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“JAZZ…PLUS…TRAINS & BOATS & PLANES (Life On Ze Road).” Tom McKenzie, Bassist. Gwen Sampé, Chanteuse, Composer. 20 November 2016. 19h15. (Paris Expat Soirées Dinner. Meet New People)

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Sunday 20 November 2016 at 19h15

(Paris Expat Soirée Dinner. Meet New People)
“JAZZ…PLUS…TRAINS & BOATS & PLANES (Life On Ze Road)” 

Our Special Guests Are:

Gwen Sampé
Chanteuse, Composer

Tom McKenzie
Bassist

Tommie Lee McKenzie (bassist) and Gwen Sampé (vocalist) will perform and relate stories and anecdotes about their lives as travelling musicians.
They have each travelled the world as solo artists and as accompanists for many well-known and not-so-known artists and shows.

Lots of name-dropping, inspirations, humor, and horror stories, but no dirt.

Gwen Sampé is a singer, composer, arranger, teacher, choir director, and workshop facilitator with a background as rich and diverse as her talents. A native of Houston, Texas, Gwen Sampé now resides in Provence and Paris where she teaches and performs regularly.

Tom McKenzie is originally from New York and has had an international career for 30 plus years playing in a wide variety of venues: churches, theatres, concerts, festivals, recording studios. He has also been a street musician. He has worked in the US, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.

Please visit: www.gwensampe.com

Address: At a trendy and fun new venue – a French bistro in the Marais –  just behind BHV. at the metro Hotel de Ville (ligne 1).

GREAT FRENCH FOOD. We’ll confirm the exact address details with the reservation!

It’s €25.00 (EXACT CHANGE) for a fun dinner. NEW FORMULA: Dinner is two courses and includes a glass of wine.
All additional beverages must be ordered from and paid for directly to the bistro.

A fun dinner, a great topic, meeting and networking with, fun, new international people.

Reserve on parissoirees@gmail.com WITH YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER PLEASE

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Sunday 27 November 2016. 19h15: Lisa Anselmo Will Present Her Memoire – “My (Part-Time) Paris Life.”
The UPS and DOWNS of Parisian Expat Life. Reserve on  parissoirees@gmail.com

“MUSIC AND BEAUTIFUL WORDS. JAZZ:” Special Guests are Sojourner Ahébée, White House Honored Poet. Kemi Bennings, Producer, Writer/Poet, Creative Director. Tom McKenzie, Bassist. Sun 7 August, 2016 (Paris Expat Soirée Dinner. Meet New People)

 

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Sunday 7 August  2016 at 19h15

” Music.And Beautiful Words, Jazz.”

Special Guests Are:

Sojourner Ahébée
Poet

Kemi Bennings
Performance

Tom McKenzie
Jazz Bassist
(Jazz. Standards. Pop)



SOJOURNER AHEBEE

In 2013, Sojourner Ahébée,served as a  National Student Poet, the nation’s highest honor for youth-poets presenting original work.

Sojourner was invited to the White House by First Lady, Michelle Obama, to garner her award.

Born in Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa, she currently resides in between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Stanford, California.

 where she is an undergraduate at Stanford University, pursuing a major in Comparative Literature.

This summer,  Sojourner is a 2016 BOSP Continuation International Fellow for the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University.

She is currently serving as the Paris intern for the Wells International Foundation.

KEMI BENNINGS

Kemi is a producer, writer/poet, creative director, cultural curator, arts activist and CEO of Evolve! Artists Live.

Evolve! is an event promotions and live music theatrical production company

that has a strong commitment to build community and cultivate independent art and music scenes around the globe.

In another dimension, she practices as a nurse/health educator and holistic life coach, focusing on the total wellness of the individual.

TOM MCKENZIE

Says Tom about his instrument:
“La Contrebasse.  La Grand-mère.  String bass.  Bass fiddle.  Double bass.  Bull bass.  Bass viol.

She is called by many names and her function in any musical ensemble is to, “basically”, lay down the groove: provide the bottom (base) of the harmony and rhythm.

But, her melodic range is broad, and she can sing you to tears as well as make you feel that thump in your rump.”

Tom McKenzie is originally from New York and has had an international career for 30 plus years playing in a wide variety of venues: churches, theatres, concerts, festivals, recording studios. He has also been a street musician. He has worked in the US, Europe Africa and the Caribbean.


Address: At a fun new venue – a French Bistro –  in the Marais just behind BHV at the metro Hotel de Ville (ligne 1). GREAT FRENCH FOOD. Address details with the reservation.

It’s €25.00 (EXACT CHANGE) for a fun dinner. NEW FORMULA: Dinner is two courses and includes a glass of wine or a beverage. All additional beverages must be ordered from and paid for directly to the bistro.

A fun dinner, a great topic, meeting and networking with, fun, new international people.

Reserve on parissoirees@gmail.com WITH YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER PLEASE

 

Mark Your Calendar.

Sunday 14 August 2016. 19h15: Special Guest to be announced
Reserve on  parissoirees@gmail.com
Tap into Parler Paris … written by Adrian Leeds, a long time resident of Le Marais
and an American in Paris for more than 20 years, brings you Mondays and Wednesdays
an “insider” view on life in Paris with tips on how to maneuver the system for working,
living, visiting, and particularly investing in property in Paris and France! Subscribe today:
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Patricia is a dynamic woman in Paris (Profile N° 6):

“JAZZ. MUSIC. JAMES BALDWIN. THE INSIDE STORY: “His Place in Provence:” A Project To Benefit Artists/Writers.” Special Guests are Shannon Cain Of “His Place In Provence.” Tom McKenzie, Bassist. Sunday 31 July 2016. (Paris Expat Soirée Dinner. Meet New People)

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(Paris Expat Soirée Dinner. Meet New People)
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FOR EXPATS OF ALL ORIGINS. FRENCH. VISITORS!

Sunday 31 July 2016 at 19h15
“JAZZ.  MUSIC. JAMES BALDWIN. THE INSIDE STORY: “His Place in Provence:” A Project To Benefit Artists And Writers.”
Special Guests Are:

Shannon Cain of
“His Place In Provence”

Tom M Kenzie
Bassist

SHANNON CAIN

Of

“His Place In Provence,”
whose mission is to protect, acquire and renovate James Baldwin’s former home in Provence and to convert it to a residence for artists and writers.

A Conversation about L’Ancienne Maison Baldwin,  

Internationally acclaimed writer and cultural icon James Baldwin found a second home in France, and he was granted the country’s highest order of merit,
the Legion d’Honneur, in 1986.

And yet today, Baldwin’s sole geographic legacy, the house in St. Paul-de-Vence where he lived for seventeen years until his death, is under threat. The land speculation company that owns the house and its ten surrounding acres has plans to install eighteen luxury condos on the property...

James Baldwin’s unflinching analysis of tormented dynamics that continue to plague Western societies, combined with his manifold literary gifts, have made him an increasingly inspirational figure both in the United States and throughout the English-speaking world.

And he deserves far greater stature in France, both as one of the archetypal American expats—in the same pantheon as Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Stein—and as a distinctly Black writer whose words speak with more currency than ever to the ongoing struggle for equality in our increasingly fractured societies.. 

The time is ripe for a Franco-American collaboration that would preserve his longtime home, much of which remains salvageable. This estate is the most logical site for a center devoted to promoting the art and ideas that unite us all—a residence for writers, a gathering venue for thinkers and activists, and a place to pay homage and reflect on the achievement that was James Baldwin’s remarkable life.

The time is ripe for a Franco-American collaboration that would preserve his longtime home, much of which remains salvageable. This estate is the most logical site for a center devoted to promoting the art and ideas that unite us all—a residence for writers, a gathering venue for thinkers and activists, and a place to pay homage and reflect on the achievement that was James Baldwin’s remarkable life.

Please visit:

www.hisplaceinprovence.org

TOM MCKENZIE

Says Tom about his instrument:
“La Contrebasse.  La Grand-mère.  String bass.  Bass fiddle.  Double bass.  Bull bass.  Bass viol.

She is called by many names and her function in any musical ensemble is to, “basically”, lay down the groove: provide the bottom (base) of the harmony and rhythm.

But, her melodic range is broad, and she can sing you to tears as well as make you feel that thump in your rump.”

Tom McKenzie is originally from New York and has had an international career for 30 plus years playing in a wide variety of venues: churches, theatres, concerts, festivals, recording studios. He has also been a street musician. He has worked in the US, Europe Africa and the Caribbean.


Address: At a fun new venue – a French Bistro –  in the Marais just behind BHV at the metro Hotel de Ville (ligne 1). GREAT FRENCH FOOD. Address details with the reservation.

It’s €25.00 (EXACT CHANGE) for a fun dinner. NEW FORMULA: Dinner is two courses and includes a glass of wine or a beverage. All additional beverages must be ordered from and paid for directly to the bistro.

A fun dinner, a great topic, meeting and networking with, fun, new international people.

Reserve on parissoirees@gmail.com WITH YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER PLEASE

Mark Your Calendar.

Sunday 7 August  2016. 19h15: Special Guest to be announced.  Reserve on  parissoirees@gmail.com

Tap into Parler Paris … written by Adrian Leeds, a long time resident of Le Marais
and an American in Paris for more than 20 years, brings you Mondays and Wednesdays
an “insider” view on life in Paris with tips on how to maneuver the system for working,
living, visiting, and particularly investing in property in Paris and France! Subscribe today:
http://www.parlerparis.com

Patricia is a dynamic woman in Paris (Profile N° 6):

“ELECTRIC! JAZZ. MUSIC. SPECIAL WORDS!” Kemi Bennings, Producer, Writer/Poet, Creative Director, And CEO of Evolve! Artists Live. Tom McKenzie, Bassist. Sunday 24 July 2016. 19h15 (New Trendy Marais Location Behind BHV). Expat Soirée Dinner. Meet New People

“ELECTRIC! JAZZ. MUSIC. SPECIAL WORDS!” Kemi Bennings, Producer, Writer/Poet, Creative Director, And CEO of Evolve! Artists Live. Tom McKenzie, Bassist. Patricia’s Paris Expats Soirees Dinner. Sunday 24 July 2016. 19h15 (Expat Soirée. Meet New People. (New Trendy Marais Location Behind BHV).

 

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Sunday 24 July 2016 at 19h15

“ELECTRIC. JAZZ. SPECIAL WORDS”
Special Guests Are:
Kemi Bennings
Producer, Writer/Poet, Creative Director, Cultural Curator, Arts Activist And CEO

Tom M Kenzie
Bassist

“A Summer In Paris”

Like a Summer in Paris, … at night
Far away from all my worries, … I can live again
Far away from the cold, I run away …. to Paris

(Lyrics by Anggun)

KEMI BENNINGS

It’s like where Lois Lane meets Superwoman…

Kemi is a producer, writer/poet, creative director, cultural curator, arts activist and CEO of
Evolve! Artists Live.

Evolve! is an event promotions and live music theatrical production company that has a strong commitment to build community and
cultivate independent art and music scenes around the globe. In another dimension, she practices as a nurse/health educator and holistic life coach,
focusing on the total wellness of the individual.

Kemi has been producing shows and intimate cultural/creative experiences since 2002, and has had the opportunity to work with many stellar artists.
She has also been a force amongst the trailblazers and pillars in Atlanta.

From musical theatricals, art installations to creative conceptualization and direction, her passion lies in producing thought-provoking and entertaining programming. Kemi states ” I am still fascinated at how visions seem to seep into my psyche from a “higher source” and how the fusion of multimedia, technology and other disciplines enhances the magical experiences of the viewer.” A few notable and ongoing projects include
Soul Sista’s Juke Joint, A Great Day In Atlanta and Ministers of Sound.

TOM MCKENZIE

Says Tom about his instrument:
“La Contrebasse.  La Grand-mère.  String bass.  Bass fiddle.  Double bass.  Bull bass.  Bass viol.She is called by many names and her function in any musical ensemble is to, “basically”, lay down the groove: provide the bottom (base) of the harmony and rhythm.

But, her melodic range is broad, and she can sing you to tears as well as make you feel that thump in your rump.”

Tom McKenzie is originally from New York and has had an international career for 30 plus years playing in a wide variety of venues: churches, theatres, concerts, festivals, recording studios. He has also been a street musician. He has worked in the US, Europe Africa and the Caribbean.


Address: At a fun new venue – a French Bistro. In the Marais just behind BHV at the metro Hotel de Ville (Ligne 1). GREAT FRENCH FOOD. Address details with the reservation.

It’s €25.00 (EXACT CHANGE) for a fun dinner. NEW FORMULA: Dinner is two courses and includes a glass of wine or a beverage. All additional beverages must be ordered from and paid for directly to the bistro.

A fun dinner, a great topic, meeting and networking with, fun, new international people.

Reserve on parissoirees@gmail.com WITH YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER PLEASE

Mark Your Calendar.

Sunday 31 July  2016. 19h15: Special Guest IS Shannon Cain of “His Place In Provence,” whose mission is to protect, acquire and renovate James Baldwin’s former home in Provence and to convert it to a residence for artists and writers.  .  Reserve on  parissoirees@gmail.com

Tap into Parler Paris … written by Adrian Leeds, a long time resident of Le Marais
and an American in Paris for more than 20 years, brings you Mondays and Wednesdays
an “insider” view on life in Paris with tips on how to maneuver the system for working,
living, visiting, and particularly investing in property in Paris and France! Subscribe today:
http://www.parlerparis.com

Patricia is a dynamic woman in Paris (Profile N° 6):

“A Little Night Music. Celebrating Summer In Paris.” Angelique: Vocalist And Songwriter. Tom McKenzie: Bassist. Sun 17 July 2016 (Expat Soirée Dinner. Meet New People.) A Fun New Bistro In The Marais.

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Happy Bastille Day!
Reserve on parissoirees@gmail.com with your telephone number please.
THANK YOU FOR FORWARDING TO FRIENDS!

SOIREES EVERY SUNDAY!

(Expat Soirée Dinner. Meet New People)
THANK YOU FOR FORWARDING TO FRIENDS!
FOR EXPATS OF ALL ORIGINS. FRENCH. VISITORS!
Sunday 17 July 2016 at 19h15
“A Little  Night Music.Celebrating Summer In Paris “

Our Special Guests Are:

Tom McKenzie: Bassist
(Standards. Jazz. Pop.)

Angelique:  Vocalist.  Songwriter
(www.angeliquemusic.com)

“A Summer In Paris”Like a Summer in Paris, … at night
Far away from all my worries, … I can live again
Far away from the cold, I run away …. to Paris(Lyrics by Anggun)

ANGELIQUE

Multi-lingual singer-songwriter Angélique Music has been making music as long as she can remember. She has memories of standing on stage at the age
of four singing at the top of her lungs while enjoying the applause of her kindergarten class.

Graduating college at the age of 19 with a degree in French in addition to minors in Music and Spanish, Angélique Music has achieved amazing success
as an independent artist due to her “Neo Soul with a Touch of Funk” music being embraced by over 10,000 fans and hundreds of radio stations.

Her soulful voice and live performances are passionate, and she has played just about every imaginable venue –from amphitheaters to community
theaters, festivals to churches; from sidewalk cafes to busking along the Seine in Paris and from the House of Blues to numerous international music
events in places like France, Japan, London, and Australia.

TOM MCKENZIE

Says Tom about his instrument:
“La Contrebasse.  La Grand-mère.  String bass.  Bass fiddle.  Double bass.  Bull bass.  Bass viol.She is called by many names and her function in any musical ensemble is to, “basically”, lay down the groove: provide the bottom (base) of the harmony and rhythm.

But, her melodic range is broad, and she can sing you to tears as well as make you feel that thump in your rump.”

Tom McKenzie is originally from New York and has had an international career for 30 plus years playing in a wide variety of venues: churches, theatres, concerts, festivals, recording studios. He has also been a street musician. He has worked in the US, Europe Africa and the Caribbean.


Address: At a fun new venue – a French Bistro –  in the Marais just behind BHV at the metro Hotel de Ville. GREAT FRENCH FOOD. Address details with the reservation.

It’s €25.00 (EXACT CHANGE) for a fun dinner.NEW FORMULA: Dinner is two courses and includes a glass of wine. All additional beverages must be ordered from and paid for directly to the bistro.

A fun dinner, a great topic, meeting and networking with, fun, new international people.

Reserve on parissoirees@gmail.com WITH YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER PLEASE

“Celebrating The First Days Of A Summer In Paris.” Celebrated Bassist Tom McKenzie. Sunday July 3, 2016. 19h15 (Expat Soirée Dinner. Meet New People)

VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE!: http://patriciasparissoirees.com/
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Photo: Peter Schlipf

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THANK YOU FOR FORWARDING TO FRIENDS!

SOIREES EVERY SUNDAY!

(Expat Soirée Dinner. Meet New People)

THANK YOU FOR FORWARDING TO FRIENDS!

FOR EXPATS OF ALL ORIGINS. FRENCH. VISITORS!

Sunday 3 July 2016 at 19h15

“Celebrating The First Days Of A Summer In Paris “

Our Special Guests Is Bassist Tom McKenzie

(Standards. Jazz. Pop.)

“A Summer In Paris”

Like a Summer in Paris, … at night
Far away from all my worries, … I can live again
Far away from the cold, I run away …. to Paris

(Lyrics by Anggun)

Tom McKenzie

Says Tom about his instrument:

“La Contrebasse.  La Grand-mère.  String bass.  Bass fiddle.  Double bass.  Bull bass.  Bass viol.

She is called by many names and her function in any musical ensemble is to, “basically”, lay down the groove: provide the bottom (base) of the harmony and rhythm.

But, her melodic range is broad, and she can sing you to tears as well as make you feel that thump in your rump.”

Tom McKenzie is originally from New York and has had an international career for 30 plus years playing in a wide variety of venues: churches, theatres, concerts, festivals, recording studios. He has also been a street musician. He has worked in the US, Europe Africa and the Caribbean.

It’s €25.00 (EXACT CHANGE) for a fun dinner.

Address: At a fun venue in the center of Paris. Address details with the reservation.

A fun dinner, a great topic, meeting and networking with, fun, new international people.

Reserve on parissoirees@gmail.com WITH YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER PLEASE