Multi-talented musician performs Oct. 12

Multi-talented musician performs Oct. 12Jessica Fichot (center) pictured with members of her ensemble (from left) Ippei Ichimaru, Mike Bjella and Adrien Prévost. — Courtesy photo

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Maturango Museum will host Los Angeles-based Chanteus-songwriter Jessica Fichot on Friday, Oct. 12, from 7-9 p.m.

She will be performing vocals, accordion and toy piano, along with Mike Bjella (clarinet, sax), Adrien Prévost (guitar), Ippei Ichimaru (upright bass).

“Fichot draws from her multi-ethnic French-Chinese-American heritage to create an intoxicating multilingual fusion of French chanson, 1940s Shanghai jazz, gypsy swing and international folk, taking the listener on a journey into the wildernes of imagination,” said a spokesperson.

With three albums under her belt, Jessica has performed for audiences around the world — including at concert halls, festivals and clubs in China, Mexico, Canada and across the US and western Europe.

“Featuring scorching performances from her bandmates on clarinet-sax, upright bass and guitar, as well as her own beautiful, clear vocals in French, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and English, Fichot’s music is truly a dazzling trans-world journey,” said a spokesperson.

L.A. Times has praised credited her for bringing an “art-song sensibility to delightfully catchy tunes,” while L.A. Weekly calls her “enchantingly original.”

Tickets, available for $20 general admission and $5 for children 12 and younger, are available online at maturango.org or in the museum gift shop.

The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information visit www.jessicasongs.com.

Story First Published: 2018-09-21