Vocalist Christelle Durandy’s range as an artist transcends borders. She combines a collection of colors with a vast spectrum of Jazz, Latin, Caribbean and Soul influences. Christelle Durandy is committed to lyricism and musicality; her love for words and languages rhythmic concepts rings with authenticity.
The new project Christelle Durandy Cinq TêTeS, is a unique mosaic that draws upon a rich variety of material, showcasing her songwriting and composing proficiency. Christelle also heads Dos Cabezas, a duet with pianist Nicki Denner.
Preserving her jazz stylings, Christelle brings her talent to diverse projects. She has been featured on Paul Carlon Octet, Max Pollak ‘RumbaTap’, the all-female Latin collective CoCoMaMa, Chiemi Nakai ‘Sabrosongo’ and Vocalenssia, a potent vocal combination with singer Sofia Tosello in which Christelle exhibits her talent as both a performer and arranger. Her singing and hand-drumming have graced the bandstands with Edward Perez, Paula West and George Mesterhaze quartet, Carlos “El Bola” Betancourt, Nicki Denner septet, Bujo Kevin Jones, Jo Benotti, Barbaro Teuntor Garcia, Mayra Casales, Company Erebe-Kouliballets, Baptiste Trotignon, Yvan Montoya y Son del Fuego, Pepe Vasquez, just to name a few. Christelle has emerged as a stunningly impressive, charismatic performer; she has continually garnered critical praise for her passionate live performances and mesmerized audiences worldwide.