Beyond NY: Carla Bruni US Tour in February 2018

Beyond NY: Carla Bruni US Tour in February 2018

Songs from the new album French Touch performing in Alexandria, VA, Boston, MA and Los Angeles, CA

Carla Bruni new album French Touch USA tour February 2018
Carla Bruni / Image courtesy of Metropolitan Entertainment

Carla Bruni, a French singer-songwriter and a former first lady and ex-supermodel is bringing her latest collection of songs to concert halls in the US in February 2018. Her dreamy yet sultry singing style of the love chansons accompanied on guitar playing by Bruni herself is guaranteed to give a terrific music night for the concertgoers.

Carla Bruni Sarkozy (née Carla Gilberta Bruni Tedeschi) was born in 1967 in Turin, Italy and moved to France at the age of 7. Starting with the piano in school, she discovered a guitar when she was about 11 years old. Right there at the first group lesson, she realized that this is her instrument. Singing and playing guitar became her purpose in life.

Carla Bruni USA tour February 2018

She started her music career in 1997 before successfully modeling for the top couture houses in France. Her success in songwriting began when in 1999 she sent her lyrics to Julien Clerc. The songs were later included in his album Si j’étais elle . Bruni’s first personal disc Quelqu’un m’a dit was released in 2002. That followed by No Promises in 2007. She continued to record after her marriage to Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France in 2007-2012.Carla Bruni USA tour February 2018

Bruni’s third album Comme si de rien n’état  was published in 2008 and Little French Songs in 2012. A 4-year interval between the releases did not mean that she stopped her career in light of becoming the first lady of France. Carla Bruni USA tour February 2018 But even though she finished the work on the songs and the recordings by 2011, “it wasn’t considered appropriate to release it while she was First Lady” according to 2013 expose in Vanity Fair.

The latest album French Touch, released  by Verve in October 2017, is her fifth. She regained the pace of her performing and recording music career when her husband had lost the reelection in 2012 and the family had fully relocated from the Élysées Palace to a private residence on Right Bank. The songs included in this album are all her favorites from when “I was a teenager” as she confided in the interview to NPR’s Scott Simon.

Carla Bruni USA tour February 2018 An idea for Bruni to record English language pop and country classics was David Foster’s, an acclaimed music producer and a former chairman of Verve. The collection includes the covers that she knew by heart, so the whole project felt like a smooth sailing full of distant memories and charming reveries. In the interview with The New York Times, she reveals that its “her secret passion: singing classic rock, country and jazz standards in English”.

She has been including classic rock in her latest concert programs in Paris and on tours in Europe. However, her program at the NYC appearance in 2013 has featured primarily the songs from the newly released at that time Quelqu’un m’a dit album. All were in French or Italian delivered with the mastery, elegance, and simplicity.

Carla Bruni new album French Touch USA tour February 2018
Carla Bruni / Image courtesy of Metropolitan Entertainment

The upcoming concerts in February including one in New York City at The Town Hall will give her fans a chance to enjoy an unbelievable mix of familiar classics performed in subtly sexy voice making it even more chic with a hint of French accent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concert Dates and Discounted Tickets with the code TICKETS3:

Carla Bruni USA tour February 2018 album French TouchAlexandria, VA at Birchmere Music Hall on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Boston, MA at Berklee Performance Center on Thursday February 15, 2018

Los Angeles, CA at Orpheum Theatre on Wednesday, February 21, 2018


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Music in NYC: Carla Bruni Concert at The Town Hall in NYC

Music in NYC: Carla Bruni Concert at The Town Hall in NYC 

Returning to The Town Hall on February 16, 2018 with new program  

Carla Bruni USA tour February 2018 album French Touch
Carla Bruni / Image courtesy of Metropolitan Entertainment

Carla Bruni, a French singer-songwriter and a former first lady and ex-supermodel is bringing her latest collection of songs to concert halls in the US in February 2018. Her dreamy yet sultry singing style of the love chansons accompanied on guitar playing by Bruni herself is guaranteed to give a terrific music night for the concertgoers.

Carla Bruni Sarkozy (née Carla Gilberta Bruni Tedeschi) was born in 1967 in Turin, Italy and moved to France at the age of 7. Starting with the piano in school, she discovered a guitar when she was about 11 years old. Right there at the first group lesson, she realized that this is her instrument. Singing and playing guitar became her purpose in life.

Carla Bruni USA tour February 2018

She started her music career in 1997 before successfully modeling for the top couture houses in France. Her success in songwriting began when in 1999 she sent her lyrics to Julien Clerc. The songs were later included in his album Si j’étais elle . Bruni’s first personal disc Quelqu’un m’a dit was released in 2002. That followed by No Promises in 2007. She continued to record after her marriage to Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France in 2007-2012.Carla Bruni USA tour February 2018

Bruni’s third album Comme si de rien n’état  was published in 2008 and Little French Songs in 2012. A 4-year interval between the releases did not mean that she stopped her career in light of becoming the first lady of France. Carla Bruni USA tour February 2018 But even though she finished the work on the songs and the recordings by 2011, “it wasn’t considered appropriate to release it while she was First Lady” according to 2013 expose in Vanity Fair.

The latest album French Touch, released  by Verve in October 2017, is her fifth. She regained the pace of her performing and recording music career when her husband had lost the reelection in 2012 and the family had fully relocated from the Élysées Palace to a private residence on Right Bank. The songs included in this album are all her favorites from when “I was a teenager” as she confided in the interview to NPR’s Scott Simon.

Carla Bruni USA tour February 2018 An idea for Bruni to record English language pop and country classics was David Foster’s, an acclaimed music producer and a former chairman of Verve. The collection includes the covers that she knew by heart, so the whole project felt like a smooth sailing full of distant memories and charming reveries. In the interview with The New York Times, she reveals that its “her secret passion: singing classic rock, country and jazz standards in English”.

Carla Bruni USA tour February 2018 album French Touch
Carla Bruni / Image courtesy of Metropolitan Entertainment

She has been including classic rock in her latest concert programs in Paris and on tours in Europe. However, her program at the NYC appearance in 2013 has featured primarily the songs from the newly released at that time Quelqu’un m’a dit album. All were in French or Italian delivered with the mastery, elegance, and simplicity.

The upcoming concert in February in NYC will give her fans a chance to enjoy an unbelievable mix of familiar classics performed in subtly sexy voice making it even more chic with a hint of French accent.

 

 

 

 

Carla Bruni USA tour February 2018 album French Touch

Concert Dates and Discounted Tickets with the code TICKETS3:

 

New York City at The Town Hall on Friday, February 16, 2018

 

Venue: The Town Hall, 123 W 43rd Str, NY, NY

Nightlife in NYC: Music nights with Mark Berman and Friends

Nightlife in NYC: Music nights with Mark Berman and Friends

Unforgettable music nights with Mark Berman at Pangea Club: Next event is on December 4, 2017

jazz club East Village NYC Pangea piano Mark Berman
Mark Berman; photo credit Sandrine Lee

Gentle strokes of piano keys, sensible and precise bass section, intimate atmosphere of a downtown music club are what you will find at Pangea on the music nights with Mark Berman. The master at the piano will fill the room with the first-rate jazz that might remind you a dreamy Paris café somewhere close to Sorbonne with the young and the old mixing together for a night of musical delicacies over tasty drinks. The welcoming setting of the club may even inspire you to take a turn at the mic as the night key feature is an open mic in a warm company of friends. Singers who are planning to use sheet music are asked to bring two copies with you for Mark and his friends.

jazz club East Village NYC Pangea piano Mark Berman
Mark Berman; photo credit Sandrine Lee

Berman, a well-known pianist, composer and arranger, has performed and recorded with who’s who of jazz, pop and rock from Aretha Franklin to Wycliffe Gordon and many others. He has written and produced music for television and film including Sex in the City, Nurse Jackie and more. Berman has also been a powerful presence on Broadway, where he has conducted orchestras for Rent, Smokey Joe’s Cafe and Blood Brothers, and played lead piano/keyboards on Bullets Over Broadway, The Boy from Oz and many other popular plays. He is a graduate of Hartt School of Music.

Pangea, located in the heart of East Village in NYC, is truly a downtown oasis of great music, good food, and tasty drinks.

You can reserve your seats for the night here or pay at the doors.

Venue: Pangea Club, 178 2nd Ave, New York, NY

Dates: First Monday of the month; next event is on December 4, 2017