Pascalito Neostalgia Trio
Mediterranean by heart. Parisian by birth. New Yorker by choice. Latin by soul.
is a New York-based world jazz ensemble led by French vocalist songwriter Pascal Sabattier (Pascalito) and featuring two vibrant Brazilian accompanists: bassist Leco Reis and pianist Luiz Simas. Bilingually billed “Citizen Chanteur”, the show blends their passion for pop, jazz, bossa nova, chanson, noir-ish night music, flamenco, swing, blues, tango and more. This one-night only performance will be filmed and recorded live.
Pascal Sabattier was born in Paris to a musical family of Mediterranean Jewish descent. In the late nineties while still in his twenties, he relocated to New York where he became a rising new talent on the local jazz and world music scene. He has since performed at such renowned venues as Le Poisson Rouge, Kitano, Metropolitan Room and French Institute while supporting his artistry working as a risk analyst for various investment banks. Under his stage moniker Pascalito, he has produced and released two albums: Le Blues d’Orphée
(2007) and the critically acclaimed Neostalgia
(2011). He has been praised for his “handsome voice” (Time Out), “delicious musical melting pot” (Jazz Times) and “unique position in the music business” (All About Jazz). His international and versatile neo-retro style could be perhaps best branded as a male alternative to Pink Martini’s lead singer songwriter China Forbes, while his smooth tone and delivery suggest influences from Caetano Veloso, Henri Salvador, Charles Aznavour and Chet Baker. A published songwriter, Pascalito’s original works have been licensed and featured in several popular cable network TV series including Burn Notice (USA), Damages (FX) and NCIS Los Angeles (CBS).
"handsome voice… smooth-rolling band"
Time Out NY
"Light, rich-voiced, in true Aznavour spirit, he is at once a fine pop-jazz stylist and a superb storyteller"
Jazz Times Magazine - Christopher Loudon
"Unique position in the music business … a melting pot of delicious musical morsels from around the world"
All About Jazz - Dan Bilwasky
"Sensual sound. Beautiful music, beautifully performed"
Amazon - Grady Harp
"Pascalito has a pleasant voice that recalls Aznavour and Caetano Veloso with a hint of Chet Baker. He offers a wide range of styles and a successful bridging of Mediterranean and Latin musical cultures that is the perfect cure for the winter blahs"
Jazz Chicago - Brad Walseth
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