Sue Keller

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Sue Keller
Born
Sue Keller

(1952-07-07) July 7, 1952 (age 67)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationPianist, singer, composer

Sue Keller (born July 7, 1952 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States) is an American ragtime, blues and jazz pianist and singer, who has released several albums. She studied flute and took voice lessons, played guitar, and sang in school operas. After a wide variety of musical jobs (including playing rock), she started concentrating more on vintage jazz and ragtime. In 1992, Sue Keller established Ragtime Press to publish rags by little-known composers, and the HVR label to document her music. On YouTube there are a number of videos of her performing music by Laura Nyro, W. C. Handy, Scott Joplin, Ray Charles and others. Keller is a graduate of DePauw University.

Sue Keller functioned as the festival Artistic Director for the Scott Joplin International Ragtime Foundation from 2003 through 2009 and was honored with the foundation's 2010 Scott Joplin Award for distinguished lifetime achievement and support of ragtime.[1]

Sue was a contestant on the quiz show Jeopardy! in 1997, winning three games and $28,400.[2]

Discography[edit]

Year recorded Title Label Notes
1992? Some of My Best Friends
1992? Kellerized Ragtime Press Solo piano[3]
1993? Ol' Muddy Ragtime Press Solo piano[4]
1993? Nola Ragtime Press Solo piano; Keller adds vocals on some tracks[5]
1994? Ragtime Sue Ragtime Press Solo piano; Keller adds vocals on some tracks[6]
1997? I Got What It Takes Ragtime Press Solo piano; Keller adds vocals on some tracks[7]
1999? Those Irresistible Blues Solo piano; Keller adds vocals on some tracks[8]
2001? Wild Women Don't Have the Blues Solo piano and vocals[9]
2002? She Loved Christmas
2005? My Reindeer Don't Like to Fly Some tracks with background vocals, guitar, drums[10]
2005? a/k/a Charles Johnson Solo piano[11]
2005? A Little Lost Lamb
2006? Ragtime Reflections
2007? Live in Kalamazoo

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ The Monett Times, Scott Joplin Festival by Murray Bishoff, Friday, June 18, 2010
  2. ^ "J-Archive - Sue Keller". J-Archive. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  3. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Sue Keller: Kellerized". AllMusic. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  4. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Sue Keller: Ol' Muddy". AllMusic. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  5. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Sue Keller: Nola". AllMusic. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  6. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Sue Keller: Ragtime Sue". AllMusic. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  7. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Sue Keller: I Got What It Takes". AllMusic. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  8. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Sue Keller: Those Irresistible Blues". AllMusic. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  9. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Sue Keller: Wild Woman". AllMusic. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  10. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Sue Keller: My Reindeer Don't Like to Fly". AllMusic. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  11. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Sue Keller: a/k/a Charles Johnson". AllMusic. Retrieved February 2, 2019.

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