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May 08, 2016 | Post by: valerieghent No Comments

Valerie Ghent Live at mOOm – 8 Mai 2016

Valerie Ghent Live at mOOm Dimanche 8 Mai 2016 22h with: Pierre Sibille (keys/harmonica/vocals), Jérôme Buigues (guitar/vocals), François Gomez (bass), Philippe Jardin (drums) & special guest Mano Korani Camera (vocals) Featuring songs from Val’s upcoming new album: Velours mOOm 56 Promenade Général Charles de Gaulle, Six Fours See you there!

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May 07, 2016 | Post by: valerieghent No Comments

Master Class in France

Just taught my first Master Class in France, an absolutely wonderful experience! Thanks to an invitation by DivinGospel Music and L’Atelier Gospel, in cooperation with Chalet de la Voix, on April 30, 2016 I spent a fabulous afternoon with vocal students in France. In addition to singing with everyone, it

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Mar 22, 2015 | Post by: valerieghent No Comments

New Video from Venice! Beating In My Heart

Am thrilled to share my newest video, filmed in Venice! Come with me to Venice and fall in love all over again…. make sure to watch till the very end panels to get the full story!  An intimate, romantic love song,   Valerie discovers long-lost family roots in the magical

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Nov 07, 2014 | Post by: valerieghent No Comments

Valerie Ghent in Paris :: Chez Papa Jazz Club :: 21 Nov 2014

Am delighted to return to Jazz Club Chez Papa this month!  This magical, atmospheric venue – located in Saint Germain des Prés, the 6th arrondissement of Paris and the very heart of the Latin Quarter – preserves the feel of intimate jazz clubs as they existed in Paris decades ago,

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Apr 12, 2014 | Post by: valerieghent No Comments

French Tour 2014

Vive la France! Am delighted that our upcoming tour dates in France are finalized: 23 May    Paris             Chez Papa 31 May    Le Pradet     L’Essentiel 1 June     Six Fours      Le Moom 7 June     Hyères          Camion BLUES’UP I’ll be performing w/ my funky French band: Pierre Sibille (harmonica, keys, vocals),

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Apr 03, 2014 | Post by: valerieghent No Comments

French CD Release: “Buddy” on BLUESUP #2 Compilation

Exciting news! A new version of my song “Buddy” is now available on the French CD release, BLUES’UP #2, released by BluesUp Independent. This version has HORNS!! Have a listen: How “Buddy w/ horns” came to be: At the CD release party for my Day to Day Dream CD, trumpet

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Dec 28, 2013 | Post by: valerieghent 2 Comments

Jacques Demêtre: discovering a blues historian in the family

Jacques Demêtre is one of France’s noted historians of American blues and gospel music. For decades he wrote a column for the French magazine, Jazz Hot. In addition, Jacques wrote liner notes for blues and gospel releases, photographed blues musicians and wrote for the French soul/blues magazine Soul Bag, the

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May 13, 2013 | Post by: valerieghent 2 Comments

NEW LIVE VIDEO from France!

Our concerts on the Cote d’Azur earlier this month were outstanding! Thrilled to play with world-class musicians Pierre Sibille (keys/harmonica/vocals), Franck Taieb (drums) & Jermone Buigues (bass/guitar). We had a fab 90-minute set at the uber-cool venue Le Moom in Six-Fours-les-Plages, got people dancing & singing along, and to top

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Jun 08, 2012 | Post by: valerieghent No Comments

Singing in a Beijing Park

Today I learned my first Chinese folk song, in the park where we train ba gua zhang every day with Master Gao Ji Wu. We were introduced to this particular student of Master Gao’s when we first started training here – and Master Gao made a point to tell us

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May 29, 2012 | Post by: valerieghent 1 Comments

Arrived in Beijing – Temple of Heaven

We arrived in Beijing safe and sound, after a stopover in Detroit airport. Already primed with delicious baozi (small steamed buns) and hun dun (wonton soup) we also found the local supermarket, which is filled with all kinds of delicacies you won’t find in NYC. Also visited the Temple of

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