About Jazz Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist Suzahn Fiering
Suzahn Fiering’s music is an elegant entrée into a romantic world of dazzling virtuosity with smoky-smooth vocals, impressive guitar work, masterful scatting, critically acclaimed originals and unique interpretations of jazz standards. The listener is transported to a place with blue martini’s, clinking wine glasses, well-dressed patrons and a cozy sepia-toned atmosphere. Suzahn delivers all this intertwined with tidbits of jazz history and lots of humor.
Suzahn, who hails from New York City, has worked with a who's who in the music world including Mel Lewis, Grady Tate, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Donald Brown, Donald Harrison, Sam Bush, Dick Oatts and Jaco Pastorius to name a few. Suzahn tours regularly playing top festivals and clubs in the US, Europe and Asia. She has songs in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C., and in the Baseball Hall of Fame and her songs have been heard on Oprah, Desperate Housewives, Kyote Ugly, NPR, BET, Disney, independent films, National Jingles (USA) and have been performed by many artist world-wide.
Suzahn’s interpretations are like short stories set to music, each a page from a steamy novel revealing a secret life through a well balanced mix of swing, blues, ballads, Latin and folk, accented by songs in French, Spanish and Portuguese. Suzahn’s voice is articulate and silky yet one can’t resist it's seasoned, road worn quality, which is well supported by her formidable guitar playing ability.
"An elegant purveyor of smoky vocals, accomplished guitar playing, masterful scatting, well crafted standards and originals, New York born Suzahn is a true jazz diva. " The Argus, England
"I hereby tip her brilliant 'Another Out of Town Romance' as one of the best jazz songs of the year." Jazz Rag, England
"An accomplished composer and guitarist, Suzahn's writing style is influenced by blues, R&B, and pop although traditional jazz runs throughout like molten steel and she can scatt with the best of them. Birmingham Post, England.
"Suzahn is a bold, fresh and adventurous talent and writes songs that can touch your heart at 60 paces. " La Tribuna, Marbella, Spain
"Her voice clear and strong practically drips with sex appeal the musical equivalent of Viagra." Maryville Times, TN
"Suzahn Fiering's "PARIS WITHOUT HIS KISS" might very well lead to Richard Adler's fifth Grammy." The Nashville Music Guide.
"A hot ticket with a killer voice a Jazz Bard, the Joni Mitchell of Jazz!" Lynn Samuels, XM Satellite Radio.
"Fiering's style combines improvisational flair with a natural swing and exuberance not just an excellent vocalist, but she is also an impressive writer and guitar player." The City Paper, Nashville
"Intelligent, well crafted songs and a strong, smoky, versatile voice " The Tennessean
""An outstanding interpretive stylist and ballad performer." The Nashville Scene. "Simply put, Suzahn is a great writer, great Scatter." Dick Oatts.
"Don’t mess with fire, this girl’s got it and she can Scatt!" Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Jay Leno Show.
"She sings and writes her ass off " Jaco.
"One of the best songwriters and most captivating performers I have ever known. Her work and her life have influenced mine greatly." Jonathan Larson. Author and composer of RENT!
Thurs. June 25th 2009 08:00 PM - La Mandala 23 Rue des amidonniers, Toulouse, France, - Phone: 33 056 121 1005 http://www.lamandala.com
Sat. June, 27 2009 08:00 PM - Festival de la Terre (Earth Day Festival) Paris, France http://www.terralliance.org/ tel: 01.49.77.71.30
Wed. July, 1 2009 06:15 PM - Boisedales of Bishop’s Gate London, England 202 Bishop’s Gate (Swedelande Court), London, England, EC2M 4NR - free A fabulous early gig for the after work crowd in a very nice area of London. I’ll be playing later the same night for the late dinner and cocktail crowd. (See same date details for Boisdales of Belgravia.) www.boisdales/bishopsgate 0207 283 1763
Wed. July, 1 2009 10:00 PM - Boisdales of Belgravia 15 Eccleston Street, Westminister, London, England, SWIW 9lX - free This is a beautiful resto and music venue with 2 bars and a fantastic atmosphere. The food is wonderful. I will play with Richard Pike and his band and we will be swinging from 10 - midnight. www.boisdales/belgravia 0207 730 6922
Fri. Sat & Tues. July 3, 4th & 7th 08:00 PM - Birmingham Jazz Festival (UK) see www.birminghamjazzfestival.com varied venues, Birmingham, England (not Alabama!), - free! This is a wonderful event that takes place all over the city (over 30 venues) and is celebrating it’s 25th year!
Sun. July, 5 2009 07:00 PM - The Horseshoe Inn at The Three Bridges Candle Light Concert... Bridges, Ratlinghope, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 0ST, Bridges, Ratlinghope, Shropshire, England, SY5 0ST - 10 GBP http://www.horseshoeinnbridges.co.uk/index.htm... Set amid some of the finest countryside in Shropshire and with several paths leading virtually to its front door - The Horseshoe Inn is the perfect place for a post-walk pint. Stroll through the beer garden areas or visit the Stiperstones just down the road. As well as some fantastic views, there’s also natural history interests with red kites, wild flowers and animals.
Friday, July 10th and 11th - 2009 08:00 PM - Copenhagen Jazz Festival!! Cafe Downtown-Vandkunsten 5, 1467 København K, Copenhagen, - 50 Denmark Kroner (about $10 bucks) Description:This is a great venue in the heart of everything. I will be having a blast playing hard with some great Danish musicians. http://www.copenhagendowntown.com/fr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=14&Itemid=28 Copenhagen Downtown