"Reminiscent of the Great Chanteuses of the Past, Right Here in the Present!"
Jeudi is a "vintage-voiced chanteuse," who sings salvaged sweet jazz, sourced from a time when the dance floor was the ultimate social platform, and the prospect of romance was just a Fox Trot, Charleston, or Lindy Hop away.
I'm happy you're here. I'm Jeudi. As a performer of vintage music, I like to take people on a journey. As you’re listening, I hope you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the past - - maybe it’s a swank Supper Club in Manhattan, an intimate Parisian Cabaret, an elegant London ballroom, or to Hollywood’s Golden Age - - or maybe you’ll just drift on the music, back to your own memories."
This love of history, really goes back to my family. I was the kid who always wanted to be inside the house listening to the grown-ups reminisce about their lives. They had such incredible stories about the old country and about life during the Great Depression and WW2. My mom was even a Rosie the Riveter! (Both she and my Dad were sharp dressers and great dancers, which definitely affected my taste in fashion and music.) So now, I'm the family archivist, preserving family history and memories. Some of my fondest memories are from my earliest childhood, when I'd visit my Tata's -(grandfather's) - house in the Barrio. It was a time capsule from the past. There were old cars, a foot-powered Singer sewing machine, a wood burning stove, flour bins, an old ice box, a clawfoot tub, and you could even listen to old songs on the Victrola!
Another thing that had a huge impact on me was growing up with a player piano in our family home. It was like stairmaster meets karaoke. We had hundreds of piano rolls mostly dating from the 1910s to the 1930s. It was such great fun and a novelty to be sure. Everyone wanted to see or try the player piano. The neighborhood kids and my family were my first audiences. Either with them, or alone, I'd spend countless hours pumping the pedals and singing along with these songs.
Throughout my life, while most of my peers were listening to the top 40 on the radio, I was listening to their grandparent's top 40! It astounded me that these incredible songs could be forgotten! It's no wonder I get a thrill from sleuthing through actual and virtual antique shops to excavate forgotten musical treasures, dust them off and dress them in fresh new arrangements for modern retro loving audiences!
Over the years, my live cabaret acts have become synonymous with storytelling through song. I love the intimacy of salon performances, where I can see the audience and sing them a story. I've been fortunate enough to do this in different international settings and I love how even if someone doesn't understand the language of the lyric, they will still connect with the emotional delivery. Music shows us our common humanity, a song can resonate even if it's in a different language, or even if it's a song that's generations old. That's magic! To traverse time and memory via song, fill out the form on this page to join my mailing list.