Christine Tassan

BIOGRAPHIES

CHRISTINE TASSAN


​For more than 20 years, guitarist Christine Tassan has led her boat with brio, aplomb and an absolutely contagious dynamism. One of the rare female jazz guitarist and gypsy jazz soloists, also singer, composer, author, director and producer, she takes part in numerous musical projects in Quebec and on the international scene, both as a leader and as a guest musician.


In 2003, she founded her gypsy jazz and swing songs group, Christine Tassan et les Imposteures, which was immediately successful and became a must of the gypsy jazz scene. Unique in its kind, this feminine  

ensemble performed in more than 600 festivals and venues in Quebec, Canada, Europe, United States and China.


In 2020, alongside Les Imposteures, here she comes with this new quintet project, "Voyage Intérieur", which brings together ten instrumental compositions. We can discover a new facet of the guitarist, with electric and bebop sounds.


AWARDS

2021 - Nominee for a FELIX award (Gala de l'ADISQ) as Best Jazz album of the year - Voyage Intérieur


FROM QUEBEC, CANADA​


CHRISTINE TASSAN ET LES IMPOSTEURES Website


With nearly 20 years of bringing their special blend of Gypsy jazz and revisited cover songs to audiences, Christine Tassan et les Imposteures have made a name for themselves on the music scene.


Pioneers in a domain usually reserved for men and precursors of the gypsy wave that swept across Québec, this quartet led by guitarist Christine Tassan continues to reinvent this timeless music while integrating new ideas and influences with an originality and flair we have become familiar with. From standards to original compositions, the Imposteures’ musical arrangements innovate, rejuvenate and leave room for unbridled creativity from four talented and accomplished musicians.


With 7 albums and more than 600 concerts in various venues and festivals, including numerous appearances in major events and tours across Canada, Europe, USA and China, they have cultivated the adoration and loyalty of an ever growing fan base. We have had the chance to see them at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, at the Django Reinhardt Festival in Samois-sur-Seine (France), at hte Liberchies Django Festival (Belgium) and at the North-West Django Fest (USA).


AWARDS

2018 - Winner OPUS award as Show of the year - Entre Félix & Django

2017 - Nominee for an OPUS award as Best Jazz album of the year - Entre Félix & Django


FROM QUEBEC, CANADA​

PROJECTS

VOYAGE INTÉRIEUR

​Christine Tassan Quintette

2021 Nominee FÉLIX/ADISQ for best album jazz of the year​

Voyage intérieur s’est écrit au fil du temps et des rencontres artistiques. On y découvre un jazz hybride aux mélodies fortes, aux rythmes variés allant du boléro au swing en passant par la bossa et le funk, où les influences européennes de la musicienne se mêlent à celles du swing américain. Christine Tassan s’entoure de quatre musiciens pour naviguer dans cet univers hybride. 


VIDÉOS
YOUTUBE: Teaser nouvel album “Voyage Intérieur”​​

​Lancement Voyage intérieur - Christine Tassan Quintette - Cabaret du Lion d'Or​​

MUSICIENS 

  • Christine Tassan – guitariste soliste, chanteuse, compositrice, arrangeure
  • Yannick Anctil – pianiste
  • Maude Bastien – batteure
  • Hugo Blouin – contrebassiste
  • Aurélien Tomasi – saxophoniste, clarinettiste 

DJANGO, FELIX & FRIENDS

​Christine Tassan et les Imposteures

Christine Tassan et les Imposteures brings together some of the best works by Django Reinhardt, Félix Leclerc and American swing composers. With virtuosity, daring and humour, the string band draws inspiration from one artist’s poetry and the other’s swing. They revisit hit songs created by George Gershwin, Louis Prima or Charlie Chaplin and blend them with Django’s melodies.


VIDEOS
YOUTUBE : Sing Sing Sing / Douce Ambiance

YOUTUBE : Entre Félix & Django

MUSICIANS

  • Christine Tassan - lead guitar, lead vocals, song writing, arrangements
  • Martine Gaumondviolin, vocals, arrangements
  • Blanche Baillargeondouble bass, vocals, arrangements
  • Jeff Moseleyrhythm guitar, vocals

DJANGO BELLES!

​Christine Tassan et les Imposteures


With this new show, Christine Tassan et les Imposteures whisks us away in a musical frenzy celebrating winter in all its forms. With this repertoire of songs and instrumental pieces, Django Belles is a colorful show that's playful, poetic and funny, with a devilish swing supported by surprising arrangements. The band is enriched with the swing of two brass players, a trumpeter and a trombonist, that'll stand out opposite the 100% gypsy groove of the fours string musicians. 


VIDEOS

YOUTUBE : Extraits de spectacle - LIVE​​


MUSICIANS
  • Christine Tassan - lead guitar, lead vocals, song writing, arrangements
  • Martine Gaumondviolin, vocals, arrangements
  • Blanche Baillargeondouble bass, vocals, arrangements
  • Jeff Moseleyrhythm guitar, vocals
  • *** (Trumpet and trombone players names to be confirmed)


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