1st All That Jazz concert with André Manoukian & China Moses.
China Moses is not a jazz singer, nor a blues singer. China Moses is a singer of “song of the torch”… That is to say songs made to rekindle the flame of impossible loves, a genre whose masters were Franc Sinatra and Jessica Rabbit.
André Manoukian, pianist in love with voices, tastes them, weighs them, gauges them, questions them, titillates them, sniffs them, breathes them, coats them with his delicate piano. They chose the duo formula to give free rein to their “love dialogue” …
tonight’s play list
“Torch songs” come “Cry Me A River”, “My funny Valentine’s Day“and all great jazz standards …
Songwriter, arranger, Jazz pianist, actor and TV host!
André Manoukian was born in Lyon in 1957. He developed a passion for the piano at a very young age and entered the Berklee School of Music in Boston in 1977. In 1983 he created Liane Foly’s first hits, which are _ “_To the extent that” and “Document” . In 1988 he composed his first album “The man I love “for Liane Foly. It was in 2003 that he participated as a juror in the show “The new star “ on M6. Today he is the oldest and definitely the “good guy”. In 2007 he presented on Paris Première the program “Dede the fairy fingers “, program conceived around invitations associated with pieces of music. He published his autobiography in 2008 in a book entitled”Fluid mechanics “ , published by Robert Laffont.
Installed in the valley of Chamonix, in 2010 he created with the mayor of Chamonix the first Jazz festival at altitude.