Anne Ducros

New album "Anne Ducros fait son cinéma" The repertoire comes out from the most famous soundtracks of french and international cinema, release november 10th, in concert at la Scala in Paris on december 2nd


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Native of the Pas de Calais, Anne Ducros began her classic training (musical and vocal) within the conservatoire of Boulogne Sur mer with Lyne Durian. Then at the same time she is studying law at the University of Lille, she completes and refnes her vocal mastery thanks to the education of Yuri Anoff and Maddy Mespley. Afterward she has a practice of baroque music within training course at the University and investigates Couperin, Rameau or Bach’s music. Introduced to the vocal jazz from 1986. She sets up her frst quartet of jazz with which she gains various international competitions (Price for better soloist and frst vocaliste in the festival of jazz of Dunkerque; First price of soloist and vocalist in the festival of jazz of Vienne in 1989). This growing recognition will stimulates her of an inexhaustible will to sing always more by accumulating concerts in France and specially by publishing her frst album of vocal jazz, « Don’t you take a chance » at JTB in 1989.
After this first recording was realized, she returns on the road by multiplying the tours, the festivals (Nice, Montreaux, Nantes, Barcelone, Ismir, Montréal.) and the musical meetings (Michel Petrucciani, Didier Lockwood, Michel Legrand, Ray Brown, Ted Curson, Jacky Terrasson, Eric Lelann, Stefano Di Batista.). This artistic fulfillment couples with an increasing educational investment. During years 1992-1993, she teaches the vocal jazz at the ARPEJ in Paris and since 1994 she is the manager of Prelude, first school of vocal jazz in Paris. Besides her teacher’s implication, she animates clinics and master-classes all over
the world (Aix, Le Havre, Chicago, Calvi, Bruxelles.). Surrounded with Gordon beck, Sal la Rocca, Bruno Castellucci and Didier Lockwood, Anne Ducros records « Purple Songs », published in 2001 by DREYFUS JAZZ. Further this album, the singer is awarded by the Academy of the Jazz, and she receives the Price Billie Holiday, in december 2001. This new award will not be the last one, because there in April 2002, the « Django d’Or” and “Victoires de la musique » award her with the price of the artist vocal of the year.
In 2003 her third album, “Close your eyes” by DREYFUS JAZZ and once more she wins the Vocal Artist of the year of the Victoires de la Musique Jazz awards. In this album she’s surrounded by talented musicians, string orchestra, and prestigious special guests such as the harmonicist Toots Thielemans and the fute player Benoit Fromanger. Joy, rhythmic fexibility and melody characterize this recording. With her hot voice, Anne Ducros revisits some jazz standards and pop songs as Stevie Wonder’s “Lately” or Beatles’s “Black Bird”. She also interprets with elegance some French Songs: “L’eau à la bouche” of Serge Gainsbourg and “Clopin Clopan” of Pierre Dudan.
In September 2005 her fourth album comes out by DREYFUS JAZZ: it marks the height of her artistic career. The project called “Piano, piano…” is based upon the meeting of Anne’s wonderful voice and some of the greatest today’s piano players. She sings some of the most beautiful jazz standards surrounded by prestigious piano players as Chick Corea, , Jacky Terrasson, Enrico Pieranunzi and René Urtreger and her quintet (Benoit de Mesmay, piano and Fender Rodes, Sal La Rocca, double bass, Karl Jannuska/Manhu Roche, drums, Bob Franceschini, sax). This album is immediately a great public and critic success.
After establishing momentum with her US debut, « PIANO, piano, » and expanding her audience remarkably with several concert apperances in New York City (including Lincoln Center and an SRO performance at the 2007 IAJE conference), the gorgeous French diva Anna Ducros is back with her new offering, « Urban Tribe. » The disc unites her with major players on the NY scene – Ada Rovatti on Sax, Essiet Essiet on bass and Bruce Cox on drums and also the one of the best french piano player Olivier Hutman . Highlights include her bold intepretation of Beatles’ “Sexy Sadie,” and an assortment of delicious standards and love songs such as “You and the Night and the Music,” “Easy To Love” and the Otis Redding classic, “Dock of the Bay.
In October 2010 she releases her hommage to the great Ella Fitzgerald : “Ella…My Dear” with the CdeV WIND ORCHESTRA under the direction of Philippe LANGLET, at PLUS LOIN MUSIC distribution HARMONIA MUNDI. Anne Ducros evidently goes back to her roots with Ella… My Dear, a tribute to the great Ella Fitzgerald, a powerful and inspiring infuence since the beginning of her career to the extent that the critics have nicknamed her « the white Ella ». This project originates from the unique collaboration with the harmony orchestra « Coups de Vents Wind Orchestra » conducted by Philippe Langlet, an orchestra from Nord/Pas de Calais, Anne’s native region. An original and glamorous project reconnecting jazz tradition to people at large, in the spirit of Ella Fitzgerald’s elegance. In 2013, released under the label NAÏVE her 7th album «EITHER WAY… from Marilyn to ELLA» which met a huge public success and got great national and international press (Usa, Japan etc…) unanimous and dithyrambic. Although her experience with record labels has been long and sucessfull she wants to assume her artistic choices freely and fy with her own wings by creating her own ADLIB label. In August 2016, with the help of her production team, she decided to launch a crowdfunding at Kiss Kiss Bank Bank. Her audience responds with great enthusiasm to the invitation and 40,000 euros are collected in less than a month and a half, allowing to complete the fnancing plan of the ambitious album project with symphonic orchestra. On May 12, 2017 BROTHER BROTHER her 8th album, releases wonderfully arranged for her by the immense Italian composer/arranger Giuseppe Emmanuele. This tribute to his music-loving brother gone too early the previous year is a plea for the joy of living and mixes together the repertoires of pop, soul, jazz and french song icons from Sting to Yves Montant via Etta James, Stevie Wonder or Juliette Gréco.
Anne DUCROS has just fnished the recording of her next album (9th) SOMETHING which will be released in 28th February 2020, as a trio project with the prodigal guitarist Adrien MOIGNARD and Diégo IMBERT on the double bass.
On November 10th 2023, is released.her new and 10th album ANNE DUCROS FAIT SON CINÉMA. The repertoire comes out from the most famous soundtracks of french and international cinema, from « Calling you » to « Moulins de mon coeur » and surrounded by her long time friends and brilliant musicians, Benoit de Mesmay, Olivier Louvel, Gilles Coquard, Benjamin Henocq, Gilles Nicolas and many prestigious guests. la CIGALE, l’OLYMPIA, le TRIANON, BOBINO…

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