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From the album Jazz Samba Project
Véronneau is an acoustic, song-based group playing Latin Jazz, Gypsy Swing and much more. Equally at home in an intimate jazz club, world music or folk festival, Véronneau are audience favorites performing in English, French and Spanish.
Lynn Véronneau lights up the stage, engaging the audience with her vocal interpretations. The acoustic guitars of Ken Avis and David Rosenblatt and percussion of Pete Walby provide the rhythm, harmony and energy to propel the music from Brazilian samba, to French chanson to standards of The American Songbook.
Together they bring fluidity and playfulness to the tunes. The multi-national band performs music inspired by jazz from around the world. Pieces such as "Blue Skies," "La Mer," and "Like the Gentle Rain” reflect their distinctive original sound. Véronneau's first album release Joie de Vivre (Joy of Living) rose to No. 9 in Jazz Week's World Music chart in June 2011, spending 10 weeks on the chart. It's in the Top 10 of a growing number of North American stations. It's also getting spins in the UK where the band toured in July, broadcasting a live performance on BBC Radio.
Véronneau formed in 2010 and perform extensively in the North East USA region at clubs concerts and festivals. The band continues to pack a monthly gig at Washington DC's Bistrot Lepic! Currently based in Northern Virginia, Véronneau toured in the US, Canada and UK in 2011.
Canadian jazz critic and audiophile Jordan Richardson commented on the new recording, "The album is a cultural compendium of musical styles surrounding an astonishing voice - an exciting offering for those thirsting for something unique and beautiful."
Véronneau was honored with nominations for three Wammie Awards - Best Jazz Group, Best Jazz Vocals and Best Newcomers Awards. Thanks to the Washington Area Music Association and congratulations to all nominees.
Veronneau interview - Live at the BBC...(remember to switch of the auto-music-player at the top of the page). "Beautiful...I love the style. I love the acoustic sound." Sally Nader, BBC Radio Lancashire - July 2011.
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