How did you come by your stage name?
The objective of “Jazzy Sky” was, from the beginning, to write light Jazz songs which would be accessible to a large audience, and not too much complicated… That is why the term “Jazzy” was maybe better suited, for what we planned to do.
In addition, this music is intended for the journey of the mind, a bit like flying… As a result, the word “Sky” seemed quite fun (in addition, aviation is another passion).
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
Deciding to dedicate so much time to music didn’t always come overnight, and it was personally a long process, throughout my life. I started Piano at age eleven, and years after years, I start to love classical music (especially Rachmaninov, Bach, Chopin, etc.), but I never had the idea to deepen this passion.
At one point, I realized how good I felt when I was making music, and that I wanted to try to have the same experience as other musicians or bands I had discovered when I was young. So, I decided to enter a professional music school to learn how to play classical piano. It gave me all the necessary bases for studying Jazz, improvisation, etc., and to go further in what I wanted to do.
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
I am very attracted by the vocal Jazz music from various artists like Melody Gardot, Sarah McKenzie, Eliane Elias, Diana Krall, etc. and so many other fantastic singers that I love listening to.
Great examples, among many others, are the following songs: “All That I Need is Love” by Melody Gardot, “Paris In The Rain” or “I’m Old Fashioned” by Sarah McKenzie, and so many more…
The melodies and harmonies of their music, the atmospheres they release, etc. are something I am very sensitive about. These have really been the kind of songs I love to write.
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What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
I’m anything but an engaged artist. I only do art for art. I think that people hear enough opinions around them, in the media or elsewhere so that art is for them a means of escape, and nothing else. This is my only work ethic.
Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
My biggest fear, when I write music, is that people are indifferent to it: I’ve been to a lot of classical or jazz concerts where I got bored sometimes. That is why I always try to bring some kind of emotion, feeling, or whatever it is.
A lot of people tell me that my music is “Catchy”! I am very happy about that because I think this is probably my biggest strength. Now, I have to make it Catchy, in a good way 😉
What are your plans for the near future?
After having released our latest single “Give My Charlest”, we are recording new titles for the short term (during 2022). I am also writing some instrumental pieces for the long-term future.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout-outs?
The first person who comes to my mind is France Clidat. She was a very famous international concertist (surnamed Madame Liszt), and I was lucky enough to be in her prestigious classroom. She taught me so much… it’s been such happiness living these years with her.
I also think about David Patrois who is one of the greatest jazz vibraphonists. In his classroom, I mostly learned improvisation and rhythm. I lived great experiences with him, as my first Jazz student performances in public! I once found a cool chord on stage, and he winked at me for congratulations; I had been so happy!
How can fans find you?
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What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Being an Indie artist is not that easy, because every single step requires effort: from studio recording to distribution and promotion; this is an exciting journey, full of great moments and very rewarding because whatever your success, you accomplish something great! Keep pushing, enjoy your music, and live your dreams…