An Evening in Paris with Gabrielle Ducomble

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Last Show: Friday 16 th March 2018

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Tonight, a little of Paris comes to Chelsea. 'An Evening in Paris' takes you on a musical journey to Paris in the company of the Belgium / French singing star, Gabrielle Ducomble. Gabrielle brings her special blend of Gallic charm and musicality to new audiences and old friends. Singing in English and French, she performs iconic songs by the likes of Edith Piaf, Michele Legrand, Jacques Brel, Claude Nougaro and Astor Piazzolla, plus her own original numbers. With an authentic band including violin and guitar, her music is elegant, emotional and wonderfully evocative Tonight, Gabrielle invites you to experience the Parisian joie de vivre through her music. From 'The Windmills of your Mind' to 'Libertango', you will have 'No Regrets'. 

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"Charismatic and sophisticated … leaving audiences spellbound in her wake"

Jazz FM

Gabrielle has toured the UK with her latest album Notes from Paris, which was Jazz FM’s Album of the Week on its launch in February 2014.

Featuring modern jazz arrangements of songs such as “Je ne regrette rien” and “Sous le Ciel de Paris”, and international musicians Nicolas Meier, Gilad Atzmon and Chris Garrick, Notes from Paris was acclaimed by critics, who called it “Polished, classy and refined … such a strong statement”. After a special guest appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends for the International Women’s Day, presenter Emma Freud praised Gabrielle’s “astonishingly beautiful voice”.

Gabrielle has performed at top London venues, from intimate jazz clubs to concert halls. She sang with the Aurora Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall – Southbank Centre as part of 2013’s The Rest Is Noise festival, has performed at Ronnie Scott’s, The Royal Albert Hall, Pizza Express in Soho and Hideaway. In 2014 she starred at the St James Theatre as part of its Jazz Diva series alongside Jacqui Dankworth and Tina May and in 2015 and this year 2017 she has joined the program of the EFG London Jazz Festival.

With her own band Gabrielle has completed three UK tours, in 2012, 2014 and 2016 gathering fans in jazz clubs from Wakefield to St Ives, and received warm praise for her performances at Lichfield, Marlborough, Norwich and Porthcawl Jazz Festivals. A highlight of 2014 was guesting at Georgia Mancio’s ReVoice festival. Further afield, she was delighted to play a series on concerts in Italy, with the accordionist Vincenzo Castrini, and at the Savanna Jazz Club in San Francisco.

Band Lineup

Luca Boscagin (guitar)

Richard Jones (violin)

Nick Kacal (bass)

Gabrielle Ducomble (vocals)