'Magdalena’s sultry singing transformed us back to the smoky cafes of Paris in the 60’s. She has the vocal richness of Piaf.' *
French Chanson and Jazz
Parisian chic comes to you as Magdalena Atkinson and Philip Clouts perform a varied programme of French Chansons and Jazz standards.
We are bringing our passions and talents to uplift and touch the emotions of our listeners.
Jazz duo Magdalena Atkinson and Philip Clouts are performing with success since 2014 across South England, including Bridport Arts Centre, Marine Theatre, Honiton’s Beehive and French Twinning and Circles groups.
We specialise in French Chansons and Jazz standards, bringing our passions and talents to uplift and touch the emotions of our listeners. Our music can be enjoyed on its own, supported by stories about the origins of the songs and its artists or can be a perfect addition to the drinks reception or a sit-down party.
We are available for concerts, parties and weddings throughout the UK. Please contact Magdalena for info and bookings.
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* Review in the page title is from Pat Sale, Dorset Twinning Associations
Chansons have become the ideal way for Magdalena to communicate her love of singing and French language and culture.
Magdalena’s journey with chansons started in her childhood, when her family spent three years in French-speaking Algeria. She was immersed in the language and was deeply touched by the songs she heard on the radio.
Later, she studied music to master’s level at university and was inspired by classes with the renowned soprano Evelyn Tubb and countertenor Kai Wessel.
Combining her singing with her lifelong study of French language and culture, chansons have become the ideal way for her to communicate her love of both.
Philip Clouts is the perfect accompanist for this project, being a composer and pianist both in his own quartet and also in Zubop – 'that spirited, hugely enjoyable jazz outfit, which takes the whole world of music as its home territory' (The Observer).