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A new way
to support our music?
“35 in 22”!

We want to present the opportunity to everyone to share in what we, Matt & Susan, can do with our original songs. Would you consider a one-time gift toward supporting the costs of recording and distributing our music? Would you join 35 like-minded Insiders in making a monthly gift in 2022?  

“35 in 22” is a fun way for Insiders to show support for us and our music through a monthly gift of $5 or more, by setting up a secure and automatic donation using PayPal, all major credit cards, Apple Pay, or other payment options via our secure Ko fi donation page.

All donations go directly to Matt & Susan toward the cost of things like studio recording and the distribution of our music. A small percentage, 2-3%, goes to the payment platform, i.e., credit card, PayPal, etc., but the rest directly to us.

Will you join with us as we record our original songs at a more professional level so that the beauty of Matt’s melodies and playing and Susan’s lyrics and vocals are better heard both by you our Insiders and others who don’t know about us yet?

Thanks in advance!!
And of course, surprises await for those who donate

Pre-save available now!

On Friday December 17, 2021, you will be able to stream and download our new holiday release, Princess Stocking. Would you like to pre-save the song on Spotify? Would you like an email reminder?

Original holiday song by Matt Dorland (piano) and Susan LaVelle (vocals), featuring Ashley Ng (violin).

“Great song! Sweet piano, lovely lyrics and vocals, beautiful!”

From Matt: “Major life update: I’m moving to New York City in August to pursue new & exciting opportunities in jazz, teaching, and musical theatre! After a week of interviews and apartment hunting, I’ve accepted a job offer at “Keys To Success,” a piano school in Brooklyn, and will find a sublet in Manhattan while I continue to look for a permanent place. Those of you that know me, know that I’ve dreamed of living in NYC since I was a little kid. Now that dream is finally coming true!”

Stay tuned for more info on what’s happening with Matt in NYC!

Check out his website:

Matt & Susan’s song “Silence” was written in response to the need to speak out for justice. We must not keep silent when our voices should be heard.

Silence cover art Matt Dorland & Susan LaVelle

We used this opportunity to open up “Just a Touch of Jazz” Artist Profiles on all your favorite streaming services! Check out “Silence” on Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, Amazon et. al! You can purchase the song on Amazon and Apple Music and we appreciate and thank you for your support!

Or just say, “Siri, play ‘Silence’ by Just a Touch of Jazz”!

We entered our song “Silence” into the NPR Tiny Desk Contest. You will find it on the Tiny Desk website with all the other entries. You can also find it on our “Just a Touch of Jazz” YouTube channel.

We will let you know how the contest goes! The final winner will give a concert at NPR in Washington DC in September.