Recordings by Suz Doyle & Friends
Suz’s music appears on 23 albums (7 of her own, 16 as a guest artist with others). Her music is available at Audiosparx, Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes, Stock Music Site, and other fine digital marketplaces.
Holiday Recordings by Suz Doyle and friends
New! O Holy Night
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!
With special guest vocalist Mark Kershner on two songs. So, it’s MOSTLY an instrumental album!
This CD prompted an invitation to perform at the White House.
“Of all the musicians who performed [at the White House], you [were] the closest to sublimity,” said Cody Petterson, White House Intern.
Smooth Jazz albums by Suz Doyle and friends
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.” Also features an 11-minute live sax, piano & guitar improvisation and a haunting ambient sax & synth version of “Amazing Grace.”
Features guest musicians Warren Zaiger on Bass, Daniel Mahoney on guitar, Stephen Cudo on trumpet, and Lyris Cooper on Clarinet.
“A treat!” says KLCC Radio, and “…hauntingly beautiful,”
– J.K. McKinnon
APPS by Suz Doyle and friends
Suzapalooza Children’s Karaoke APP
2010, MEA Mobile
NOTE – The APP is no longer available. But it was a cool project!
An interactive musical Mobile App for kids that lets you singalong to your favorite children’s song, sing solo, or record yourself. Features traditional and original music by Suzannah Doyle and friends Devin Melanson, Paul Bezanson and Doug Ulfers.
Musical Comedy Sketches
March 2009. Your Byte-Size Comedy Show by Suzannah Doyle and Friends! A collection of 50 Musical Comedy Ringtones and short comedy sketches underscored with stylistic TV & Movie music by Suzannah Doyle and friends. Great for Cellphones/ TV / Radio / Podcasts / Broadcasts/Just Plain Fun!
You’ll find movie satires, parodies, and outside-the-box spins on everything from Nigerian email scams to celebrity impersonations such as James Bond calling regarding having misplaced his Jaguar. Not to mention avant garde a capella songs such as “Banana Banana Banana” and a bit of eavesdropping on phone messages left for Jesus and God.
Movies and Musicals
Piano Dreams: the Movie (DVD)
Directed by Lyris Cooper.
Written by Suzannah Doyle & Lyris Cooper with brainstorming by the Springboard Improv Comedy troupe.
Release Date: Nov 17, 2007
Genre: Educational, comedy
TYPE: DVD (NTSC), 64 minutes (all regions)
Is it legal to have this much fun learning about music?
Available at Amazon.
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.
Release Date: 2009
TYPE: DVD (NTSC)
1995 Video by Orchard Hill Productions, incidental music by Suzannah Doyle.
A wonderful, music-filled educational video filmed in Corvallis in 1995. Designed for today’s young readers (ages 5 through 8), this award-winning video program (Bronze Award, National Educational Media Network) combines original sing-along songs, special effects, two young sleuths, five “power” word clues plus a madcap secret map to creat a phonics-filled adventure. All of this is guided by “Bibliotecha” who offers clues in catchy musical numbers.
Suzannah composed and orchestrated original incidental music in post-production (uncredited). 30 min. VHS
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. Check it out at CD Baby or watch the Video about Vision Symphony.
The Soul of the Heart Meditation CD
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.
Recorded in Corvallis, Oregon.
Part of a trilogy of spoken work healing recordings by Dr. Wallace, including: “Healing the Wounds of the Past,” and “Beyond Pain Relief” (2006). Wallace is a board-certified physician specializing in internal medicine. She holds a master’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in holistic health and is a pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine. For more information on her work, visit www.maryannwallace.com.
Relaxation Remedy for Pain Relief, Stress Reduction, Inner Replenishment – Lea Houston, MA, music by Suzannah Doyle
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.
Listen to an audio clip from the album.
Beyond Pain Relief – Mary Ann Wallace, M.D., music by Suzannah Doyle
2006. 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!
Listen to an audio clip from the album.
Visit Suz’s production music page for samples of music composed for broadcast use.You’ll find everything from 10 second “stingers” and segue music to full underscoring themes for film, video and broadcast media projects — even some Caveman music 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. You’ll also find 7 unusual renditions of Beethoven’s “Fur Elise,” as well as some Spanish Tunes and other surprises.
You’ll find new Game show and News theme songs, Sitcom themes, Barney-esque children’s songs, and old timey piano tunes from the 1890s to 1920s — including Suz’s version of “Take me Out To the Ball Game” and a Silent Movie Chase Scene tune. Not to mention some other musical surprises.
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”.
Suz Doyle”>Music Trax by Suz: 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 any of these tracks as ringtones, musical stingers & underscoring, segues, and for personal and licensed professional use.
Poetry and Writing Underscoring
In the Temple of the Wolves
Suz underscored two readings of chapters from his book.
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
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. VHS 1997.
Listen to an audio clip of Timbe, the video’s theme song.
Albums on which Suz appears as guest artist
2013. 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.
2006. 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) is a contemporary Indie Folk Rock singer/ songwriter whose has two CDs out, “Stolen Grace,” and “If I Could Fly.” Suz plays keyboard on several of the songs on “If I Could Fly”, and plays occasional concerts with Johanna. Her music has been influenced by Ani Difranco, Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, Carol King, Grace Slick, Tracy Chapman, Bette Midler, the Indigo Girls, the Beatles, and Motown.
2005 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”).
2004 Joyworks.us. 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.
After All – Rita Brown & Bill Smyth
1999 BS Music. 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, and Suz was honored to be invited by them to play piano on one of the songs on this project.
2000 Hutsut Records. Popular ballads from the 1930s and 1940s, sung in Mark’s signature crystal clear voice. Mark was born in Seattle, Washington and now lives in Sisters, Oregon. A healthy diet of 1940s music from his father’s record collection cultivated his 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.
Young and Foolish; Girl From Ipanema, Sleep My Love – Mark Kershner
Suz played on Kershner’s Lullaby album (Sleep My Love, 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 album projects
Voices of Cameroon
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 as well as designed the cover. 2002.
Celebrate Schooner Creek
Suzannah Doyle, Vicki Hannah Lein, and students and staff of Taft Elementary School, Watershed project, Lincoln City, OR 2002
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. Nifty CD title by Relan, recording, mixing, mastering and graphic design by Suz.
For More information about CD and other music projects in your school or community, contact Suzannah Doyle