Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter Jessica Fichot likens her music to her hometown of Paris: French at heart, but international at its soul.
Fichot, whose music follows multi-ethnic traditions, draws from French chanson — or lyrically driven vocals — Gypsy jazz, Chinese swing from the '40s and international folk.
Fichot (accordion and toy piano) and her band — Matias Alvear on upright bass, Alex Miller on guitar and Sylvain Carton on clarinet and sax — will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 20, at Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent.
Tickets cost $25, $10 for students, and can be purchased online at www.siskiyoumusicproject.com or by calling 541-488-3869.
It's no wonder that Fichot's music is a melting pot of international styles. She was born in upstate New York to a Chinese mother and French father and raised in France. After receiving a degree in audio engineering in Paris, Fichot enrolled in Boston's Berklee College of Music to study songwriting. Her early songs were for children, musical theater and educational programs.
Fichot released her debut album, "Le Chemin," in 2007 to critical acclaim from publications such as LA Weekly and The San Francisco Chronicle. She followed that in 2012 with "Le Secret," which incorporated Brazilian-style grooves to songs such as the Chinese- and French-sung "Shanghai."
Fichot is working on a new EP of Mandarin-language songs from '40s Shanghai, to be released this summer.