette University (in concert) • Eugene Hotel (Eugene, OR) • Corvallis Imagination Celebration • Corvallis Arts Center • Old World Deli (Corvallis) • Auntie Pasto’s (Corvallis, OR) • Corvallis Riverfront Festival • Madison Inn (Corvallis, OR) • Carlton Fun Days (Carlton, OR) • Fireworks Restaurant (Corvallis, OR) • Majestic Theatre (Corvallis, OR) • Valkyries Cafe (Monmouth, OR) •
IMPROV AND ON-THE-SPOT SONGWRITING
Infinite Improv-abilities (music improv, various venues) • Sacred Grounds Coffee House, San Francisco, CA • Springboard Studios (Music Improv, playshops) • Uketober Fest • Tunes in the Dunes Ukulele Camp (on-the-spot songwriting concert) • Iovino’s • Da Vinci Days • Oregon Coast Aquarium • Corvallis High School