4759c NE Fremont
Portland, Oregon 97213

Zéphyr (zay-feer), formerly known as Tourbillon, features the vocal talents of Lisa Grimm, local French teacher and francophile. Along with the talented Thomas Niebrzydowski on guitar, Jesse Engum on bass, and Joe Root on accordion & keyboards.
Zéphyr specializes in uniquely French cabaret & jazz music. Their repertoire includes popular tunes in the style of chanson française, bal-musette, love songs circa 1940-1970 as well as original compositions. Recall the sounds of Edith Piaf, Serge Gainsbourg, Françoise Hardy, Brigitte Bardot, among others. Imagine a summer beach vacation and then having to leave it-au revoir-for the rainy streets of Paris.
Remember the little neighborhood we used to know,in Saint-Germain des Près, and how it will never be the same without you, or the ghost of lovers dancing, with light and love in their eyes. Or how about that driving tune that you just can’t get out of your head? Padam! It obsesses you, reminding you of all things forgotten. Do dead loves ever finish dying? How about dancing the Javanaise, as we love each other for the time of a song? L’amour. La danse. La musique.
Each song tells a story, and Zéphyr creates a loungy sway, a decadent, relaxing soundlandscape incorporating gypsy, swing and bossa nova influences into their guitar-bassaccordian- piano-flute and French vocal combination.


Official Website: http://vinideus.blogspot.com/

Added by freedomwine on March 10, 2009