Artist/Musical Director/Co-Producer

Fay Sussman

Fay Sussman, who was born in Poland just after WWII is the inspirational leader and principal vocalist for her band, 'The Klezmer Divas'. The Polish press has described her as the "Yiddish Piaf.'


Her specific focus has been attempting to repair the historical rift that the Jewish and Polish communities have experienced since the Holocaust.


Fay has been involved in organising interfaith festivals and is a mainstay of the World Music scene in Australia.


She has performed at the Woodford Folk Festival, The Global Festival at Bellingen, The National Folk Festival in Canberra and Melanie Festival. She is a regular fixture at Camelot Lounge, the Vanguard, Club 505 and Blue Beat in Sydney. 


Fay was invited to perform at the National Gallery of Australia during the "Toulouse - Lautrec : Paris & The Moulin Rouge" exhibition and also  for the "Enlighten Festival".


Fay has been interviewed on Radio National by Rachel Kohn (Spirit of Things) and by John Cleary on East Side and SBS Radio.

She is a passionate and active campaigner for human rights.


Fay is a grandmother of four and believes that the children of today are the leaders of tomorrow.