Biography


 Jazzsinger Chantal Marchand made her first steps in music at age fourteen with solfege and piano classes. She looks back very fondly at her time following classic music lessons at the conservatory in Ostend.

 

It’s only after several years that she really discovered jazz music, which would go on to become her real passion. She made her first steps into jazz music taking classes with Eef van Acker a

nd Merel Cappaert.

Every year, she’s been developing her voice through the help of the ‘Halewyn stichting' in Dworp, ‘Jazz in vert’ in Wépion and at the ‘Académie d'éte'’ in Libramont.

During these classes she was schooled by:
Kristina Fuchs, Gloria Cooper, Justin Binek, Peter Eldridge, David Eskenazy, Rachel Gould, Chrystel Wautier and Natasha Roth, among others.

She also took classes with Anne Ducros in Paris.

The past two years she’s been taking classes with Henk de Laat.

In 2010, Chantal recorded an album with her band ‘Just Friends’ called ‘Since You Went Away’. It was produced by Jamal Thomas (longtime percussionist with ‘Maceo Parker’)

 

She loves jamming away in Belgium’s many jazz bars and she regularly features at ‘Singersnight by Sounds’ in Elsene.


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