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Friday Feb 8, 2019 • Doors Open 7:30 PM

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veronneau Inwood Coffeehouse

Veronneau featuring

Lynn Véronneau ~ vocals
Ken Avis ~ guitar and vocals
David Rosenblatt ~ guitar

International acoustic world-jazz band Veronneau are delighting audiences in North America, Europe and beyond with their world-jazz repertoire. Veronneau’s repertoire, performed in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, spans the world musically and geographically. Samba, bossa nova, swing and French chanson blend with original compositions - a sparkling cocktail of sounds broader than any single musical genre. For Veronneau it’s all about the song.

These world-travelled musicians captivate audiences in sprawling festivals, concert halls and jazz clubs. French Canadian vocalist Lynn Véronneau lights up the stage with her engaging presence and moving interpretations. Driving acoustic guitars frame her voice and provide the rhythmic energy to propel each performance.

Veronneau have toured regionally in the US, Canada, and the UK where they have performed and interviewed live on national radio, including repeat visits to the BBC. The band has been honored with multiple awards in the Mid Atlantic Region including awards for Best Jazz Group, Best Vocals and Best Recording. Their 2018 release Love & Surrender is the third Top 10 charting jazz-world music CD. The album went straight into the Top 5 on release and stayed there for 4 months.

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Lynn Véronneau grew up near Montreal, completing her voice studies in France where her classical training helped her develop a seemingly effortless technique. Lynn moved beyond classical to sing folk, blues and funk before settling on her jazz and pop repertoire. The music she performed in France as a member of the Cernettes – an all-female vocal group – made headlines around the world as the band featured on the first ever photograph to be circulated on the web. Sometimes compared to Stacy Kent, Astrud Gilberto and Gretchen Parlato, Lynn Veronneau can be serene or commanding. She brings a warmth and elegance to the band’s recordings and an engaging presence to the stage. Lynn is a sought after vocalist whose voice has also featured on multiple recordings.

Ken Avis met Lynn Véronneau while the two were performing at a festival in Switzerland. Ken explored a wide range of roots music and performed as vocalists with WC Handy Award winning Otis Grand Blues Band. Ken is a published music journalist and co-produced the documentary Bossa Nova The Brazilian Music That Charmed the World (2014). He is currently co-producing Anacostia Delta (2018) a film which celebrates the legends and the legacy of Washington DC's great guitarists such as Danny Gatton and Roy Buchanan. Ken co-curated the National Endowment for the Arts award-winning Strathmore Jazz Samba Project Festival .  Atlas Performing Arts commissioned and performed Ken's play Bossa Fever ! (2015) which featured Veronneau. 

David Rosenblatt began his love of Brazilian music and jazz while growing up in Rio de Janeiro. Returning to his home state of Arizona David's studies progressed through university and a scholarship to return to Brazil to study guitar. He has become the first-call guitarist for visiting Brazilian musicians to the Washington DC area playing samba, bossa nova and choro.



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