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Jessica Fichot Band
August 20, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pmFree
Jessica Fichot appears Thursday, Aug. 20 at Moody’s Bistro, Bar and Beats in downtown Truckee. On her new album, Fichot sings 1940s Shanghai jazz songs in Mandarin Chinese.
Press: Los Angeles-based chanteuse/songwriter Jessica Fichot is a lot like her hometown of Paris: worldly, seductive, sassy, and ever-ripe for revolution. With a French/Chinese/American upbringing and a pioneering spirit all her own, Fichot has brought the exotic charms of her imagination to audiences across the world, backed by a fiery band (clarinet/sax, upright bass and guitar), and armed with her accordion, toy piano, and multilingual vocals. Her first albums Le Chemin and Le Secret offer a beguiling musical tour of French chanson, gypsy jazz and folk, captivating listeners with an international savvy and a cross-cultural whimsy that’s utterly infectious.
Time to grab the passport again: Fichot’s latest musical adventure, Dear Shanghai is an ambitious and intoxicating celebration of the swing-era sounds of her mother’s hometown. Sung entirely in Mandarin Chinese, Fichot’s winning covers of 1940s Shanghai jazz gems (from exotic rumbas and pop classics to lovelorn ballads and joyful swing numbers) conspire with her own inspired originals to turn listeners on to the musical terrain of a bygone era half a world away.