Saturday, February 11 | 7:30 p.m.
Winter/Spring 2017 Concert Series
Six albums and two decades spent crisscrossing the globe, playing to enthusiastic audiences from Paris to São Paulo and Berlin to Istanbul, have enabled France’s Paris Combo to create a unique cosmopolitan sound, establishing the band as one of the most piquant, intriguing groups on the international music scene. Fronted by the charismatic vocals of chanteuse Belle du Berry, the combo has struck a chord with critics and audiences alike for its fun-loving mix of swinging gypsy jazz, cabaret, French pop, and Latino and Middle Eastern rhythms.
The mainstream success of their second album, Living Room (2000), gave the quintet a unique status as a French indie band capable of drawing crowds not only in France, where the album went gold, but all over the world, and particularly in Australia and the United States where they have chalked up over twenty tours.
Returning to performing in 2011 after a five-year hiatus, the Paris Combo made its U.S. comeback at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and went on to release their fifth album, simply entitled 5. Media response to the album was enthusiastic. In 2013 and 2014, they sold out venues across the country with their first U.S. tours in a decade.
“My favorite French cultural export of the past decade is this French quintet, a quirky jazz-cabaret outfit that likes to take detours into exotic realms from time to time.”—Seattle TimesBack to Concerts