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March 19, 2007

Regina Jazz Features Francophone Vocalist

Written by
cindy mcleod

Canadian jazz music live

Under Paris Skies
with Christie-Anne Blondeau and Cheney Lambert
and the Uptown Jazz Trio
Friday, March 23
Le Bistro, Regina

Jazz Regina Celebrates Francophone Week

Vocalist Christie-Anne Blondeau is joined by Cheny Lambert and the Uptown Jazz Trio for Under Paris Skies, a special night of jazz celebrating Francophone Week. The group will appear on Friday, March 23 at Le Bistro, the Regina Jazz home venue.

Christie-Anne Blondeau – Born in the small French town of Domremy (Saskatchewan), Christie-Anne Blondeau was barely four years old when a passion for singing and rhythm bewitched her. During show after show, her talent became increasingly apparent. Taking part in InPAC workshops and in the Gala fransaskois de la chanson, this singer had the opportunity to work with workshop leaders such as Catherine Pinard, Jean-Guy Labelle, Mario Chénart, Maude Grenier, Suzanne Campagne, Luc de la Rochellière and Nelson Minville. She participated twice in the Gala Chant’Ouest as a representative for Saskatchewan. She won the audience prize at the Gala fransaskois de la chanson in 1996 in Prince Albert.

Trumpeter Cheney Lambert is familiar to Regina Jazz fans for his work with his Cheney Lambert Sextet and the Carlo Petrovitch Sextet. Starting his first regular professional gig with funk/soul group Stepchyle when he was in university, he has gone on to share the stage with The Temptations, The Jordanaires, Theresa Sokyrka, Petula Clarke, Lew Soloff, and the Bob Moyer Big Band among others.

Friday March 23
Under Paris Skies with Christie-Anne Blondeau and Cheney Lambert
with Barry Whitmore (guitar), Graham Purse (bass), Don Young (drums)
Le Bistro / Regina

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