Jazz harp

Jazz Harp and Guitar

Mark Karrell and Susan
We played a wonderfully successful House Concert 1/28/13 graciously hosted by David Digby and Dorothy Archer

A sampling of Mark and Susan’s work:

Jazz Harp and Bass Duo

Susan’s popular harp & bass duo presents music in a variety of styles, from straight-ahead to smooth jazz. The duo has performed at numerous venues and events, including: Papa Pirozki’s Restaurant, the High Museum, the Fox Theatre, Centennial Park concert series, Woodruff Park Concert Series, Atlanta Symphony Associates Presentation, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, and Ansley Golf Club New Years Eve 2000.

Susan Ottzen, jazz harp
Robert Dickson, bass
University of Georgia – Atlanta Campus
Lawrenceville, GA 2009

Press kit 

Robert Dickson , bass

Susan Ottzen is an accomplished harpist whose extensive experience includes classical repertoire as well as alternative styles such as jazz and blues. She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Institute of Music where she received her Bachelor of Music. She moved to Atlanta to play with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under Robert Shaw and has performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, as well as orchestras in New York City, New Orleans, Boston and Nashville. Susan also freelances frequently, helping open the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta and playing in their gourmet restaurant for one year. In addition to playing harp and piano (she plays piano with Out of the Box Blues Band) she is an accomplished composer with grants from the Fulton County Arts Council, and Georgia Council for the Arts, among others. Her arrangement of Stormy Weather is played on NPR’s Marketplace Radio (when the stocks are down).

Originally from Montgomery, Alabama, Robert Dickson received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Alabama and a Master of Music from the University of New Orleans where he was a graduate teaching assistant. He performed extensively in the New Orleans area and relocated to Atlanta after hurricane Katrina in the fall of 2005. He has performed with many jazz greats including Terri Lynne Carrington, Jerry Coker, Dizzy Gillespie, Lou Marini, Jason Marsalis, Steve Masakowski, Irvin Mayfield, Davy Mooney, Ed Petersen, Shannon Powell, Lew Soloff, Johnny Vidacovich, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, and Ilona Knopfler. Dickson is currently in his fifth year as instructor of jazz bass at Georgia State University.

Check out the new Jazz Harp Duo CD “Harp + Light one” here.


  • All Blues
  • All of You
  • As Time Goes By
  • April In Paris
  • Take the A Train
  • Recordame
  • Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
  • Autumn Leaves
  • The Days of Wine and Roses
  • Waters of March
  • How Insensitive
  • Meditation
  • Satin Doll
  • God Bless the Child
  • In a Sentimental Mood
  • It Don’t Mean a Thing
  • Lullaby of Birdland
  • Mood Indigo
  • My Favorite Things
  • My Funny Valentine
  • Michele
  • Round Midnight
  • Shadow of Your Smile
  • What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
  • You Are the Sunshine of My Life
  • Black Orpheus
  • Children’s Song
  • Summer Samba
  • Desafinado
  • Django
  • Girl from Ipanema
  • Crystal Silence
  • Wave
  • Dindi
  • St Thomas
  • Song for My Father
  • Sunshower
  • Space Circus
  • Beatles Medley
  • Mohave
  • Red Blouse
  • One Note Samba

Playlist consists of representative pieces available.
More pieces are added regularly, and special requests can often be accommodated.