Wed July 19, 2023A spectacular celebration of French and international music
Doors: 7:30 PM Show: 8:00 PM
Paris Chansons returns to Yoshi’s with a NEW, exciting show!
Wednesday, July 19th at 8PM!
Inviting you to an unforgettable night of French music with an Eastern European gypsy twist!
Featuring original renditions of favorites from Aznavour, Dassin, Piaf, Brel, Macias, Adamo, Dalida, Zaz & Stromae PLUS some of the most beautiful classics in Italian, Hebrew and Russian gypsy classics!
To get a taste of Paris Chansons:
Music video featuring their original version of Joe Dassin’s classic: “Et si tu n'existais pas - If you didn’t exist."
Paris Chansons is an exciting French band with an Eastern European gypsy twist! Recently featured on the French news, they are known for their original renditions of French favorites from Aznavour, Dassin, Piaf, Macias, Adamo, Dalida, all the way to contemporary artists like Zaz. Their exhilarating performances are punctuated with gypsy jazz standards as well as classics in Russian, Italian, and other languages.
Three multilingual singers bring an unparalleled diversity to their shows. Julia Kantor, originally from the Ukraine, lived and studied in France where she discovered in French music a soul connection that still imbues every performance. She entrances from the stage with a sultry voice and dynamic presence. Together with her husband, Jacob, a Russian-born singer/songwriter, they launched Paris Chansons. Max Cohen grew up in Morocco steeped in French music, particularly the songs of Enrico Macias. Max’s rich velvety tone delivers beautifully nuanced renditions of his favorites, complete with a signature North African lilt.
Superb musicianship anchors the ensemble, effortlessly moving from jazzy improvisation to slow-burning balladry to blistering gypsy fervor. All seasoned pros, the musicians are Jeff Lams on piano, Adam Cohen on upright bass, Endre Balogh on violin, Sinclair Lott on drums and Jacob Kantor on guitar. Paris Chansons takes you an a journey without leaving your seat (except, of course, to dance!), a spectacular celebration of French and international music that brings the world that much closer.
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