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Annè Ducros

She studied classical music and voice at the Music Conservatory of Boulogne-sur-Mer and the University of Lille. In 1986, she formed her own jazz quartet.

In 1990, she started touring the world for the next ten years with musicians like Chick Corea, Jacky Terrasson, and Kenny Barron.

Starting in 1992, she taught vocal jazz in Paris and has given master classes and workshops around the world. In 2008, she was a vocal coach for the TV program Star Academy.

Her first album was produced in 1989 and included a cover version of the song “My Funny Valentine”. That album was followed by Purple Songs (Dreyfus, 2001) with Gordon Beck on piano, Didier Lockwood on violin, and Bruno Castellucci on drums, and Close Your Eyes (Dreyfus, 2003) with Toots Thielemans on harmonica and included covers of songs by Serge Gainsbourg.

She recorded the album Piano, Piano (Dreyfus, 2006) with pianists Chick Corea, Enrico Pieranunzi, René Urtreger, and Benoît de Mesmay. The album includes standards such as “God Bless the Child” and “Never Let Me Go”.

Her cover of the song “Taking a Chance on Love” was used in the 2005 Chanel Chance perfume commercials. In September 2013, she released album Either Way (from Marilyn to Ella). The album includes 15 songs, 14 standards and one original.

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