Two for Tuesday: Veronneau

Today, you get to learn of this group about the same time I did. I heard them this afternoon on Pandora, and just had to look them up.

Lynn Veronneau is a French-Canadian vocalist who recorded an album of standards, Something Cool (sorry, it looks like the link is dead), a collection of standards, pop, and blues, in 2010. (I think my parents had an album of the same name by June Christy many years ago). She met her husband, guitarist Ken Avis, in Switzerland, and they played in Europe until eventually relocating to the Washington, DC area. There they met guitarist David Rosenblatt and drummer Pete Walby to form the quartet. They perform primarily in the Washington area, at least they will this year according to the schedule posted on their website. They have two albums as a group, 2011’s Joie de Vivre – Joy of Living and 2012’s Jazz Samba Project, which commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of Jazz Samba by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd.

These two selections were taken from their YouTube page. The first is “La Mer,” better known as “Beyond the Sea,” from Joie De Vivre. This was recorded at Bistrot Lepic in Georgetown in 2011.

The second selection is the Beatles tune from Revolver, “For No One.” This was recorded at the same show in 2011 and is also from Joie De Vivre.

Veronneau, your Two for Tuesday, June 3, 2014.