Tampere Jazz Festival
Tampere Jazz Festival 25th anniversary presents the world premiere of Sussan Deyhim's "The Last Words of Dutch Schultz", a compilation of vintage love songs form around the world inspired by William Burrough's book of the same name.

"A Romance Language Cabaret Panorama"
Sussan Deyhim - vocals
Sir Dean Gant - piano, keyboard
Steve Ferrone - drums
Bass: David Levray

In her great band's debut Sir Gant will accompany Deyhim on piano. He has produced & arranged classic songs for Anita Baker, worked with the late crooner Luther Vandross, and has accompanied many other outstanding vocalist from Phylis Hyman to Casandra Wilson. When musicians such as Eric Clapton, Anita Baker and Chaka Khan searched for the best drummer they could find, they ended up with British Steve Ferrone. Ferrone’s tasteful musicality and powerful groove have made him one of the most popular drummers of today. Currently, he plays with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

date: Saturday, Nov 4th, 2006
info: tampere.fi/jazz

London Jazz Festival
London Jazz Festival and Baltic present: Sussan Deyhim and Zhenya Strigalev
Featuring Steve Ferrone and Sir Gant
This Collaboration between Sussan Deyhim and Zhenya Strigalev is based on Deyhim's "The Last Words of Dutch Schultz:"

date: Nov 19th, 2006
venue: Baltic
            74 Blackfriars Road
            London SE18HA
            info: +44(0)207 928 1111

Bobby McFerrin and the Voicestra with Sussan Deyhim
Sussan Deyhim will continues her collaboration with Bobby McFerrin and the Voicestra

dates: January 24-31 :: California
          February 6-12 :: Florida
          April 14-19 :: MA, NY, VA
          June 23-July 7 :: Switzerland and Germany

[photo: Lee Jaffe]