Mélanie learned vocal technique at Studio des Variétés, in Paris, and eventually studied vocal jazz under the tutelage of Sara Lazarus and Michelle Hendricks. Now she's herself a voice teacher. She was nominated for Jazz in Juan-les-Pins Revelations and also named "the young hopeful of French jazz vocal" at the festival "" Les Couleurs du Jazz"" in 2005. While swinging, Mélanie Dahan's style integrates a wide array of influences from French chanson to Jazz and Latin repertoire, however though out, she remains true to the song's emotion at every turn.
In 2006 Mélanie Dahan met with pianist Giovanni Mirabassi, to pay a tribute to Bernard Dimey, the acclaimed French lyricist, from Montmartre, and recorded this album as a result.
The program covers songs by the greatest names of the ""Chanson Francaise"" among them Charles Aznavour, Georges Brassens, Léo Ferré, Claude Nougaro, Pierre Barouh and Francis Lai.
released May 5, 2009
Mélanie Dahan - voice
Giovanni Mirabassi - piano
Marc-Michel Le Bevillon - bass
Matthieu Chazarenc - drums
Pierrick Pédron - alto saxophone (5 & 9)