A Sunday in Marseille
Yesterday, I performed for the New York French Consulate’s block party “A Sunday in Marseille”, celebrating Air France’s new direct line from New York to Marseille. It was a lot of fun! I loved watching French men intensely playing pétanque, the smell of warm croissants in the street, and the pretty girls in straw hats sipping their pastis in the sun. Avalon Jazz Band and I gave our rendition of 1940’s French jazz, with Adrien Chevalier on the violin, Vinny Raniolo on the gypsy guitar and Eduardo Belo on the bass. It was great to be transported back to France in spirit, even just for one summer afternoon. Below is a picture of me with the Ricard pinup girls.