Making Reservations in the Jazz Cafe

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The Jazz Café at Paris Bistro is open Thursday through Sunday.
​Reservations are available beginning at 5:00PM and throughout the evening and are timed to coincide with the live music set times. 

On Thursday,  Friday and Saturday nights the Jazz Café opens at 5:00pm with 3 sets nightly starting at 7:00pm, 8:30pm and 10:00pm.
On Sundays evenings the Jazz Café opens at 5:00pm with 3 sets beginning at 6:00pm, 7:30pm and 9:00pm.


An entertainment charge is assessed for each person, varies based on the entertainment featured, but is usually between $5 and $15, and will be added to your bill along with your food and beverage purchase.

Our full menu is served in the Jazz Café.

Reservations for the dining room do not guarantee seating in the Jazz Café. Dinner guests who wish to join us after dinner for music should alert restaurant staff upon their arrival and/or when making their reservation by phone or online. If you’d like more information about reservations in the Jazz Café, please call us at 215-242-6200 or by email at info@parisbistro.net.

The Jazz Café is available for private parties. For more information, please contact us by email at  info@parisbistro.net

Thursday, August 10

Ensemble Novo [$5]

This six-piece Brazilian jazz group features vibraphone, electric and nylon string guitars, bass guitar, drums, percussion and saxophone. Inspired by the music of Brazil, the group creates a spacious, welcoming sound.

Led by author / former Inquirer music critic Tom Moon on tenor sax, the six-piece instrumental group performs in an easygoing, comfortable style, that is balmy and completely entrancing with rustling percussion and vibrantly subdued melodies.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday | August 11 12 & 13

The Wendy Simon Quartet [Friday & Saturday $7, Sunday $5]

“Wendy Simon is one of the most inventive vocalists anywhere, has also been enriching our jazz scene for several decades, and for good reasons: She swings, improvises, respects the lyric, and puts on one heck of show with her good humor and ultra-professional stage presence” – Bruce Klauber

Wendy is a polished performer who stylishly and sensitively sings around a ballad, as well as sings and swings with the best! She is backed by a trio of Philadelphia’s best Jazz instrumentalists.

Thursday, August 17

Lynn Riley & The World Mix [$5]

Lynn Riley enjoys a vibrant career as a jazz musician, composer, and educator, whose primary instruments are saxophone and flute. As the leader of The World-Mix, Lynn has been described more than once as “Superwoman” of the sax. Born in Washington, D.C., and raised outside of Philadelphia, Pa., she received a B. A. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Hawaii. Her time spent in Hawaii was influential in developing her sensibility to, and awareness of, different musical cultures. She continued her musical studies at the University of Missouri Kansas City, studied privately with Doris Sellers (principal flutist of the Kansas City Symphony), saxophone with Ahmed Alladeen, and immersed in its rich jazz tradition, apprenticed and performed with many of KC’s jazz legends. She became involved with the Women’s Jazz Festival, an international festival highlighting women musicians. There she had the opportunity to play with luminaries like Carmen McRae, Marian McPartland, Shirley Scott, Emily Remler and Blossom Dearie. After 5 years on the Board of Directors, she headed back east. Since returning to Philadelphia, Lynn has performed with many great artists like Grover Washington Jr., Philly Joe Jones, David Bromberg, Rachelle Farrell, Charles Earland, Gerald Veasley, David Murray and Johnny Pacheco, as well as leading her own group Lynn Riley And The World-Mix. She was chosen to perform at the Painted Bride Arts Center for their series Women Leaders in Jazz in 2000. She has opened for artists such as Najee, Spyro Gyra, Nelson Rangell, Nester Torres, Andy Narell, the Indigo Girls, Brenda K Star, the Mahotella Queens and Compai Segundo of the Buena Vista Club. She has performed throughout the United States, as well as in Europe, Africa, South America and the Caribbean.

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday | August 18 19 & 20

The Hot Club of Philadelphia [Friday & Saturday, $7, Sunday $5]

The Hot Club of Philadelphia was started in 2001 by guitarist Barry Wahrhaftig. They are an acoustic ensemble, dedicated to playing ‘Gypsy Jazz.’ That’s the term used to describe the music pioneered by the legendary original ‘Hot Club of France Quintet,’ which was led by guitarist Django Reinhardt and Violinist Stephane Grappelli. Django and Grappelli were attempting to do their own version of American ‘Hot Jazz,’ as played by stars like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. They used acoustic guitars, bass and violin, rather than horns and drums. Grappelli and Django added some French and Gypsy flavor and created a blend of music that is quite popular and accessible. The HCPhilly mixes the original style of the Hot Club of France, along with their own modern influences.

Thursday, August 24

Phyllis Chapell & Siora - Latin Jazz/World Music [$5]

Phyllis Chapell (named one of the top 500 jazz vocalists of all time by Downbeat/Jazz Times) and her ensemble, Phyllis Chapell & SIORA, will perform Brazillian and Latin rhythms in Portuguese, Spanish, and English with their own unique arrangements in their own inimitable style.

Phyllis Chapell has spent her life developing a universal musical style, singing “world songs.” Her repertoire includes songs in 13 languages from Brazil, Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, as well as American folk, jazz and popular music. She also has a repertoire of award-winning original songs.

Friday & Saturday | August 25 & 26

The Mary Ellen Desmond Jazz Trio [Friday & Saturday $7]

JazzTimes Magazine has described vocalist Mary Ellen Desmond as “the most refreshing voice in jazz – a confident, musical, swinging stylist who is simply a joy to hear”. She has been performing professionally in the Philadelphia / New York / New Jersey area for many years and with many of the prominent musicians featured on this tri-state area’s jazz scene. Trained with a classical background she is recognized as a crossover artist covering a variety of styles and repertoires with a primary focus on jazz standards and the American Songbook. In addition to performing, she also teaches voice at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts and Philadelphia Community College.  She has released three CD recordings to date and always brings with her to Paris Bistro a style and a trio that are so appropriate for the lush atmosphere of the club.

Sunday | August 27

Christopher Davis-Shannon Trio [$5]

Christopher Davis-Shannon’s music is the essence of honest simplicity.  Bringing together influences ranging from Fats Waller to Chet Baker he creates an atmosphere that will instantly transport you back to jazz and blues clubs of the early 20th century. Not content with being called a traditionalist he forges ahead with his own modern take on timeless classics, weaving together a sound that is enjoyed by both young and old.

Thursday, Friday & Saturday | August 31, September 1 & 2

Ensemble Novo [Thursday $5, Friday & Saturday $7]

This six-piece Brazilian jazz group features vibraphone, electric and nylon string guitars, bass guitar, drums, percussion and saxophone. Inspired by the music of Brazil, the group creates a spacious, welcoming sound.

Led by author / former Inquirer music critic Tom Moon on tenor sax, the six-piece instrumental group performs in an easygoing, comfortable style, that is balmy and completely entrancing with rustling percussion and vibrantly subdued melodies.

Sunday, September 3

Anna Cecilia [$5]

Anna Cecilia Ferneborg is a vocalist and composer from Vansbro, Sweden. Cecilia now resides in Philadelphia, PA, where she composes and performs thoughtful jazz, R&B, folk, and pop music deeply rooted in emotion and life experience. Her music is lyrically driven, both in English and Swedish.

Ms. Ferneborg draws from her roots with jazz arrangements of traditional songs from her home country of Sweden, paying respect to her past and looking forward to create something new and exciting. Her repertoire also includes traditional American folk songs and the lesser-known material of the American Songbook. Cecilia’s versatility and technical prowess speak of a maturity beyond her years, and her performances are focused on connecting the audience to the music by telling her own story in a relatable way.

Thursday, September 7

Lynn Riley & The World Mix - Latin Jazz/World Music [$5]

Lynn Riley enjoys a vibrant career as a jazz musician, composer, and educator, whose primary instruments are saxophone and flute. As the leader of The World-Mix, Lynn has been described more than once as “Superwoman” of the sax. Born in Washington, D.C., and raised outside of Philadelphia, Pa., she received a B. A. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Hawaii. Her time spent in Hawaii was influential in developing her sensibility to, and awareness of, different musical cultures. She continued her musical studies at the University of Missouri Kansas City, studied privately with Doris Sellers (principal flutist of the Kansas City Symphony), saxophone with Ahmed Alladeen, and immersed in its rich jazz tradition, apprenticed and performed with many of KC’s jazz legends. She became involved with the Women’s Jazz Festival, an international festival highlighting women musicians. There she had the opportunity to play with luminaries like Carmen McRae, Marian McPartland, Shirley Scott, Emily Remler and Blossom Dearie. After 5 years on the Board of Directors, she headed back east. Since returning to Philadelphia, Lynn has performed with many great artists like Grover Washington Jr., Philly Joe Jones, David Bromberg, Rachelle Farrell, Charles Earland, Gerald Veasley, David Murray and Johnny Pacheco, as well as leading her own group Lynn Riley And The World-Mix. She was chosen to perform at the Painted Bride Arts Center for their series Women Leaders in Jazz in 2000. She has opened for artists such as Najee, Spyro Gyra, Nelson Rangell, Nester Torres, Andy Narell, the Indigo Girls, Brenda K Star, the Mahotella Queens and Compai Segundo of the Buena Vista Club. She has performed throughout the United States, as well as in Europe, Africa, South America and the Caribbean.

Friday & Saturday September 8 & 9

Swing That Cat [$7]

Horny Swing, Jump Blues and Rockabilly, mixed with a splash of Cabaret flair. Front and center is Michele Peraino, a modern day Rita Hayworth, with a four octave range that blends the sultry Jazz sound of Sarah Vaughan, with the bawdy roar of Etta James, Backed by a crazy bunch of cats that all call South Jersey their home, Swing That Cat! has come to Philly to kick the can around!

Formed in 2013, Swing That Cat! has carved out a niche with a seductive sound, and live shows that encourage their audiences to shimmy and shake. Swing That Cat! is not simply a throwback band. Drawing their inspiration from a time when one hand of Swing was moving into Jump Blues, Rock and Roll and the other was headed for Bebop Jazz, their original compositions sound fresh and inventive. If you are not up and dancing, you will still find yourself bopping in your seat.

For Fans of Post Modern Jukebox, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Imelda May, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Melody Gardot, and the dynamic voices of the ‘40-50s in a modern-day context.Swing That Cat! has self-released two Live EPs, “3 To Get Ready” & “4 To Go” and film based on a 2016 live show at Philly Sound Studios. The band also featured 2 songs on the “Not Just Another Christmas CD” compilation released in 2015 by #SpreadTheHappy Productions. A Full album is planned for 2017.

Sunday, September 10

Michele Lordi [$5]

Vocalist Michelle Lordi would love to tell you a story, so sit back, pour yourself a cocktail and listen. That story you hear will be sung with cool, uncorrupted understatement that swings with a clear, warm, seductive voice that is lovely and unforgettable.

So many jazz singers today have forgotten the importance of the lyric and original melody. Michelle lives by these principles and as a result the music she creates with her fabulous band is pure, sweet and beautiful.

Michelle is receiving national and international acclaim for her recently released CD, “Drive”, which was produced by and features pianist Orrin Evans. “Drive” takes listeners on a captivating personal journey, mining favorites from her varied repertoire of American Songbook classics and modern pop hits.

Thursday, September 14

De Tierra Caliente - Latin Jazz [$5]

A Latin party band whose music fills the air with bright colors and gets everybody up and dancing. Catchy melodies and unaffected lyrics fuse with Latin, Caribbean and Brazilian rhythms to inspire an irresistible North/South American party.

Since its formation in 2014, this flavorful group from Philadelphia, Puerto Rico and Colombia has released 2 full-length albums and played hundreds of shows throughout the US, Colombia, Brazil and Puerto Rico. 

De Tierra Caliente delivers the sabor, spice and alegría of warm-weather countries to American audiences, where formidable winters and nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic sometimes overshadow simple pleasures like sharing a meal with friends or going out dancing. At a show you can’t help but heat up as intoxicating songs in Spanish, English and Portuguese sing out the bright colors and familial warmth of a South American kitchen.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, September 15, 16 & 17

The Lynn Riley Quartet [Friday & Saturday, $7, Sunday $5]

Lynn Riley has been called the “Superwoman of Sax”. She’s equally accomplished on the flute and in musical genres other than jazz. She also fronts a local band called World Mix, and as the name might suggest, she explore music from around the globe. Lynn has played with many notable Jazz musicians including Grover Washington, Jr and David Bromberg. She is also an instructor in Drexel University’s Music Department.

 

Thursday, September 21

Jeramy Cohen & The Latin Jazz Allstars - Latin Jazz New Artist [$5]

Jeramy Cohen’s Latin Jazz All Stars are comprised of a group of musicians who have met through playing in different bands through the years in the latin music circuit.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, September 22, 23 & 24

Webb Thomas Quintet with Meg & Victor North [Friday & Saturday $7, Sunday $5]

Philadelphia drummer Webb Thomas brings together his quartet featuring vocalist Meg Clinton North and tenor sax player Victor North. Drummer, multi percussionist Thomas is by no means a stranger to jazz circles in the tri-state area. His group ‘Webb T’s Fleet has received rave reviews at the Mellon Jazz fest and the Cape May Jazz fest. An extraordinarily versatile drummer, Webb has made quite a name for himself locally, nationally and abroad,  appearing with Doug Carn, David ‘Fathead’ Newman, Jane Bunnett and the Spirits of Havana and Benny Golson.

Vocalist Meg Clinton North’s style has been described as swinging with a fresh and sexy quality, rich with the knowledge of jazz vocal history. Meg has a Masters in Arts Administration and a Masters in Jazz Studies. Saxophonist Victor North came to Philadelphia from Alaska to immerse himself in the “City Of Brotherly Love’s” rich jazz culture which has been home to so many jazz greats. Some of the many great musicians that Victor has had the opportunity to work with since coming to the East Coast are Mickey Roker, Charles Fambrough, John Swana, Terell Stafford, Jimmy Bruno, Duane Eubanks and Orrin Evans.

Thursday, September 28 - Latin Jazz

De Terria Caliente [$5]

De Tierra Caliente: A Latin party band whose music fills the air with bright colors and gets everybody up and dancing. Catchy melodies and unaffected lyrics fuse with Latin, Caribbean and Brazilian rhythms to inspire an irresistible North/South American party.

Since its formation in 2014, this flavorful group from Philadelphia, Puerto Rico and Colombia has released 2 full-length albums and played hundreds of shows throughout the US, Colombia, Brazil and Puerto Rico. 

De Tierra Caliente delivers the sabor, spice and alegría of warm-weather countries to American audiences, where formidable winters and nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic sometimes overshadow simple pleasures like sharing a meal with friends or going out dancing. At a show you can’t help but heat up as intoxicating songs in Spanish, English and Portuguese sing out the bright colors and familial warmth of a South American kitchen.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, September 29 & 30, October 1

Hot Club of Philadelphia [Friday & Saturday, $7, Sunday $5]

The Hot Club of Philadelphia was started in 2001 by guitarist Barry Wahrhaftig. They are an acoustic ensemble, dedicated to playing ‘Gypsy Jazz.’ That’s the term used to describe the music pioneered by the legendary original ‘Hot Club of France Quintet,’ which was led by guitarist Django Reinhardt and Violinist Stephane Grappelli. Django and Grappelli were attempting to do their own version of American ‘Hot Jazz,’ as played by stars like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. They used acoustic guitars, bass and violin, rather than horns and drums. Grappelli and Django added some French and Gypsy flavor and created a blend of music that is quite popular and accessible. The HCPhilly mixes the original style of the Hot Club of France, along with their own modern influences.

Friday & Saturday, October 6 & 7

The Swinging Foxes [$7]

Rooted in Philadelphia, The Swinging Foxes deliver tight boogie-woogie, sultry Jazz and sassy Rhythm & Blues. Their swinging rhythms and bluesy grooves will woo you in while Amber Rae, the powerhouse front woman swaggers confidently above. Rae’s delivery of pure, authentic emotion and smoky vocal tones intertwine with the band’s halting guitar licks and colliding horn riffs, giving their audience a vibrant and riveting performance. They will lead you on a striking romp through the sounds of the 40’s and 50’s. Deliciously and unabashedly retro, The Swinging Foxes are full-on spontaneity, adventures, sass and class!

Friday & Saturday, October 13 & 14

Kerensa Gray Jazz [$10]

20th Annual Billie Holiday Vocal Competition winner Kerensa Gray is often compared to the likes of jazz royalty – Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald and contemporaries such as Diana Krall and has shared the stage with artists such as Stellar Award Winner Isaiah Thomas and opened for Grammy and Dove award winners CeCe Winans and Vickie Winans and has served as guest vocalist for the Drew Davidsen Band.
As a gifted songwriter, this dynamic vocalist brings fresh insight and infectious energy to her approach of beloved classics and a transparency in her songwriting that speaks to that for which we all yearn – truth without compromise. Kerensa’s music finds balance in her ability to skilfully interweave melodies of jazz, blues and folk music into a sound that is undeniably and uniquely her while her talent as a gifted vocalist unearths yet unseen perspectives into the standards that are the soundtracks to our lives.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 20, 21 & 23

Swing That Cat [$10]

Horny Swing, Jump Blues and Rockabilly, mixed with a splash of Cabaret flair. Front and center is Michele Peraino, a modern day Rita Hayworth, with a four octave range that blends the sultry Jazz sound of Sarah Vaughan, with the bawdy roar of Etta James, Backed by a crazy bunch of cats that all call South Jersey their home, Swing That Cat! has come to Philly to kick the can around!

Formed in 2013, Swing That Cat! has carved out a niche with a seductive sound, and live shows that encourage their audiences to shimmy and shake. Swing That Cat! is not
simply a throwback band. Drawing their inspiration from a time when one hand of Swing was moving into Jump Blues, Rock and Roll and the other was headed for Bebop Jazz, their original compositions sound fresh and inventive. If you are not up and dancing, you will still find yourself bopping in your seat.

For Fans of Post Modern Jukebox, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Imelda May, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Melody Gardot, and the dynamic voices of the ‘40-50s in a modern-day context.Swing That Cat! has self-released two Live EPs, “3 To Get Ready” & “4 To Go” and film based on a 2016 live show at Philly Sound Studios. The band also featured 2 songs on the “Not Just Another Christmas CD” compilation released in 2015 by #SpreadTheHappy Productions. A Full album is planned for 2017.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 27, 28 & 29

Lucie Daigle & Beau Jazz [$7]

Chestnut Hill resident Lucie Daigle is a Renaissance woman! She sings in multiple languages, plays guitar and has a wide ranging repertoire that makes an evening with Lucie Daigle & Beau Jazz incredibly entertaining. She performs the timeless American Jazz standards, French chanson and pop tunes; all with her own jazzy interpretation.
As a French native from Quebec city, Lucie’s repertoire includes a variety of French songs, many of which have become true signature songs for her … Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Aznavour, Patricia Cass, Francoise Hardy to name a few of the classics.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 3, 4 & 5

Hot Club of Philadelphia [Friday & Saturday $7, Sunday $5]

The Hot Club of Philadelphia was started in 2001 by guitarist Barry Wahrhaftig. They are an acoustic ensemble, dedicated to playing ‘Gypsy Jazz.’ That’s the term used to describe the music pioneered by the legendary original ‘Hot Club of France Quintet,’ which was led by guitarist Django Reinhardt and Violinist Stephane Grappelli. Django and Grappelli were attempting to do their own version of American ‘Hot Jazz,’ as played by stars like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. They used acoustic guitars, bass and violin, rather than horns and drums. Grappelli and Django added some French and Gypsy flavor and created a blend of music that is quite popular and accessible. The HCPhilly mixes the original style of the Hot Club of France, along with their own modern influences.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 10, 11 & 12

Anna Cecilia Sings [Friday & Saturday $7, Sunday $5]

Anna Cecilia Ferneborg was born and raised in Vansbro, Sweden to an American mother and Swedish father. With two musician parents, she developed a love for both Swedish and American roots music and jazz. The musical richness of the US beckoned, and she settled in the thriving music community of Philadelphia, PA.
Anna Cecilia seamlessly weaves through the lesser-known material of the American Songbook, 50’s and 60’s ballads and bossas, and her own originals. She places an emphasis on her adaptations of traditional songs from her home country of Sweden. Anna Cecilia’s versatility and technical prowess speak of a maturity beyond her years. She’s a true entertainer with an energetic stage presence.
Anna Cecilia has toured nationally and performed at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, the Kimmel Center, Center City Jazz Fest, Philadelphia Folk Festival and more.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 17, 18 & 19

Christopher Davis-Shannon Trio [Friday & Saturday $7, Sunday $5]

Christopher Davis-Shannon’s music is the essence of honest simplicity. Bringing together influences ranging from Fats Waller to Blind Blake he creates an atmosphere that will instantly transport you back to jazz and blues clubs of the early 20th century. Not content with being called a traditionalist he forges ahead with his own modern take on timeless classics, weaving together a sound that is enjoyed by both young and old.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 1, 2 & 3

Lucie Daigle & Beau Jazz [$7]

Chestnut Hill resident Lucie Daigle is a Renaissance woman! She sings in multiple languages, plays guitar and has a wide ranging repertoire that makes an evening with Lucie Daigle & Beau Jazz incredibly entertaining. She performs the timeless American Jazz standards, French chanson and pop tunes; all with her own jazzy interpretation.
As a French native from Quebec city, Lucie’s repertoire includes a variety of French songs, many of which have become true signature songs for her … Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Aznavour, Patricia Cass, Francoise Hardy to name a few of the classics.

Friday & Saturday, December 8 & 9

Kerensa Gray Jazz [$10]

20th Annual Billie Holiday Vocal Competition winner Kerensa Gray is often compared to the likes of jazz royalty – Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald and contemporaries such as Diana Krall and has shared the stage with artists such as Stellar Award Winner Isaiah Thomas and opened for Grammy and Dove award winners CeCe Winans and Vickie Winans and has served as guest vocalist for the Drew Davidsen Band.
As a gifted songwriter, this dynamic vocalist brings fresh insight and infectious energy to her approach of beloved classics and a transparency in her songwriting that speaks to that for which we all yearn – truth without compromise. Kerensa’s music finds balance in her ability to skilfully interweave melodies of jazz, blues and folk music into a sound that is undeniably and uniquely her while her talent as a gifted vocalist unearths yet unseen perspectives into the standards that are the soundtracks to our lives.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 15, 16 & 17

Webb Thomas Quintet with Meg & Victor North [Friday & Saturday, $10, Sunday $7]

Philadelphia drummer Webb Thomas brings together his quartet featuring vocalist Meg Clinton North and tenor sax player Victor North. Drummer, multi percussionist Thomas is by no means a stranger to jazz circles in the tri-state area. His group ‘Webb T’s Fleet has received rave reviews at the Mellon Jazz fest and the Cape May Jazz fest. An extraordinarily versatile drummer, Webb has made quite a name for himself locally, nationally and abroad, appearing with Doug Carn, David ‘Fathead’ Newman, Jane Bunnett and the Spirits of Havana and Benny Golson.
Vocalist Meg Clinton North’s style has been described as swinging with a fresh and sexy quality, rich with the knowledge of jazz vocal history. Meg has a Masters in Arts Administration and a Masters in Jazz Studies. Saxophonist Victor North came to Philadelphia from Alaska to immerse himself in the “City Of Brotherly Love’s” rich jazz culture which has been home to so many jazz greats. Some of the many great musicians that Victor has had the opportunity to work with since coming to the East Coast are Mickey Roker, Charles Fambrough, John Swana, Terell Stafford, Jimmy Bruno, Duane Eubanks and Orrin Evans.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 22, 23 & 24

Anna Cecilia Sings [$7]

Anna Cecilia Ferneborg was born and raised in Vansbro, Sweden to an American mother and Swedish father. With two musician parents, she developed a love for both Swedish and American roots music and jazz. The musical richness of the US beckoned, and she settled in the thriving music community of Philadelphia, PA.

Anna Cecilia seamlessly weaves through the lesser-known material of the American Songbook, 50’s and 60’s ballads and bossas, and her own originals. She places an emphasis on her adaptations of traditional songs from her home country of Sweden. Anna Cecilia’s versatility and technical prowess speak of a maturity beyond her years. She’s a true entertainer with an energetic stage presence.
Anna Cecilia has toured nationally and performed at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, the Kimmel Center, Center City Jazz Fest, Philadelphia Folk Festival and more.