Louisa Bey

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The career of this artist is eclectic. An author, composer and jazz singer, Louisa Bey (whose stage name was chosen by her as an homage to Abbey Lincolnà) studied classical piano, has a law degree, has worked in the field of communication, and is studying acting. Since 2002, Louisa has been intensifying her work on vocal jazz at the Atla School, discovering her passion for this music which allows her to express and interpret emotions that find an echo inside herself.
In October 2002, Louisa meets Frédéric Charbaut and Donatienne Hantin, the organisers of a major French jazz festival called “Jazz à Saint Germain des Près”, where Louisa performs for the first time in concert, in 2003. This encounter and this opportunity determine the path to follow for the artist. Louisa Bey is booked at another French festival, Tanjazz, where she meets the pianist Nico Morelli, who decides to accompany her and encourages her to propose her compositions to him.
The pianist Alexandre Saada and his rhythm section, Lauren Sériès on drums and Jean-Daiel Botta at acoustic bass will be her next musical partners. Following some concerts in Paris, Tanjazz is on the program again in mai 2004. The quartet gets to know each other and performs on a big stage at Mandoubia/Tanger, Morocco, which remains a great memory. The experience is followed by concerts at the Paris jazz clubs and more appearances at the Saint Germain de Près Festival, as well as at the big summer festival Jazz à Vienne.

Albums

Turning Me Jazz

Label: Yellowbird
Distribution in France: Harmonia Mundi
Release date: March 12, 2009

The career of this artist is eclectic. An author, composer and jazz singer, Louisa Bey studied classical piano, achieved a law degree, has worked in the field of communication, and is studying acting. Since 2002, Louisa has been intensifying her work on vocal jazz, having discovered her passion for this music which allows her to express and interpret emotions that find an echo inside herself. “TURNING ME JAZZ is Louisa’s second album, on release on the prestigious, German based Enja/Yellowbird label , following the release of her first recording “Blue Thoughts” on French independent Cristal Records in 2005. An excellent author/composer, Louisa Bey keeps a delicate balance between a repertoire ‘singer/songwriter’ (including a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Everything’s Broken” and Nick Drake’s “ Saturday Sun”, while drawing her inspiration from folk rock and jazz references, accompanied by her excellent young band with a soft jazz/pop groove.

Louisa Bey - Turning Me Jazz