When I was kid I had to look up the word â€˜chanteuseâ€™ for a class project and was rather disappointed that it meant â€˜a female singerâ€™ I felt it sounded far more superior to mean just that.
Iâ€™ve therefore always considered the word pretentious and have been doubtful whenever a singerâ€™s been referred to as a â€˜chanteuseâ€™ – I take it as code for â€œsheâ€™s nothing special so weâ€™re using fancy French words to make you think sheâ€™s greatâ€.
I saw Alita Dupray perform at Caponeâ€™s on Saturday night and was pleasantly surprised.
Most of the write-ups on Alita Dupray referred to her as a â€œyoung chanteuseâ€, that coupled with the fact that Iâ€™m not a big jazz fan I figured my Saturday night wasnâ€™t going to be anything special but I had to eat and Caponeâ€™s is always fun.
We arrived right before the start of her first set and had front seats; I didnâ€™t necessarily consider this a good thing initially, things could turn very miserable if I didnâ€™t like the performance.
Thankfully, Alita and her band were amazing! Iâ€™m surprised Iâ€™d never heard of her before.
She has a smooth sultry voice and her routine is quite captivating, her music is a combination of blues and jazz. She had a relaxed infectious energy about her and a sexy confident air thatâ€™s evocative of different era â€“ I imagined a Speakeasy.
The food wasnâ€™t bad, I just wish the menu had more fresh seasonal offerings but the great music more than made up for it.
I canâ€™t wait to see Alita and her band again!
Thanks for introducing me to someone as divine as Alita, I'm enjoying her singing.27 May, 2009 at 1:31 am
You're welcome Viearn, I'm glad you like her singing too, she really is amazing.27 May, 2009 at 1:37 pm
You're welcome Viearn, I'm glad you like her singing too, she really is amazing.27 May, 2009 at 5:37 pm