Paris Chansons

Paris Chansons
Address: Los Angeles, CA

We perform original renditions of primarily French favorites by Aznavour, Dassin, Piaf, Macias, Adamo, Dalida, Zaz, Stromae PLUS some of the most beautiful songs in Russian, Italian and more!


Dates Planned for 2017: Paris Chansons tours regularly throughout the U.S. and performs internationally as well. We’ll be performing in Phoenix, Seattle, Portland, Minneapolis & Chicago this summer, 2019. We are collaborating with the AF in each of those cities by giving comp tickets for special give aways to AF members.
Previous Dates: We performed in Thailand in February 2019 and will be performing London this April 2019.
Contact Person: Julia Kantor
Technical: For full band (we need keyboard, drums and bass to be rented) and sound system provided. We will provide full tech rider. For acoustic duo: (mixer, 2 microphone stands, 2 mics, monitor)
Honorarium: Fee for full band: $3,750 plus transportation for 7 members and 6 hotel rooms. Fee for duo: $1,200 plus transportation for 2 people and 1 hotel room.
Program: Full band (3 singers, guitar, piano, violin, drums, bass) OR for more intimate events: Acoustic duo, the leaders of Paris Chansons, Jacob & Julia featuring vocals and guitar & looping pedals
Bio: Paris Chansons is an exciting French band with a global twist based in Los Angeles! Recently featured on the news in France, they are known for their original renditions of French favorites from Aznavour, Dassin, Piaf, Macias, Adamo, Dalida, all the way to contemporary artists like Zaz. Their exhilarating performances are punctuated with gypsy jazz standards as well as classics in Russian, Italian, and other languages.

Three multilingual singers bring an unparalleled diversity to their shows. Julia Kantor, originally from the Ukraine, lived and studied in France where she discovered in French music a soul connection that still imbues every performance. She entrances from the stage with a sultry voice and dynamic presence. Together with her husband, Jacob, a Russian-born singer/songwriter, they launched Paris Chansons. Max Cohen grew up in Morocco steeped in French music, particularly the songs of Enrico Macias. Max’s rich velvety tone delivers beautifully nuanced renditions of his favorites, complete with a signature North African lilt.

Superb musicianship anchors the ensemble, effortlessly moving from jazzy improvisation to slow-burning balladry to blistering gypsy fervor. All seasoned pros, the musicians are Jeff Lams on piano, Adam Cohen on upright bass, Endre Balogh on violin, Sinclair Lott on drums and Jacob Kantor on guitar. Paris Chansons takes you an a journey without leaving your seat (except, of course, to dance!), a spectacular celebration of French and international music that brings the world that much closer.
Blurb: To get a taste of our group: Music video featuring our original, looping version of Joe Dassin’s classic, “Et si tu n’existais pas – If you didn’t exist.”:
Location: Los Angeles, CA – will travel