“Jazz with a French accent!”
Aymeric Frerejean is a French singer, songwriter and pianist living in São Paulo, Brazil. His music is a blend of jazz and pop and he is often compared to Jamie Cullum or Michael Bublé. He has recently released his first album "Overseas Telegram", featuring acoustic covers of classics like Stevie Wonder's “Overjoyed” or Tina Turner “The Best”, and a selection of his best original songs.
Aymeric was born in Paris and music has always been part of his life and he began playing the piano and composing at a very young age. That's why, after graduating from Law School he decided to make a radical turn and follow his passion. He soon got a regular gig, playing piano at the legendary Bœuf sur le Toit, one of the historical birthplaces of jazz in Paris. He performed for an international audience often comprised of celebrities such as Julio Iglesias, Scarlett Johansson, Barbara Hendricks and Julia Roberts.
His songwriting is influenced by people as diverse as Cole Porter, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Billy Joel and of course by the French chanson classics. He loves strong melodies and romantic lyrics. During his years at Le Boeuf, clients would often request very diverse songs. Sometimes they would even hum the melody to him ! He would play them by ear and write them down on his notebook to learn them at home. This played a major role in expanding his musical horizon and repertoire.
Paris also gave him his wife Paula, a bright Brazilian businesswoman who had crashed his birthday party. Needless to say he didn't mind and proposed her four months later! They moved to São Paulo soon after and Aymeric fell in love with Brazil. He had lived in Hong Kong and Tokyo when he was a kid and always had a strong appeal for other cultures, languages and landscapes. He was fluent in Portuguese within months and started getting work composing for film, TV and performing live for major luxury brands such as Moët-Hennessy.
He set up his own music production and publishing company, named Ritournelle and has created music for brands such as Stella Artois, Johnson & Johnson, M6 Télévision, Havaianas, Petrobras and Embraer. He talent was soon recognized and he was invited to write for acclaimed Brazilian singers such as Fabiana Cozza, Marina de la Riva and Luciana Mello
Aymeric has just released his first album, recorded with top Brazilian musicians who play with Ivan Lins, Djavan and Toquinho. He regularly performs in clubs and events in São Paulo and around the world. Aymeric is very excited to share this important moment with you! Come and join us to be part of this adventure !