Mariposa ~ an All-female international Jazz band
Inspired by their mutual devotion to Jazz, world music, and social justice, Hyuna Park and Myriam Phiro have created MARIPOSA, an all-female international Jazz Band with a mission. As a jazz collective, Mariposa brings together 5 musicians who passionately share their musical influences through a unique interpretation of jazz and international standards. This invitation to their musical journey is presented as a symbol of empowerment — the butterfly (“Mariposa” in Spanish) representing the “chaos” concept that “small incidents can produce larger effects.” Band members include: Leonor Falcon (violin), Tina Lama (upright bass) & Mariana Ramirez (drums & percussion). More info here.
"Edith Piaf @ 100" Cabaret show
French Canadian chanteuse Myriam Phiro guides audiences through the decadent world of Edith Piaf using her timeless songs to retell the life of the iconic performer we all know. Accompanied by a band and multi-disciplinary backup singers, Ms. Phiro recreates the brothels, circuses and nightclubs that created the great Piaf life who’ve inspired her so much in becoming an artist.
2015 marked Edith Piaf’s centennial. ‘La Môme Piaf’, as she was nicknamed, introduced America to the world of ‘Chanson Réaliste’. Her songbook has become classic and still engages audiences worldwide. However, her early life is shrouded in mystery – daughter of a circus performer, childhood in a brothel, blind for years and ‘miraculously’ cured by a pilgrimage St. Therese – these stories and more are brought to life with music, dance and circus performance in our exciting cabaret show. More info here.
French/Gyspy Jazz ensemble
'' '' brings you the music of Edith Piaf and other renowned singers of the “chanson réaliste” era, with hits from the 1920’s through the 1960’s. The sound of the added clarinet can give a very Parisian atmosphere and complements the songbird vocals of French-Canadian born Myriam. The band is based in New York City and has made a name for itself in the French jazz, cabaret and vintage communities.
“ ''‘s repertoire includes chanson réaliste, java, musette, French jazz and American standards popular in Paris during the 30’s and 40’s. “ ” is available for French themed events and vintage weddings in the New York area and nationwide. They will bring a touch of sophistication, romance and Parisian charm to any event. All info here
The Phirocious Swing ensemble ~ A night @ the Speakeasy
Having a swingband has always been one of Myriam’s dreams; considering her range from a seductive and elegant jazz singer to an energetic swingdancer, the transition was obvious. Pulling from Ms. Phiro's various influences and combining dancers-friendly rhythms, the band has a very unique flavor alienating the big band era’s sounds, the french elegance of the 20’s topped with a modern twist.
The Phirocious Swing ensemble is ideal for Swingdance parties, vintage-themed & cabaret events, elegant receptions & more! Sample it here and contact us for booking quotes and we’ll design the best setting for your perfect event!
Myriam Phiro's Jazz trio/quartet
What's more romantic than Jazz?!
Myriam Phiro's trio or quartet features musicians (or of equivalent calibre) who have worked with the Freddy Cole quartet, Rene Marie, the Avalon Jazz band, Svetlana & the Delancey 5 and many more. Added to this galore are the stylings of Myriam Phiro's silky vocals for a match made in heaven. Contact us here to pair your event with the outstanding, stylish and accomplished trio/quartet.
Myriam Phiro is a NYC-based internationally-recognized French-Canadian actress, jazz singer, dancer and cabaret chanteuse who has performed on stages and in theaters worldwide. Her recent performances include sold-out concerts at world-famous the Rainbow Room, 54 Below, the Iridium Jazz club, BB King’s, & the Metropolitan Room in NYC as well as at Montreal’s International Jazz Festival & Montreux Jazz Festival. Her performing endeavors brought her to collaborate and share the stage with renowned artists such as Harry Connick Jr, Janis Siegel, Nicki Parrott, Marilyn Maye, Frank Vignola and Vince Giordano. Ms Phiro’s performances feature a fresh take on jazz and French standards as well as the famous tunes of the Great American Songbook, all topped up with a delightful international flavor and a certain “joie de vivre”.
The songbird be seen around the city fronting several bands, including her very own all-female international Jazz band ‘’MARIPOSA’’; a project that invites the audience to join 5 talented ladies on a musical and cultural journey on the wings of empowerment. Among other projects lead by Ms. Phiro are ‘’The Phirocious Swing ensemble’’; an energetic Swingband that takes her audience on a dance high as well as her french Jazz band ‘’ ’’ for a delightful time in French galore. Her debut full-length Jazz album “Voyages” received a nomination for a MAC Award in the “Best album” category. She was also a recipient of the “Hot House Jazz Awards” nomination in the “Best New Jazz Artist” category. Find her complete bio here.