By Suz Doyle & Friends
Suz’s music appears on over 23 albums (7 of her own, 16 as a guest artist with others). Her music is available at Apple Music, and other fine digital marketplaces for streaming, digital download, or purchase of physical CDs. For production use and other licensing rights, contact Suz.
HOLIDAY RECORDINGS AND SMOOTH JAZZ
New! O Holy Night
By Rob Birdwell, Flugelhorn & Suzannah Doyle, piano. 2013 (single)
A relaxing, spacious and reflective smooth jazz flugelhorn, piano, bass and synth version of this classic Christmas song. Available in digital download format only. Better than a warm cup of tea on a cold winter’s night!
2007, 1996 Soothing piano & sax instrumental Christmas music by Another Dave (David Cudo on soprano and alto sax; Suzannah Doyle on keyboards & synths)
With special guest vocalist Mark Kershner on two songs. So, it’s MOSTLY an instrumental album! This CD prompted an invitation for us to perform at the White House.
By Another Dave, 2007, 1998 Soothing piano/ sax/ guitar/ synth instrumental music
Easy listening smooth jazz. Includes original songs and covers of such favorites as “The Summer Knows,” “Speak Softly, Love,” “Memory” from Cats, and “My Heart Will Go On.” Features an 11-minute live sax, piano & guitar improvisation and a haunting ambient sax & synth version of “Amazing Grace.”
Production Music – Individual Tracks
By Suzannah Doyle
Visit Suz’s production music page for Suz’s Show Reel, and samples of music composed for broadcast use. You’ll find 10 second “stingers,” segue music, full underscoring themes for production use —and and some Femme Fatal and and Evening News Theme songs. Not to mention some “regular” songs as well — from easy listening folk, smooth jazz and light rock tunes to new age and old age spins on classic hymns and other delights.
More TV and Movie Songs
By Suzannah Doyle, June 2008
A collection of 21 more TV and Movie songs by Suz Doyle. You’ll find new Game show & News theme songs, Sitcom themes, Barney-esque children’s songs, and old timey piano tunes from the 1890s to 1920s — including Suz’s Gaslight Era piano version of “Take me Out To the Ball Game” and a Silent Movie Chase Scene tune. Plus some other musical surprises.
TV and Movie SoAngs
By Suzannah Doyle, January 2008
A fun collection of 21 of Suz’s favorite compositions created especially for TV, movies and broadcast use. It includes game show and news themes. movie fight & reconciliation music, cartoon songs, a western shootout tune and a sassy Femme Fatale theme — not to mention a tip of the hat to Hanz and Franz with the quirky “Got Da Muscles”.
Music Trax: Musical Bits & Pieces
By Suzannah Doyle, 2007
A collection of 28 songs composed (unless otherwise noted) and performed by Suz, from 5 second “stingers” to TV/ Movie/ Multimedia project underscoring and transition pieces. Instantly listen to and download the entire CD or contact Suz to license any of these tracks as ringtones, musical stingers & underscoring, segues, for personal and licensed professional use.
MOVIE AND VIDEO DVD’s
Piano Dreams: the Movie
An educational, FUN movie about how music works, by Lyris Cooper & Suzannah Doyle.
Directed by Lyris Cooper. Written by Suz Doyle & Lyris Cooper with brainstorming by the Springboard Improv Comedy troupe.
Watch the Official Piano Dreams Movie Trailer here.
Release Date: Nov 17, 2007
Genre: Educational, comedy
Rated: G for all ages and Groovy!
TYPE: DVD (NTSC), 64 minutes (all regions)
Get the full video details, credits and actor bios here.
Stories and Legends: 150 Years in the Heart of the Valley
A film about the history of Corvallis, Oregon by MicroEpic Productions, Earthwalker Entertainment.
Directed by Morris Walker
Written by Lynn Walker, Morris Walker, and hosted by Amoris Walker. Featuring music by Corvallis based composers and musicians, including Tim Misner, Suzannah Doyle, John Maddy, Halie Loren, The Skyewalkers, The Northwest Banjo Band, The Kindreds, and Ted Tom.
Watch The Trailer HERE.
Release Date: 2009
TYPE: DVD (NTSC)
World Clue Adventure
1995 Video by Orchard Hill Productions, incidental music by Suzannah Doyle.
An award-winning, music-filled educational video designed for today’s young readers ages 5 through 8.
Two young sleuths followi a madcap secret map to create a phonics-filled adventure. All of this is guided by “Bibliotecha” who offers clues in catchy musical numbers. Suz composed and orchestrated original incidental music in post-production (uncredited). 30 min. VHS
Learn more and see the Preview HERE.
By Antigone Cook, music by Suzannah Doyle, 2010, Life Integrated Fitness & Suzannah Doyle Music
A guided workout to improve your vision as you walk. Pilates instructor Antigone Cook has teamed up with composer Suzannah Doyle to create an innovative, music-filled way to exercise your eyes during a set of five walking routines. Both Doyle & Cook have personally improved their vision using eye training, and are excited to add this vision fitness CD to aid those currently working with vision improvement optometrists. Watch the Video.
The Soul of the Heart Meditation
By Catherine VanWetter, MSW, with music by Suzannah Doyle, 2009.
A soothing, healing collection of guided meditations by Catherine VanWetter, set to music improvised by Suzannah Doyle.
Beyond Pain Relief
Mary Ann Wallace, MD, music by Suzannah Doyle
A CD of spoken word and improvised music that takes the listener beyond pain into a space of relaxation and openness where true healing can occur. Dr. Wallace extemporaneously created the guided spoken word meditation while Suz improvised music along with her at the same time. If your experience listening to this album is as soothing as recording it was, you’re in for a treat!
Relaxation Remedy for Pain Relief, Stress Reduction, Inner Replenishment
Lea Houston, MA, music by Suzannah Doyle
by Lea Houston, 2006
A unique, tranquil journey. Lea’s soothing voice and guided meditations flow with flowing music to lead the listener to a place of inner healing and deep relaxation. Lea improvised a lovely peaceful spoken word guided meditation while Suz improvised music along with her at the same time. A recording that reminds you to breathe deeply and relax in a way that is deeply loving and enfolding.
ALBUMS WHERE SUZ APPEARS AS GUEST ARTIST
The Edge of Divine — Johanna
Johanna Beekman is loved for her rich, soulful voice and her radiant spirit. This album includes several of her most evocative, inspiring, and unforgettable originals, plus creative interpretations of well-loved pop, jazz, and traditional songs.
Suz plays piano on most of the songs on the album. Other guest artists include: Sid Rosen, George Beekman, Lyris Cooper, Peter Argyres, Nancy Sowden, among others.
I Believe In You – Mark Weiss
A lovely collection of Blues, folk songs, originals, and more by talented guitarist & singer, Mark Weiss, who is joined on this project by many of his musical friends and cohorts — including Suz. She played piano on three songs on the album: Heroes and Friends; Healthcare Blues; and Accentuate the Positive. Mark is active in the Corvallis Folklore Society, and coordinates (and sings in) the popular Best Cellar Concert series and the bi-yearly Beatlesfest concerts.
If I Could Fly – Johanna
Diverse Contemporary Indie Folk Rock CD features seasoned guest musicians Neal & Barbara Gladstone, Audrey Perkins, Absolute, Ann Grabe, Laura Brophy, and Suz Doyle. Johanna (whose full name is Johanna Beekman) has two CDs out in this genre (“Stolen Grace,” and “If I Could Fly”), and has more recently been recording and performing Kirtan music.
Suz plays keyboard on several of the songs on “If I Could Fly”, and plays occasional concerts with Johanna.
Free Range Chix Unclogged
A group of four sassy Chix guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and celebrate being who you are. Their album includes two songs Suzannah co-wrote with Chix member Vicki Hannah Lein, Menopause and All Women Are Beautiful. Suz also played many of the instruments on the album.
Chix members include Barbara Case, Vicki Hannah Lein, Stephanie Long, and Cynthia Nixon, who recently replaced former Chix member Nancy Beaudry (famous for her song: “Give it to the Engineer”). Be sure and listen to “Menopause” and Song for Men at the below links.
My Foolish Heart – Mark Kershner
2000 Hutsut Records
Popular ballads from the 1930s and 1940s, sung in Mark’s signature crystal clear voice. A healthy diet of 1940s music from his father’s record collection cultivated Mark’s love of the melodies and lyrics sung by artists such as Peggy Lee, Dick Haymes, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and Doris Day. This album reflects his love of romantic standards. Suz helped him choose songs for the album, and did the graphic design for the cover.
Daring to Sing – Vicki Hannah Lein
A CD of humorous, poignant and life-changing songs performed by International keynote concertarian Vicki Hannah Lein and friends. This accompanies Vicki’s book about living an authentic life.
Suz co-wrote some of the songs for the album, and played all the instruments. Vicki’s music (and keynote speaking) is inspiring, deep, hysterically funny, and authentic. Be sure and check out “Sorry Doesn’t Work Here Anymore” and “Ode to Blindness” at any of the links below.
After All – Rita Brown & Bill Smyth
MORE IN FO
One of Oregon’s premiere Folk duos featuring Rita Brown on guitar and vocals and Bill Smyth on keyboard, guitar, vocals and just about everything else.
Bill and Rita are a major part of the local folk music scene in the Pacific Northwest, and Suz was honored to be invited by them to play piano on the song, “You Remind Me” on this project.
Young and Foolish, Girl From Ipanema, Sleep My Love, and Winter Crossing – albums by Mark Kershner
Suz played on Mark Kershner’s “Sleep My Love” album (now “Hushabye Mountain”), helped choose songs for “Girl from Ipanema” and did graphic design on several of his albums. Mark is known for his smooth, crooner style vocals, and has released over 12 albums in many styles, from lullabies to jazz and country. He is best known for his renditions of classic standards from the big band era, with songs made popular by Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, and Nat King Cole.
A SAMPLING OF IN-SCHOOL PROJECTS
Suz’s workshops at schools often result in the students writing songs and/ or singing or playing on and recording albums of their songs. Here are a few examples of album projects Suz helped students create:
Voices of Cameroon
2002, Government High School, Tatum, Cameroon, S. Africa
Coordinated by Pavla Zakova-Laney of Educare–Africa; this album features songs sung by children from the Joy and Success Club at the Government High School, Tatum, Cameroon, S. Africa. Pavla recorded the children on site, and Suz edited, mixed and mastered the CD and designed the cover.
Celebrate Schooner Creek
2002 Taft Elementary School, Lincoln City, Oregon
Suzannah Doyle, Vicki Hannah Lein, and students and staff of Taft Elementary School wrote songs based on a Watershed education project in Lincoln City, Oregon. Suz then edited, mixed, mastered and designed the cover of the resulting CD, copies of which were given to students as a keepsake of that experience.
2001, Oregon State School for the Blind, Salem, Oregon
Suzannah Doyle & students from Relan Colley’s class at the Oregon State School For the Blind in Salem, Oregon recorded this fun collection of folk songs in 2001. Suz then rmixed, mastered, and did the graphic design of the album, using the title provided by Relan Colley, and then made keepsake copies for the kids.
Contact Suz for more information about CD and other music projects in your school or community,
POETRY AND WRITING UNDERSCORING
Poems that Shape the Eye
A collection of shape poems by Oregon State University professor Court Smith, set to original music composed by Suzannah Doyle
Family Business Management
VHS 1997 Video. By Pat Frishkoff. Original music by Suzannah Doyle.
A videotape of a Corvallis, Eugene and Portland, Oregon simulcast of a Family Business Seminar presented by Pat Frishkoff of the Austin Family business Program at Oregon State University.
Includes original opening and closing theme music composed by Suzannah Doyle. Listen to an audio clip of Timbe here.