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54 Below

A Nonprofit Cabaret Venue

A Musical Tribute to the French Spirit

In this show scheduled to coincide with Bastille Day celebrations around the world, Floanne performs the songs that have made Paris an international beacon of liberty and a touchstone for artists and lovers around the world.  Floanne’s special artistry brings alive the timeless standards of French chansons first sung by Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Brigitte Bardot, Yves Montand, Jacques Brel, Françoise Hardy, Joe Dassin, Yves Duteil, but also Victor Hugo, Jean Anouilh and Michel Legrand.  Backed by her band of New York Jazz innovators: pianist Jon Weber and Jay Leonhart on bass, Floanne weaves a spell of universal emotions, full of charm, excitement, love, heartache, solitude and defiance.

The proceeds from the performance will benefit Strength to Strength, a non-for-profit organization that supports the survivors of terrorism internationally.

Floanne is a songstress who brings a modern twist to vintage tunes.  Whether performing at Feinstein’s/54 Below or at other NYC venues like Joe’s Pub, Symphony Space, The Standard Hotel, “Sleep No More,” Bryant Park and MoMA, French-born and New York-based Floanne has coined her own musical take on the French standards, adding soupçons of theatre, dance and opera.  As an actress (Flo Ankah), she has appeared in films opposite Helen Hunt, Jason Schwartzman, Jonathan Pryce, and voiced roles in Woody Allen’s “Magic in the Moonlight” and Israel Horovitz’s “My Old Lady.” She also starred in the musical “Loving the Silent Tears” alongside Jody Watley, Jon Secada and Liz Callaway at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium.

“An excellent performer, with a voice that knows no bounds and a superlative command of her own charm, presence and sensuality” –On Stage
“The last time I felt shivers down my spine was at Floanne’s concert. Her voice is very unique with a ‘je ne sais quoi’ hypnotizing effect.”  –She is French

Past Performances

  • Sat, Jul 16 :9:30 pm
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