With Little Secret, the young woman who had landed on the festival stage in Montreal in 2006, such a bomb from a height of twelve, performing the songs of Ella Fitzgerald, emancipated by offering an album at the intersection of jazz original, of sixties soul and some pop, sip California sun. Underpinned images retro charm, the disc is produced in a modern way (benefiting from the advice of Quincy Jones, his mentor, manager and co-executive producer) to the point that it is sometimes difficult to determine what time date songs. The singer manages to blend perfectly pop-song structures and big brass band, festive rhythms and harmonies of great delicacy, catchy melodies and solos scats.
Nikki Yanofsky is a Montreal-based talent whose phenomenal voice and jazz style made her an international success at age 15. Yanofsky was born February 8, 1994; her talent was apparent from an early age, and her love for theater made her a natural performer. In 2006, the then 12-year-old Yanofsky became the youngest artist to ever headline her own show at the Montreal Jazz Festival, selling out numerous times and performing for crowds of over 100,000. She made her recording debut in 2007 on the Ella Fitzgerald tribute album We All Love Ella…
Zaz, the internationally acclaimed, multi-million selling chanteuse takes on the most iconic songs about Paris with a little help from legendary producer Quincy Jones. This new studio album includes duets with Charles Aznavour, Nikki Yanofsky and Thomas Dutronc. Over the last four years, she has been one of France's top-selling artists worldwide. Fans in over 50 countries have snapped up over 3 million copies of her first two albums. She has enjoyed international success marked by many achievements, including a Felix (ADISQ) in Canada, a Victoire de la Musique Award in France and a European Border Breaker Award. "Paris Sera Toujours Paris", the first single from her forthcoming third album, emphasizes the link between the Paris of yesteryear and the same city of today.
Jazz Loves Disney was recorded between Paris, London and Los Angeles by a dream cast. It is incredibly coherent, as if all participants had agreed to pay a rightful tribute to the most beautiful and symbolic tunes of Walt Disneys magic world, as if nothing was too good for the stars when they revisited the classics and the sweet childhood memories connected to them. This is the ultimate proof of the impact Disney has had on generations of jazz musicians, including the ones taking part in Jazz Loves Disney.