Susan Wylde is a vocalist/songwriter/pianist. She has lived and/or performed in such culturally rich locations as Europe, Thailand, Hawaii, Japan and Cuba, USA, Canada, China, Bahamas Susan is a classically trained pianist and a graduate of the Western Conservatory of Music. Her love of singing lead her into performing in musical theatre at a young age in Canada.
Her new CD, co-written with Eddie Bullen, is called ‘Shambhala’. The 14 tracks on this CD draw from pop, traditional and contemporary jazz as well as blues and R&B. Susan’s songwriting and voice speak of clarity, vibrancy, emotional depth and soulfulness. "Not a copy act, she focuses attention on the individuality of her own artistic sensibilities" - JAZZ TIMES.
Susan has worked with several other artists(vocal, piano, percussion) in the studio and on stage. However, this is her first jazz CD. It has already been nominated for a jazz award and several jazz festivals in Canada and outside Canada have invited her to perform on their mainstage. Susan’s diverse influences include: Herbie Hancock, Joe Jackson, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, John Legend, Sting, Spyro Gyra, Steeley Dan, and Joni Mitchell. Susan’s writing partner, Eddie Bullen, is a Juno award-winning producer, writer and performer. In 2008, Eddie was chosen for the job of music director for the Beijing Summer Olympics music gala.
Susan has shared the stage or studio with the following musicians: Charlie Wilson, Julian Fauth, Delfeayo Marsalis, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Hilario Duran, Simon Wilcox, Brian Griffith, Danny Lockwood, Emm Gryner, Esthero, Harrison Kennedy, Grace Kelley, Diana Braithwaite, Chris Whiteley, Jack Dekyzer, Jeff Rogers, Marissa Lyndsey, Adam Soloman, Adrean Farrugia, Kate Schutt, Eddie Bullen, Jochim Nunez, Ken Whiteley, Reg Schwager, Don Thompson, Roberto Sibony, Melissa McClelland, Kevin Dempsey, Mark Cashion, Cindy Fairbank. This year has been great for the Susan Wylde Quartet.
Highlights are : performing in Japan, New Orleans,Miami, New York City,Hawaii, China and Cuba ,opening for Grammy Award winner Delfeayo Marsalis, working with prolific jazz musicians Reg Schwager and Don Thompson. Susan is the Creator, producer and artistic director for Goddess Charity Events. These events have raised thousands of dollars for women’s and children’s shelters and have helped World Vision and several environmental charities. Susan has received a nomination for an Ontario Independent Music Award. The awards will take place at the Phoenix Concert Hall - Toronto