“I Have Lived" Jean Brassard salutes Aznavour

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Singer-songwriter and humanist Charles Aznavour, departed from this earth just a year ago, leaving us with a catalog of the human experience en chanson that pointed us to our innermost desires and vulnerability and reminding us through his words and actions that we have much more in common than in difference. Acclaimed in London for his Bistro award-winning tribute to Yves Montand 'The Kid From Paris,' Québécois-New Yorker, singer-songwriter-actor Jean Brassard returns to celebrate this most inspiring artist, inviting us with his natural Gallic charm to an intimate a cœur-à-coeur in 'I Have Lived - Jean Brassard Salutes Aznavour.'

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“Jean Brassard oozing Gallic charm (…) The personable young man has a lyrical and virile singing voice in the best French tradition, smoothly melodic while alternately playful and seductive.”

Tom Vallence, London’s Classical Source

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Jean Brassard

Jean Brassard is a BISTRO and AGGIE awards recipient for his tribute show “The Kid From Paris – Jean Brassard Sings Yves Montand” for which he also garnered a MAC nomination. Co-written with and directed by David Krueger, the show has traveled in the States, Canada and Europe. In New York he has performed at New York’s Laurie Beechman Theater, Metropolitan Room, National Sawdust, The Kitano, The Triad, Helen’s Hideaway, The Café at the Pierre Hotel; and guest of Steve Ross at the Metropolitan Museum as well as Birdland. With the group Kabarett Kollektif, Jean was also awarded a NightLife Award. He was seen at Symphony Space’s Wall to Wall Cabaret alongside Uteh Lemper and many cabaret greats. Last year he represented Quebec at the first Manhattan International Cabaret Festival. After Le Gamin de Paris CD, his second album-the first of his own compositions- DIX has been praised by the press. 

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Kathleen Landis

FROM (Manhattan’s elegant Café Pierre and Four Seasons Hotel to Carnegie Hall, pianist/vocalist Kathleen Landis continues to delight both longtime and new audiences with her extensive repertoire and interpretive musicianship. Kathleen combines her life-long study and performance of classical repertoire with her other musical side, jazz improvisation, creating her concert and club selections from that specialized repertoire as well as the Great American Songbook. Kathleen ignites her music with that duality of expression and musical language, imbuing her performance surroundings with musical sophistication, diversity and a warm, ingratiating presence, drawing a coterie of New York and international devotees.

Kathleen is a regular performer at the Kitano jazz club and has performed in many other major New York venues, including Steinway Hall, Radio City Music Hall, the Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel, Caramoor, the Tilles Center and the Richard Rodgers Theatre, Weil Recital Hall and the Village Gate. A musical crossover herself, she presents Gershwin’s music with refreshing verve and illuminates the multi-faceted aspects of Gershwin’s compositions: symphonic, theatrical and improvisational. In addition to a rigorous performance schedule, she is a much sought-after Steinway recommended private teacher and music educator. She lectures on the joy of improvising and developing one's musical intuition. Kathleen was the recipient of a grant to compose chamber ensemble compositions influenced by improvisation and modern Nuevo Tango.

 

Band Lineup

Jean Brassard (vocals)

Kathleen Landis (MD & piano)