"At the Alliance Franco Gambienne, jazz
lovers will be treated this evening to a scintillating concert featuring
the talented jazz singer Christelle Pereira... spectacular voice
output, lyrical power, she masters swing music and scat... now just
imagine Christelle Pereira sharing the same stage with three world-renowned
musical giants, the result, no doubt, could be anybody's guess !"
Centre Culturel de Banjul, Gambie - The Point,
Gambia (27 avril 2007)
"I am an American-born pianist who has been
living in Paris for many years. Over the years, I have had the chance
to listen to practically
all the musicians and singers here. A few years ago, I heard young
Christelle Pereira singing in a club, and was very much impressed
by her delightful voice. I was surprised to hear a young French
girl singing well-chosen American songs. You will feel and hear
her love for these songs which she uses frequently in her programs.
You will also hear the strong influence of Ella Fitzgerald in her
style on jazz tunes. She told me later that Ella was her idol. Although
being French, she sings in English without a "Maurice Chevalier"
accent, I am sure that she has a very brilliant future."
A propos de l’album «Airmail Special»
- Aaron Bridgers, pianist and close friend of Billy Strayhorn et