Christine Tassan et les Imposteures
with special guest opener Danielle Hope Edwards
Friday, April 22, 2022
7:30 at the Octave Theatre
Tickets for tonight’s concert are $25
and can be purchased at the door.
For more than 20 years, Christine Tassan, an outstanding guitarist, has been steering her ship with boundless enthusiasm and confidence. Blessed with an absolutely contagious dynamism, she is one of the rare female jazz and gypsy jazz guitar soloists; and she stands out for her sensitive playing, her quiet strength, and her irresistible audacity.
Trained in classical guitar, she quickly became interested in many styles, studying folk, pop, jazz and developing an early and obvious talent as a singer-songwriter. Her interest in gypsy jazz, jazz and improvisation was definitely triggered by her discovery of Django Reinhardt’s music in 1998, a style she learned by joining the classes of masters such as Angelo Debarre, Emmanuel Kassimo or Yorgui Loeffler.
In 2003, she founded her gypsy jazz and swing band, Christine Tassan et les Imposteures. The band was an immediate success and became an unmissable part of the gypsy jazz scene. Unique in its kind, this all-woman band (for many years) has performed in over 600 festivals and venues in Quebec, Canada, Europe, the United States and China. Each time enthusiastically received by the public and the media, the band was applauded at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, at the prestigious Django Reinhardt Festival in Samois-sur-Seine (France) and at the famous DjangoFest NorthWest (USA).