Les Belles Chansons Françaises

  • Bard College Richard B. Fisher Center 60 Manor Avenue Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

From Edith Piaf to Yves Montand, from Serge Gainsbourg to Jacques Brel, the French Songbook enchants and charms. Join the Catskill Jazz Factory to experience the world premiere of French vocalist Camille Bertault and Franco-American virtuoso pianist Dan Tepfer in their interpretation of this playful and seductive repertoire.

Paris-based Bertault, a jaw-dropping YouTube sensation who first rose to acclaim with her flawless recitations of jazz standards, and Tepfer, a genre-defying APA Cole Porter Fellow pianist equally at home in the worlds of Bach and Bud Powell, serve as a perfect musical pairing. Bertault and Tepfer will take audiences on a journey through the works of Yves Montand, Brigitte Fontaine, Patachou, Edith Piaf, Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Brel, Jean Ferrat, Les Pierrots Parisiens, Charles Aznavour, Charles Trenet and more in this timeless and revitalizing debut.

“Camille Bertault is more than merely a sly vocal gymnast; she’s a fine composer and a singer who carefully coaxes the emotional impact out of a melody.” (Downbeat Magazine)

“Brilliant… Dan Tepfer combines superb technique with a complex set of impulses: he's a deeply rational improviser drawn to the unknown.” (New York Times)

Tickets from $25; subscriptions $95 for all four Spring 2017 Catskill Jazz Factory events at the Fisher Center.

This event is part of a residency with the 23Arts Initiative including an event at the Mountain Top Library in Tannersville.