News

• Friday August 18th, 2017: Upcoming tours! We have a few tours coming up, starting with a short trip to Arizona next week-end, then southern Oregon & northern Cali the following week. As always, please see my full list of concerts here

• Thursday June 27th, 2017: LA Times & summer shows I am very proud to have received coverage in the LA Times yesterday, in anticipation of my upcoming concert on Sun July 2nd at the Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park Though I won’t be going on tour until the Fall, I will also be playing some other fun outdoor concerts in LA this summer - including LA Arboretum on F Aug 4th and Jazz on the Lawn in Santa Monica on Sun Aug 20th

• Thursday March 9th, 2017: New Instagram page After years of thinking about it and years after everyone else, I’ve finally created an Instagram page. I’ll be posting some photos of shows, but also more casual photos of my dog, my recording sessions, my travels and some video games in progress :)

• Thursday February 9th, 2017: Composing the music for point-and-click adventure video game Growbot! I’m so proud and excited to be working on the music for Growbot, a beautiful point and click adventure video game (coming out in 2018.) Created by illustrator and game creator Lisa Evans, this is the kind of video game I play in my spare time (point and click adventure), as it features a strong story, quirky characters - all set in an inviting, magical world. Check out some of the music I’ve written so far on Spotify and the game intro on youtube and follow the Growbot Facebook page to stay updated on the progress of the game. And as a reminder, my website specifically created for video game audio is www.jessicaaudio.com

• Tuesday January 31st, 2017: United Nations Compilation Album: “Music to Inspire” Artists UNited Against Human Trafficking I'm very proud that my song "Berceuse Bancale" is part of a very special triple disc compilation album destined to raise awareness and funds to fight human trafficking. A project led by Sammy Chand from Rukus Avenue, the album features artists such as Anoushka Shankar, Garbage, Joss Stone, A.R. Rahman and more - all of whom hope to make a social statement against the various forms of slavery. All proceeds will go to the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund. You can purchase the album on iTunes or Amazon or listen to the tracks on Spotify or google play.

• Thursday December 8th, 2016: Now working with MLAM (Marian Liebowitz Artist Management)! I'm very excited to announce that my band just joined MLAM (Marian Liebowitz Artist Management)'s wonderful roster of touring musicians. I'm excited to have representation for booking shows, and I look forward to many travels in the next year

• Wednesday December 7th, 2016: New Video Game Audio Website It’s still a work in progress, but I created a new website to focus on my work on music and SFX for video games: www.jessicaaudio.com. I am still gaining experience in the field, but I am very excited about the indie projects I’ve been working on so far, and am looking forward to more in the near future ;)

• Wednesday September 14th, 2016: Fall projects My band just played our last out-of-town performance of the summer at a truly beautiful venue in Lake Tahoe. This summer has been relatively busy performance-wise and I don’t plan to travel for performances in the Fall, but I’m excited to work on my new adventure: creating sound effects and composing music for video games. I’m currently working on two independent video games, and will be posting links as soon as the games are released later this year.

• Saturday June 15th, 2016: Video Game Audio Demo Reel Just finally posted my short Video Game Audio Demo Reel, including gameplay of 5 games I created music & sound effects for (mostly as part of class projects.) Most of the games on the reel are Unity demo games, or existing commercial games for which I replaced the audio. I'll update my demo reel as I work on more projects, and I'm also working on building a website specifically for video game audio work.

• Sunday May 15th, 2016: Celebrate Brooklyn I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be performing at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! on Bastille Day (July 14th) this summer, opening for “Triplets of Belleville with live score by composer Benoit Charest and his orchestra! Not only do I love that movie, but I really look forward to perform this fun summer festival. This may be the biggest concert a relatively-unknown French singer living in L.A. could hope for in the New York area ;)

• Tuesday May 10th, 2016: West Coast Tour As I am finishing up another 14 children songs (making it about 25 composed so far this year!), I am also getting ready for another tour of the west coast - which will take the band to Portland OR (Sun May 22nd), Ashland OR (W May 25th), San Francisco CA (Th May 26th), San Luis Obispo CA (F May 27th) and Santa Barbara (Sat May 28th). You can check out the schedule here.

• Thursday March 17th, 2016: Updates for 2016 :) The beginning of 2016 has been focused more on composing than performing for me, as I finished a dozen children’s songs for an educational program, and worked on some video game music (more updates on that soon.) I’m also designing a website specifically for my video game material, which should go live soon. Also I do have a few tours coming up: next month in the east coast (DC, Philadelphia PA, New York NY, Boston MA and Portland ME) and the following month on the west coast. You can check out the schedule here.

• Tuesday October 13th, 2015: Video Game Audio I truly had a great time touring this summer, and performing at the Lotus Festival last month, where the band got a chance to meet amazing musicians from around the world. This Fall will be relatively quiet in terms of touring (though I will be performing in L.A.), but I will back on the road in the Spring. In the meantime, I’ve been busy learning about video game audio (composing, sound design and audio implementation.) I’ll be posting my first video game demo reel online soon :)

• Friday August 21st, 2015: New live video When on tour in Crested Butte CO (after performing at the Crested Butte Music Festival, the band got a chance to record a live video with some beautiful Colorado scenery in the background. The vibrant colors of Colorado almost makes it look like it's shot on green screen - but I assure you it’s not ;) We filmed this with a single iPhone and recorded with my portable recorder (Zoom 5.) You can check it out here.

• Saturday July 15th, 2015: Summer tours After a couple of shows in L.A. (at the L.A. Arboretum and Annenberg Beach House), I will be going on the road again for two short tours: first in the Southwest/Colorado and then in northern California. Check out the schedule here.

• Saturday June 15th, 2015: Back in Shanghai I’m back in Shanghai for the next 2 weeks. Check out my show schedule here. I’ll be performing mostly in Shanghai, with one show in Hangzhou ;)

• Tuesday May 12th, 2015: Happy Campers The ESL program I wrote 14 songs for last year, "Happy Campers", has been published and is currently distributed across Latin and South America. The series (books and the accompanying CDs) has 7 different levels and is aimed at teaching English as a second language to primary school children. In this photo, I am posing with copies of "Happy Campers" as well as other educational programs I wrote songs for in the past.

• Saturday March 21st, 2015: Unkovr website My music is being featured today on Unkovr , a website curated by top music industry professionals. Click on the link to rate the music and share the page.

• Friday March 20th, 2015: My song “Le Secret” is featured in the indie movie “Growing Up and Other Lies”! The movie, featuring Adam Brody, Amber Tamblyn and Wyatt Cenac and directed by Darren Grodsky & Danny Jacobs, is coming out today in selected theaters and video on demand. You can can watch the trailer on youtube. or buy it on Amazon.

• Thursday February 19th, 2015: Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快乐!羊年好运来!. Here is my version of 恭喜恭喜Gong Xi Gong Xi , also know as the Chinese New Year Song, performed with my friend Ewan Chung. This song, written by 陳歌辛 (Chen Gexin) in 1945, was originally written to celebrate the liberation of China from the Japanese after WWII, but is now widely known in China as a New Year song. The title has been translated to "Congratulations" or "Wishing You Happiness and Prosperity". I’ll be performing this song and many others this week-end in Chinatown L.A. as part of the Chinese New Year Festival.

• Monday February 16th, 2015: Free festivals! It’s been a good time for free festivals in L.A. I got a chance to perform at the historic “Million Dollar Theater” a couple of weeks ago, and I will be part of the annual Chinese New Year celebration this week-end in Chinatown L.A. Also, I edited a couple more performance video from my show at Curve Line Space: 春之颂 (Ode to Spring) and 风雨中的摇篮歌 (Wind and Rain Lullaby)

• Wednesday January 14th, 2015: Happy New Year! I’ve been playing around with Final Cut Pro and edited a first performance video from my show at Curve Line Space: 蔓莉 Manli (live at Curve Line Space 11-20-14) with Antoine Salem (guitar), Matias Alvear (upright), Scott Seiver (drums), Jessica Fichot (vocals/accordion), Brian Carmody (drums), Sylvain Carton (clarinet)

• Saturday November 22nd: My song "Le Grenier" was used in a really cool ad for Sonos. Check it out the video on youtube.

• Thursday November 20th, 2014: My new EP "Dear Shanghai" is now available! The EP release show will be tonight in L.A and I'm really excited about it. There was a great review of the record in the LA Weekly (click here to read.) Also, I just sat down with KCRW DJ Tom Schnabel to talk about the songs from the record, and a little about the history of "shidaiqu" (the Chinese folk/European jazz fusion from 1930s and 1940s Shanghai.) You can listen to the interview, along with selections of the EP on his show "Rhythm Planet"

• Tuesday October 7th, 2014: It's coming! My new EP "Dear Shanghai" will be available next month! I will have 2 EP release shows: one in France (Thursday October 30th at the Swan Bar in Paris) and one in the U.S. (Thursday November 20th at Curve Line Space in Los Angeles.) I'm very excited about the way the record sounds (and looks) and I'm excited to share it with the world :) In the meantime, I am actually about to head to France again for a few shows there, and a performance in Barcelona on the 16th. Check out all the details on my "Shows" page.

• Wednesday October 1t, 2014: It's been a busy past couple of month, as I've been both finishing up my new EP "Dear Shanghai" and completing a project writing 14 songs for an educational program. I should have a release date for the EP very soon.

• Friday May 30th, 2014: I barely ever make it to the east coast, which is why I'm very excited about my upcoming tour, which will take the band to Sunrise FL (Sat June 7th), Philadelphia PA (Sun June 8th), Williamsport PA (M June 9th), Brooklyn NY (Tues June 10th), Middletown CT (W June 11th), Boston (Th June 12) and Montreal (Sat June 14th.) Check out all the details on my "Shows" page.

• Thursday May 1st, 2014: Back in L.A. after a bad case of laryngitis interrupted my otherwise really nice tour of the west coast (see tour photos on my Facebook page.) I was fighting a cold the 2nd half of the tour, but started to feel my voice leaving during my gig in San Francisco. Had to cancel the last show of the tour in San Luis Obispo, but I hope to reschedule it for later this year. Slowing recovering my voice now, and doing some recordings for my new EP (summer 2014 release.) Otherwise, my next tour will be in June: the band will be traveling from Miami FL all the way up to Montreal!

• Thursday April 10th, 2014: I just added some new professional photos on the "Photos" section of the website, taken as usual by my friend Andy Sheng from Otis and Lucy Photography (yes, Andy is actually usually a pet photographer;) These photos feature the musicians who will be touring with me this month and in June: Matias Alvear on upright, Sylvain Carton on clarinet and Alex Miller on guitar.

• Friday April 4th, 2014: It's been a while since I updated this news page, but I have lot of exciting news First, I am in the process of recording a new EP of songs inspired by 1940's Shanghai - all sung in Mandarin Chinese (more updates on this later.) Also, I have a full touring schedule for the next few months, with an upcoming tour of the west coast in a couple of weeks (Seattle WA, Portland OR, Ashland OR, SF CA, Santa Cruz and San Luis Obispo), followed by an east coast tour in June that will take the band from southern Florida all the way up to Montreal for my first ever show in Quebec!

• Tuesday January 7th, 2014: After a short trip to visit my family in France for Christmas, I am back in L.A. and really looking forward to this new year! Despite starting off the year a bad cold and a sprained ankle from falling off my bike (not a great start I know), I am excited about my upcoming tours (Midwest in February, West Coast in April, as well as plans for Europe in May and China in November) and also a new project: recording songs from 1940's Shanghai. Not sure what the style of music is called, but a friend of mine called it "Swing Chinois." I'll post updates as the project advances ;)

• Friday October 4th, 2013: Back in L.A., but heading to China soon! I am back in L.A. after a full schedule of traveling and touring in Europe. As always, my favorite shows were in small towns - we got to play in Martailly-lès-Brancion (Bourgogne, France), Censeau (Jura, France) and Dendermonde (Belgium.) Check out my Facebook page for photos :) Tomorrow, my band will be performing at one of the best free festivals in L.A.: the Eagle Rock Music Festival. Then, I'll be heading to China again for the Shanghai French Festival and other cool shows in and around Shanghai.

• Sunday August 11th, 2013: My song "Bonne Chance" on the TV show "Bold and the Beautiful"! My song "Bonne Chance" (from my newest album "Le Secret") will be on the TV show "Bold and the Beautiful" ("Amour, Gloire et Beauté" in France) airing tomorrow on CBS! I'm very excited to have a song on this classic TV soap-opera.

• Sunday August 11th, 2013: Heading to Europe today! - I'll be going to Berlin and Paris for vacation/rest before starting a tour at the end of the month that will take the band and I around Switzerland, France and Belgium, Check out the tour dates and details on my "shows" page.

• Wednesday June 4th, 2013: Festivals last week-end - The band and I had a great time performing both the Santa Monica Festival and Make Music Pasadena last Saturday. I always enjoy these outdoor street festivals. For photos of new live shows and such, please visit my Facebook music page . We'll be heading out tomorrow for a little CA-NV-AZ tour - check the show schedule for details.

• Thursday May 9th 2013: Upcoming tours - I haven't been very good about updating the "News" section on my website, but I'm very happy to say that I have some cool tours coming up: first off, San Diego this very week-end (I realize that, for some reason, I haven't made the trip down there in over 3 years!) Then, a west coast/southwest hybrid tour next month that it will include our usual stops: San Francisco, Reno, Chico, Tucson - as well as some new territories, in particular Las Vegas.) Late August, my band will be traveling through western Europe for the third time, followed by a quick festival stop in the Midwest. Finally, I'll be returning to China mid-October for some shows in Shanghai, and hopefully a few other cities too.) Please visit the "shows" section for a detailed schedule :)

• Sunday November 18th, 2012: Performing in Shanghai, China this week! I've been in Shanghai for the last 2 weeks now, taking Chinese classes and visiting my mother's birth city. I'm also playing a few show, both in Shanghai and Hangzhou (a lake city about an hour outside Shanghai.) See my show schedule for performance details, or my Facebook page for updates about my travels in China.

• June 18th, 2012: Europe Tour! I'm just about to fly to Europe (tonight!) for a mini tour that will include France (Paris, Farges-les-Macon , Lyon and Arles), Switzerland (Lausanne) and Spain (Barcelona)! See my show schedule for details.

• June 7th, 2012: New website! I finally updated my website www.jessicasongs.com. The website design was done by my cousin Sylvia Cziglenyi, with most illustration by Daisy Church, who also did the artwork for my new CD.

• June 1st, 2012: My new album "Le Secret"is now available on CD Baby, Amazon, and iTunes.