Cofounder, frontwoman, general instigator of The Hot Sardines.
At the end of the aughts, when I was a corporate cubicle dweller by day and music fan by night, I started a jazz band with a pianist (Evan Palazzo) I met via Craigslist. We've now recorded albums on Universal Music Classics/Decca Records and play about 100 shows a year internationally.
Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
I co-founded NYC's culture newsletter the skint; it's been called "the site I rely on to map out my leisure time" by the New York Times. I’ve created, produced and curated culture content for brands like Bravo and NBC Digital, and I’ve interviewed and profiled dozens of musicians and other artists of all stripes, fascinated by what makes them tick. I ate the New England coast end to end, interviewing lobstermen, fry cooks and others to write a book about seafood. I started the travel magazine Wish You Were Here with MUG's Charlie Suisman, a project I love that got set aside to play music.
I'm French by birth, Torontonian by lineage, and a New Yorker by nature. I studied film at Brock and media at the London School of Economics. Today I'm probably on tour, at home in Brooklyn or back at the mothership in France.
Main photo by Michael Wiensczyk.
For her 100th, I wrote about hearing Ella Fitzgerald sing for the first time, and the one thing she has that most other (female) performers don't. (And collaborated with my mother, who created a painting of Ella for the piece). Read
My song "Meet Me at the Bottom of the Bottle" opens Manhattan Romance with Gaby Hoffman and Katherine Waterston (directed by Tom O'Brien), and I'm singing with my friend Bob Parins on "Sweet Pea" in the wedding scene. (Plus Bob's music is all over the movie and it's great.) Watch trailer