Tatiana Eva-Marie, French singer for Bastille Day
Avalon Jazz Band was a special guest at the French Embassy in Washington for July 14th, the French National Day, also known as “Bastille Day”. There were over 2000 people invited and chefs from the most prestigious area restaurants offered a buffet of mouth-watering creations: macarons, pâtés, fromages… it was fabulous! A feast worthy of François Vatel. Many people were dancing and it was a lovely event. We performed only French jazz this time, playing timeless classics that the Americans in the audience recognized, and some covers of Jean Sablon, Charles Trenet and Yves Montand which the French audience was suprised and delighted to hear. The Ambassador François Delattre gave a beautiful and inspiring speach, followed of course by la Marseillaise… and champagne! Tatiana Eva-Marie wore her now famous dress and looked like a creature from the past. She was all teary-eyed when the national anthem was played, and dreamt of her bohemian adolescence in Paris. Vive la France!
To read the Ambassador’s speach on Bastille Day, follow this link: http://fr.ambafrance-us.org/spip.php?article3678