French songstress Floanne kicks off season in New York and Miami.
Floanne is a songstress performing retro tunes with a modern twist. Known in the nightclub scene as an interpreter of French chanson and the Edith Piaf repertoire, her band includes some of New York's top jazz improvisers. A refreshing blend of farm girl and urban actress, she is inspired by an eclectic range of performers and musical traditions. Her newest program contrasts old-fashioned romantic songs in a didactic presentation, dissecting with humor and wisdom the cliché that love can be.
She will be accompanied by Ian J. MacDonald on Friday, April 4 at 7:30pm at New York’s Subculture (renovated music venue at 45 Bleecker Street), and Friday, April 11 at 9pm at the prestigiousMiami-Dade County Auditorium, for the opening concert of the Florida-France Festival. The festival marks the 34th season of programming by Tigertail, also presenting Jazz phenomenon Cécile McLorin Salvant, French choreographer Cédric Andrieux, local artists, and numerous classics of French cinema.
Passionate about lyrics and acoustics, she is an "instrument"—resonating songs with her chanteuse and coloratura sound. A resident artist at Joe's Pub, Symphony Space, The Metropolitan Room, Floanne also appeared solo at Sleep No More and Bryant Park. She graduated in dance at the Merce Cunningham Studio and comedy improvisation at Upright Citizens' Brigade, making her a versatile, spontaneous and fearless triple-threat.
As an actress her name is “Flo Ankah,” and she appeared at the Sundance film festival opposite Jonathan Pryce and Jason Schwartzman. She also recorded voices for the latest Woody Allen and Israel Horowitz pictures respectively Magic in the Moonlight and My Old Lady, coming out this year. Flo was the first singer of “Loving the Silent Tears” at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, opposite Liz Callaway, Jody Watley and Jon Secada, as well as the off-Broadway play with music “Edith Piaf Alive” at Joe’s Pub/the Public Theater.
tickets - $20.00 - $25.00