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Hotel Congress and Rhythm and Roots: Jessica Fichot

Sat 26 Aug

Hotel Congress and Rhythm and Roots: Jessica Fichot

Saturday, August 26th 7:00PM

(Doors at 7pm, $10, 21+)
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Jessica Fichot

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Accompanied by her accordion, toy piano, and fiery band, Los Angeles-based chanteuse and songwriter Jessica Fichot draws from her multi-ethnic French / Chinese / American heritage to create an intoxicating multilingual fusion of French chanson, 1940s Shanghai jazz, gypsy swing and international folk.

Following the acclaimed releases of her albums “Le Chemin” (2007) and “Le Secret” (2012), Fichot has performed packed venues in France, China, Spain, Mexico, Canada and across the U.S – backed by her fiery band (clarinet/sax, upright bass and guitar) and armed with her accordion, toy piano and multilingual vocals. With her latest musical adventure, “Dear Shanghai” (2014), a work sung entirely in Mandarin ChineseFichot celebrates the swing-era sounds of her mother’s hometown with intoxicating 1940s Shanghai jazz gems as well as inspired original songs – turning listeners on to the musical terrain of a bygone era half a world away.

Fichot is also an active composer, who has written hundreds of children’s songs for various educational programs, as well as music for many independent video games.