Just a Touch of Jazz bios

Matt Dorland composer bio, at the piano, and image as a solo piano artist.

Matt Dorland
is a jazz & classical pianist, composer, arranger, and teacher based in New York City. In addition to teaching a studio of over 40 students, he has been a music director for stage and comedy cabaret and performs standards at jazz clubs. Matt’s extensive background in jazz piano lends a distinctive Latin and blues-inspired sound to his work. He is especially influenced by Cole Porter, Billy Strayhorn, and Antonio Carlos Jobim. mattdorland.com

Susan LaVelle bio and image at the microphone performing as a solo artist

Susan LaVelle is a singer and lyricist from the Twin Cities. A love for writing and singing has been hers since childhood, leading her to a professional focus on and a master’s degree in writing. Susan has a custom songwriting business to compose lyrics and music that tell your story in song (song.wedding). Her musical influences are wide, but she credits several female musicians as her inspiration for musicality, individuality, creativity, and tenacity: Ella Fitzgerald, Annie Lenox, Annie Herring, and Bonnie Raitt. susanwlavelle.com

Matt Dorland & Susan LaVelle

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