Isabelle Geffroy (born 1 May 1980 in Tours), is better known as Zaz. She is a French singer who mixes jazzy styles with French variety and soul. Her hit “Je veux”, taken from her debut album Zaz (released on May 10, 2010), is her most well-known. Her mother was a Spanish teacher and her father worked at an electric company. She entered Conservatoire a rayonnement rĂ©gional de Tours in 1985 with her brother and sister. They attended courses from five to eleven years old. She studied music theory, specifically the guitar, violin and choral singing. She moved to Bordeaux in 1994. She took singing lessons in 1995 and spent a year playing sports in Bordeaux. She also studied kung fu under a professional coach. She was awarded a scholarship by the regional council in 2000. This allowed her to enroll at the CIAM of Bordeaux (Centre for Information and Musical Activities). She was influenced by ‘Four Seasons” by Vivaldi and jazz singers like Ella Fitzgerald. She moved to Paris in 2006. She began her singing career with the blues band “Fifty Fingers” in 2001. She sang in Angouleme’s jazz quintets and in other musical groups. [4] She was one of the singers in Izar-Adatz, Basque for “Shooting Star”) which consisted 16 people. They toured extensively for two years, particularly in the Midi-Pyrenees. She was a chorister in Toulouse’s studio and sang with many singers, including Maeso and Art Mengo, Vladimir Max and Jean-Pierre Mader. Telerama, a French magazine, announced that Zaz was a sacred voice and would be the “Revelation of the Summer” in May 2010. Zaz released her debut album on May 10, 2010. It contains songs she wrote (“Trop sensible”) and co-composed (“Les passants”, “Le long de la route”, “Prends garde a ta langue”, “J’aime a nouveau”, “Ni oui ni non”). Kerredine Soltani produced and composed the hit song “Je veux”, as well as the album’s label “Play On”. Raphael Haroche, a pop singer, wrote the songs “Eblouiepar la nuit”, Port Coton and “La fee”. She signed a contract with Caramba in 2010 for her tour with publisher Sony ATV. She was invited to appear on several television programs (such as Taratata and Chabada), and she was also featured on several radio programs. Zaz then toured France, including Paris, La Rochelle and Montauban, Saint-Ouen Chateauroux, Landerneau and Fecamp at the Francofolies of Montreal, Monthey (Switzerland), Brussels, Berlin, Milan, and Milan. Zaz was the top-charting artist in Austria, Switzerland, and Belgium this autumn. Matthieu Baligand is her manager and producer at Caramba Entertainment. He explained to Liberation that “we talk a lot about her right now, and people are waiting for her at the turn… It seems more practical to tour her first fifty places, despite the high demand. This will make her more credible. Zaz is an intuitive, popular artist who is well-versed in music and can sing. But, putting on a good show is another . Zaz’s debut album was certified double platinum in November 2010. She was also awarded the Academy Charles Cros “Revelation Song” award. Zaz was also awarded the European Border Breaker Awards. She was the French artist who was most widely travelled in 2010. L’Internaute published a survey that found Zaz to be the most loved French singer. She joined the charity group Les Enfoires in 2011. from

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