It was a pleasure to work with Madeline to plan a surprise party for my wife's birthday with a French theme. I was working in Europe at the time and she easily adapted our communication accordingly and seamlessly. I had many compliments on the atmosphere she brought to the event. I was very pleased with my "rare find".
I have toured nationally and internationally, performing original music as well as jazz standards, French chanson and traditional North American folk music. I am equally comfortable performing solo, as part of a group, or leading a small ensemble.
My specialties are:
* French bistro / cafe jazz
* Jazz standards and romantic music
* Jazzified pop songs of all eras...
My voice has been compared to:
* Edith Piaf
* Joni Mitchell
* Billie Holiday
I'm happy to work to your vision of the desired atmosphere, sound/volume requirements, and your entertainment budget. For example, I can perform solo, or arrange for a tasty duo (myself, upright bass or soloist), trio (myself, upright bass, and solosit) or full ensemble (myself, bass, drums & solo guitarist/violinist/accordionist/saxophonist). You can be sure the music and performance you get when you hire me will respond to the atmosphere, the audience, the space and circumstances with the positivity, adaptability, professionality and creativity your event deserves.
Please don't hesitate to ask any questions or to make special repertoire requests.
I look forward to working with you!
PLEASE NOTE: I am based in Berkeley, California but I travel to Montreal, BC, the east coast and the pacific northwest frequently. Don't hesitate to contact me if your event is not in the SF Bay Area!