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Sunday Brunch French Cabaret with Margot Sergent and Yael Dray

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Margot Sergent  is a classically-trained harp player and singer and has performed in orchestras, chamber groups, and as a soloist in France for ten years. In 2015, Margot moved to New York City from Paris where she was performing in several prominent jazz clubs such as 38 Riv, Club Rayé, and Baiser Salé, as well as other publicly sponsored musical events, such as Fête de la musique (the most important national event about music in France) and  Dialogue on Humanity in Lyon  (conferences withleading intellectuals, writers and poets of France and all the continents on the sustainable alternatives for the future in economy, education, health).

Margot has toured with two high-profile  big bands: a Brazilian jazz band with the notable bandleader Mônica Passos, where she had the honor to collaborate with legendary saxophonist Archie Shepp, and also a band led by French singer-songwriter Nolwen LeRoy, the best selling artist in France in 2011.

In 2011, while completing her studies in vocal performance, songwriting and jazz improvisation at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Margot decided to create her own project, So French Cabaret. Margot arranged French versions of hot jazz standards for a harp-based jazz quartet and quickly began booking performances.

Margot received an “Artist Visa” (a Visa to the United States granted in exceptional circumstances for extremely talented and culturally important artists) in January 2015, and was encouraged to develop So French Cabaret for New York audiences by Olivier Glissant, who produced one of Norah Jones’s recording. Since January 2015, So French Cabaret has performed in many European-themed cafes, jazz clubs and upscale social clubs in New York, such as the Flat, Matisse restaurant, Chez Oskar, Brasserie de Paris, Café du Soleil, O Cabanon, AOC, Gloo, BK9, Olivier Bistro,  Saju Bistro, Cornelia Street café, and Club Bonafide.

Margot Sergent and her So French Cabaret has been invited with increasing frequency to represent the connection between French and American culture in prominent public events, such as the 10th anniversary of the press French Morning, the Air France 5000 runners race in Central Park - Run for Life, and Albertine Library literary conferences. 





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Yael Dray is a French/Israeli Musician/Actress influenced by Rock, Gypsy Jazz and French music. She sings in many different languages including French, English, Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian or Russian. She has various Cabaret Shows running all year long in legendary venues such as : B.B.King, High-line Ballroom (NYC), Club Bonafide (NYC). She has performed in Dallas, Houston Coliseum, Austin Arena, Los Angeles Microsoft Theatre, Howard Theatre Washington D.C. As well as in Paris, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Sao Paolo.

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