Nicole Ratté - Vocals
Jean-Pierre Allain - Piano
Normand Glaude - Bass
Mike Essoudry - Drums
Brian Asselin - Saxophone
Well-known on the local stages, Nicole Ratté evolved in different styles before developing a true passion for jazz. At home on the stage, she is known for her warm and effervescent presence and her light and sensual voice. Her career is based on a solid experience of classical, pop-rock and musical theater performances, both vocal and instrumental, which adds more depth into her jazz singing.
Nicole Ratté and her quintet have prepared a tribute to one of Nicole’s most favorite composers, Michel Legrand. You will hear many of Michel Legrand's most beautiful songs as well as some lesser known pieces that are just as delightful, in English and French. Soft romantic songs will share the stage with energetic rhythms while a touch of humour will color the whole performance. Nicole and her accomplice will bring you in a variety of emotions and atmospheres.
And a little exert about Michel Legrand:
MICHEL LEGRAND (1932 - 2019)
A whole life of exquisite melodies…
Michel Legrand was a French jazz pianist, composer, arranger and singer. It's impossible to describe his extraordinary talent in a few words but let's say that he wrote hundreds of songs and over 200 film and television scores, he has recorded over 100 albums, he won dozens of awards and earned a long list of nominations to prestigious awards (Oscars, Golden Globe, etc.).