Emmy Award-Winning Composer Lynda Roth
June 8, 1952 - June 2, 2012
Pianist, vocalist, and composer, Lynda captivated with her sultry voice, her visionary ideas. She performed twice in Carnegie Hall during a musical partnership with Debbie Friedman, toured internationally as music director of Playboy’s Girls of Rock and Roll, and had an early band album selected as one of Billboard’s Top Album Picks. Following her studies with LA jazz great Spud Murphy, she earned an Emmy for an instrumental piece she composed for PBS, and later founded The Muse Project for which she wrote nearly forty orchestral and choral works based on American historical documents and literature. From jazz to pop to R&B, Lynda was a master at improvisation. She had a large following in southern California where she made her home and entertained in restaurants and clubs. She treasured life. This site is dedicated to her, in celebration.