Sue Singer-Songwriter and Teddly Bear Puppet love Jazz and All Music!

Sue and Teddly Jazz Museum NYC

Sue and Teddly Jazz Museum NYC. Learning Fun with Sue Singer-Songwriter and Teddly Bear her Funny, Traveling, Musical Puppet!

Sue and Teddly Jazz Museum NYC. Learning Fun with Sue Singer-Songwriter and Teddly Bear her Funny, Traveling, Musical Puppet!

Sue and Teddly love Jazz – and all kinds of Music!

Sue and Teddly visit the National Jazz Museum in Harlem New York.

Sue sings and speaks in two voices – sweet as a bird and growly as a bear (or Louis Armstrong)!

Here we are with Dizzy Gillespie and other jazz greats, plus musical instruments, artifacts, and paintings!

Sue sings Jazz with Rick Bogart Trio at Tio Pepe NYC!

Sue loves to sing romantic jazz standards – like the sweetly seductive song “I’m in the Mood for Love.” Lyric is by Dorothy Fields, Music is by Jimmy McHugh (1935). Fields and McHugh songs slide along with silken melodies and sly, conversational wit …

I'm in the mood for love
Simply because you're near me
Funny, but when you're near me
I'm in the mood for love....

By Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh - 1935

Sue sings Jazz Standard at The Lambs Club, NYC

Sue sings a favorite jazz standard: “The Lady is a Tramp.” Lyric is by Lorenz Hart, Music is by Richard Rodgers -. Rodgers’ music is charmingly tuneful. Lorenz Hart’s lyric is a clever paradox. A “lady” (elegant and well-behaved) is a “tramp” (a disreputable, promiscuous female). In Hart’s version, a “tramp” simply means that she is honest, true-to-herself, unpretentious, and free. (As Hart says in the bridge of the song: she likes the “free, fresh wind in her hair.”) I have to admit that when I sing “The Lady is a Tramp,” I go for the saucy possibities of the word “tramp.” My “lady” may or may not be a “tramp,” but she is a good-humored flirt!

In yet another twist on “The Lady Is a Tramp,” Walt Disney produced an animated feature film called The Lady and the Tramp – 1955. In this twist on the perrenially popular title, The “Lady” and the “Tramp” are dogs! The “Lady” is a well-bred, upscale dog; and the “Tramp” is a scruffy mutt. But despite class differences, they fall in love and wind up sharing a plate of unpretentious spaghetti – which leads to canine romance! Rodgers and Hart would probably approve!

She gets too hungry for dinner at eight
She loves the theatre and never comes late
She can't be bothered by people she hates
That's why the lady is a tramp...

by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers - 1937
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About DrSue

Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz, Ph.D. Award-Winning Author of Musicals/ Plays/ Books/Screenplays/Songs, Singer-Comedienne, and Adjunct CUNY Professor. Original Musicals/ Plays: “SssWitch!” (An Anti-Bullying Musical), “Club of Dreams” (Original Musical - NYFA Sponsorship & Grants); “Angelface” (Play) 1st Prize Hunter Playwrights, “The Golden Heart” “Judy Maccabee” 1st Prize National Contests for youth comedies, “Doctor Dick” (One Woman Musical Show) “Poe-tic Justice: A Naughty Thriller”: published on-line by ; Published Scenes/Monologues: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, Screenplays: “Planet of the Ticklebops” (Cine Golden Eagle Award), “Leroy & Lebowitz” (Finalist Blue Cat Screenplay Contest), Books: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and more!).“Read with Me” Children’s Book of the Month Club, “I Am Loved” (Poetry Book). CD of Original Songs “For Heroes and Lovers” -including radio-syndicated song “The Heroes of Nine-Eleven” Licensing/Trademarks: Teddly® Teddly & Buddyfly® My Teddyfriend® Media Personality: Good Day New York, E! Entertainment, BBC (International Pick of the Week), NBC, MTV, WBAB-WLIB, JCT Multimedia, etc. Education/Training: B.A. University of Chicago, Graduate Work/Ph.D. Yale School of Drama/City University of New York (Graduate Center), BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, Second City Improvisation Workshop, Songwriting Workshops/Classes: Summersongs, Songwriters Hall of Fame, Private Studies.