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Ken Avis

London, Paris, Geneva, Washington DC! Guitarist/vocalist, Ken Avis, never imagined he would live in these cities after growing up in a Northern English coal mining town close to Liverpool. After travelling in over 80 countries, across four continents, he is now based in Northern Virginia with his wife, the stunning French Canadian vocalist {{m: Lynn Veronneau = 31434}}. Together they are putting their world experiences to good effect in the eclectic, multi-national music of their band Veronneau. Meeting in Geneva, Ken and Lynn debuted together at a festival in the mountains of France, they continued to perform and record internationally as a duo before forming a group (called simply Veronneau ) in 2010 with Brazilian jazz guitarist David Rosenblatt and drummer Pete Walby

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Veronneau: Love & Surrender

Read "Love & Surrender" reviewed by Geannine Reid

There is something quite intoxicating about the Latin genre of music--from samba, to bossa to choro and beyond, the rhythms are infections and memorable. Veronnea, named after its dulcimer toned vocalist Lynn Veronnea, is an acoustic based ensemble featuring the core members Ken Avis on guitar, backing vocals and harmonica and David Rosenblatt also on guitar. ...

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World Jazz Quartet Veronneau Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of 'Jazz Samba'

50 years ago “bossa nova" was a term barely known beyond Brazil, until in 1963 Jazz Samba, the milestone recording by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd, took the world by storm. In popularizing the seductive, syncopated “bossa" rhythm, it became the only jazz album in history to reach #1 on the Billboard pop chart in March ...

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Washington, DC Event Celebrates 50 Years Of Samba And Bossa Nova

Washington, DC Event Celebrates 50 Years Of Samba And Bossa Nova

The landmark album Jazz Samba was recorded at All Souls Unitarian Church in 1962 and changed the sonic landscape forever. Fronted by guitarist Charlie Byrd and saxophonist Stan Getz, the album rose to No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart where it remained for 70 weeks! The recording introduced millions of music lovers world wide to ...

Joie de Vivre

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Released: 2011
Track listing: 01. La Mer; 02. The Gentle Rain; 03. For No One; 04. Corcovado; 05. Cielito Lindo; 06. The Street Where You Live; 07. Brazil; 08. Abertura do Verao; 09. One Note Samba; 10. Blue Skies.

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Véronneau: Joie de Vivre

Read "Joie de Vivre" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Andare controcorrente, immaginare che la vita sia gioiosa: un territorio di felicità che è a portata di mano. Perché no? Soprattutto quando basterebbe solo una canzone per lenire tutto il dolore. Alla franco-canadese Lynn Véronneau appare tutto chiaro. Come la sua voce, cristallina come una sorgente d'acqua alpina e suadente come quella di una serena in ...

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Singer Lynn Veronneau Captivates with World Wise Jazz in Debut CD

Singer Lynn Veronneau Captivates with World Wise Jazz in Debut CD

Music lovers will soon enjoy a captivating collection of world wise jazz courtesy of stunning French Canadian singer Lynn Véronneau and the well-traveled musicians of her band, Véronneau. The international group has compiled some favorite music for their first album on the Indy label, Véronneau Music. The group's CD hits the street and goes to radio ...

Take Five With Ken Avis

Read "Take Five With Ken Avis" reviewed by Ken Avis

Meet Ken Avis:London, Paris, Geneva, Washington DC guitarist/vocalist Ken Avis never imagined he would live in these cities after growing up in a Northern English coal mining town close to Liverpool. After travelling in over 80 counties, across four continents, he is now based in Northern Virginia with his wife, the stunning French Canadian ...


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