Tatiana Eva-Marie and the Avalon Jazz Band feat. Olli Soikkeli
Tatiana Eva-Marie is a Brooklyn-based singer, bandleader and actress who was recently named rising jazz star by Vanity Fair. Acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Downbeat, and other renowned publications, she performs regularly in New York and around the world (New Orleans Jazz Festival, Jazz Aspen SnowMass, SummerStage NY, Midsummer Night Swing, the NYC Winter JazzFest, Jazz at Lincoln Center). Inspired by her French and Romanian heritage, she explores her love for jazz through the lens of 1930s Paris and the origins of Gypsy Jazz.
Tatiana Eva-Marie has been collaborating with Finnish guitarist Olli Soikkeli, whom she featured on her first recording "Je Suis Swing", a tribute to the Swing Kids and the music they listened to, including the great Django Reinhardt and Gypsy Jazz, which has been Olli's primary focus since he started playing in jazz clubs and festivals across Finland, and touring Europe with Sinti Guitarist Paulus Schäfer. While still young, he’s already played with notable artists such as Bucky Pizzarelli, Stochelo Rosenberg, Tommy Emmanuel and other master guitarists.
Tatiana, along with her Avalon Jazz Band and special guest, will invite you into a musical journey from New York to 1930s Paris with songs old and new, both in French and English, with accents of New Orleans jazz, French chanson réaliste, and Gypsy influences, celebrating the legacy of Django Reinhardt.