Mychelle Colleary Trio Celebrates Bastille Day
American Francophile in Blighty
13th July, 2018 – 8pm
Internationally acclaimed and award winning vocalist Mychelle Colleary(California native, honorary New Yorker, now Londoner) deftly delivers songs and stories of fellow Francophiles including Josephine Baker, Miles Davis, Kurt Weill and Cole Porter, alongside contemporary and traditional French songs from Piaf to Gainsbourg. Featuring award winning MD Michael Roulston on piano and Jonathan 'Kitch' Kitching on drums.
‘Smart, sassy and entirely entertaining… Simply put, c'etait magnifique’(TheaterMania.com).
“Hip, flip, and always sure of herself... Tongue-in-cheek edge... Sassy... Her vulnerability and open emotionality seem to be her truest assets... Riveting." (Backstage)
Mychelle Collearypossesses a quirky honesty that is effervescently entertaining; she playfully challenging the audiences to listen deeply, blurring musical genres and crafting her own jazz style with arrangements that are invitingly familiar and yet unexpectedly daring
Mychelle’s affinity for jazz began in her late teens, when she performed as the youngest member of the Columbia Vocal Jazz Ensemble, sharing the stage, on numerous occasions, with such jazz greats as Bobby Shew, Richie Cole, Claire Fisher, Bobby McFerrinand Carl Anderson.
Michael Roulston:pianist/composer and consummate creative collaborator
Jonathan “Kitch” Kitching: drums/percussion