Véronneau is a Washington DC based, acoustic, song-focused group playing Bossa Nova, retro Swing, Gypsy Jazz and much more. Equally at home in an intimate jazz club, world music or folk festival, Véronneau are audience favorites performing in English, French, Portugese and Spanish. Lynn Véronneau lights up the stage, engaging the audience with her vocal interpretations. The acoustic guitars of Ken Avis and David Rosenblatt and percussion of Pete Walby provide the rhythm, harmony and energy to propel the music from Brazilian samba, to French chanson to standards of The American Songbook.
Together they bring fluidity and playfulness to the tunes. The multi-national band performs music inspired by jazz from around the world. Pieces such as "Blue Skies," "La Mer," and "Like the Gentle Rain” reflect their distinctive original sound, authentic but never conventional. Véronneau's first album release Joie de Vivre (Joy of Living) is sure to thrill.
Véronneau formed in 2010 and performed over 50 shows in their first 12 months at clubs concerts and festivals. The band continues to pack a monthly gig at Washington DC's fabulous Bistrot Lepic! Véronneau toured in the US, Canada and UK in 2011.
Canadian jazz critic and audiophile Jordan Richardson commented on the new recording, "The album is a cultural compendium of musical styles surrounding an astonishing voice - an exciting offering for those thirsting for something unique and beautiful."
Véronneau was honored with nominations for three Wammie Awards - Best Jazz Group, Best Jazz Vocals and Best Newcomers Awards. Thanks to the Washington Area Music Association and congratulations to all nominees.
In June 2011 the album rose to No. 9 in Jazz Week's World Music category. It's in the Top 10 of a growing number of North American stations. It's also getting spins in the UK where we toured in July and broadcast a live performance on BBC Radio.
"Beautiful...I love the style. I love the acoustic sound." Sally Nader, BBC Radio Lancashire - July 2011.
The debut CD Joie de Vivre is available from Amazon, iTunes and cdbaby!