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Alexis Tantau

With extensive training as classical singer and having sung with various opera companies locally and abroad, it came as something of a surprise when the door to the world of jazz swung wide open for Miss Tantau less than two years ago. Planning to specialize in French art song and opera, she took several trips to study in France, including a year to study Occitan, the endangered language of her ancestors. Over the years, she took her teachers’ suggestions to sing Edith Piaf songs lightheartedly—until she began landing more gigs singing Piaf than Bizet! Her highly-sought renditions of famous French songs by the likes of Edith Piaf, Eartha Kitt, and Charles Trenet wonderfully compliment the WWII era vibe of the Hot Club, showing off her lustrous vocal timbre, and delicious French diction.

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Rosemary Clooney
voice / vocals
Ella Fitzgerald
voice / vocals
Peggy Lee
voice / vocals
Modern Jazz Quartet
band/orchestra
Miriam Makeba
voice / vocals
Edith Piaf
voice / vocals
Henri Salvador
voice / vocals
Harry Belafonte
voice / vocals

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