Biography

French chanteuse Melanie Dahan stepped up to the international stage with her first CD in 2009, La Princesse et Les Croque-Notes (NYC Label: Sunnyside Records), « the first of many offerings from this jazz diva-in-the-making ». A darling twelve-track collection of French chansons rendered in regal style by Dahan along with pianist/arranger Giovanni Mirabassi, bassist Marc-Michel Le Bevillon, drummer Mathieu Chazarenc and alto saxophonist Pierrick Pedron.

A second album in octet, Latine, with a jazz trio (Giovanni Mirabassi, MM Le Bévillon, Lukmil Perez) and a strings quartet was released in 2011 on Plus Loin Music Company (Harmonia Mundi).
She continues to create gateways between French music and jazz, and embarks us as well this time into a more various overview, including latin sounds. This second album swings with grace and elegance between France, Brazil, Argentina, and nicely reflects the diversity of her influences. Since then, she has toured worlwild : Japan, South America (Bolivia, Ecuador, Haiti, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico), Russia, Europe (New morning, Duc des Lombards, Sunside, festivals etc …)

In 2014, she released a new CD, ‘Keys’, recorded with 5 French jazz pianists : Baptiste Trotignon, Thomas Enhco, Pierre de Bethmann, Manuel Rocheman, Franck Amsallem. The distinctive, continually surprising sound of this new album is the result of an especially satisfying collaboration with these 5 pianists, a veritable who’s who of the best in France. A smartly conceived concept recording made up of 10 jazz standards where each pianist pays tribute to the American songbook in his fresh and inventive own way.

line up  (modular formation from 1 to 4 pianists on stage) 

  • Baptiste Trotignon (piano)
  • Thomas Enhco (piano)
  • Pierre de Bethmann (piano)
  • Manuel Rocheman (piano)
  • Franck Amsallem (piano)
  • Thomas Bramerie (contrebasse)
  • Lukmil Perez (batterie)

Discography

KEYS

(sortie le 10 nov. 2014), L’autre distribution

KEYS

LATINE (2011)

Plus loin Music, Harmonia Mundi / Abeille musique

Latine

LA PRINCESSE ET LES CROQUE-NOTES (2008)

Cristal Records / Abeille musique, Sunny side Records (USA)

LA PRINCESSE ET LES CROQUE-NOTES

  

              

                   

                   

                   

     

                         

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