Tatania Eva Marie and the Avalon Jazz Band (NYC) Gipsy Jazz at it finest!!

February 9, 2018 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm


“one of the best young singers around”  – Wall Street Journal

Tatiana Eva-Marie is a singer and actress living in New York City. She is the lead singer of the Gypsy-French Avalon Jazz Band and was recently included, alongside Cyrille Aimée and Cecile McLorin Salvant, in a list of 37 rising jazz stars by the magazine Vanity Fair.

She performs regularly in New York and on tour around the world. Past shows include “Divas of the Silver Screen” at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Midsummer Night Swing Festival at Lincoln Center, The NYC Winter Jazzfest, the New York Hot Jazz Festival, “The Edith Piaf Centennial” at the Iridium (as performer and musical director), concerts at the Carlyle, Joe’s Pub, The Rainbow Room Opening Night, concerts for the French Embassy on Bastille Day, the New York City Opera gala at the Plaza, opening night of George Clooney’s “Monuments Men” and the Los Angeles premiere of “Mad Men”.

The musical style presented by Avalon Jazz Band is inspired by the sort of jazz played in Paris in the 1930s and 40s, especially by the Hot Club de France, founded by Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, whose repertoire consisted of original music and jazz standards. This French style of hot jazz then became what we now know as “Gypsy jazz” or “Jazz Manouche”, with its technical bravadoes and virtuoso skills, embodied by the quick fingers of violinist Adrien Chevalier. The delicate voice and swing phrasing of Tatiana Eva-Marie bring the zazou element to the mix: an ingenuous and mischievous joie-de-vivre, which she incarnates to perfection.

The influence of the Russian aristocracy’s diaspora to France after the Russian Revolution and of the Jews fleeing Eastern Europe before WWII, can be felt in the French compositions of that time. This element is also present in the music of Avalon Jazz Band, with a sound palette of Gypsy, Klezmer and Balkan inspiration.

Here there with  Bonjour Sourire