Jessica Fichot – French-Chinese accordionist now living in California is coming to Vancouver

Jessica Fichot – French-Chinese accordionist now living in California is coming to Vancouver

Jessica first came to my attention in the Accordion Babes calendar, after her fellow Californian accordionists Renee La Prade and Amber Lee Baker came to Vancouver in November.


I had emailed with Jessica earlier this year, and this is her reply
“Thanks for reaching out! I am indeed coming to Vancouver on May 5th and the concert will be presented by Le Centre Culturel. I haven’t listed the details on my website yet, only as I was waiting to confirm the venue and time information (I believe I’ll be performing at “Studio 16” though.)  I have been in touch with Rowan from Accordion Noir in the past, and I will let him know about the show once the details are confirmed – but I also know I won’t be able to perform live on his radio show, since there are a lot of restrictions for American musicians to perform in Canada (I was denied entry to Canada once in 2008, as I was not allowed to play a show.) I’m now very careful about obtaining the right permits to play shows in Canada.
“Your work seems very interesting and I can’t wait to hear some Scottish/Chinese music fusion and sample some Scottish/Chinese cuisine!”

From the website for Le Centre

The remarkable Franco-American artist Jessica Fichot will present her new album, “The Secret” in an avant-première performance on May 5th, in concert at Studio 16.

Saturday May, 5th – Studio 16, 1551 West 7th Avenue – 7:30pm – Member 5$ / Non member 10$

fichotwebJessica Fichot is a Franco-American artist whose international career began in Los Angeles. Now, with the official release of her brand new album “The Secret” set for June 5th, 2012, she is beginning a tour of the West Coast and Le Centre is very happy to present her in concert at Studio 16 on May 5th at 7:30 p.m.
Accompanied by her accordion, her toy piano and her band of young musicians, Jessica brings us a performance full of energy and talent. Here in Vancouver, she will honour us with the first-ever public performance of her new compositions. A singer-songwriter whose music is an eclectic blend, Jessica sings in more than five languages, a reflection of her origins and her international spirit, and she delivers a perfect blend of French chanson, Chinese music, gypsy jazz, folk and world music.
Following on the success of her first album entitled “Le Chemin”, Jessica Fichot has performed all over the world, from China to Mexico, as well as Canada and the United States, and of course France. Based in Los Angeles, California, she has won over American audiences with her French and multilingual compositions, her clear, warm voice, her musical sensitivity, her instrumental talent and her charm.
Truly a musical journey, Jessica Fichot’s performance is one you will not want to miss.



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