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Jessica Vigneault (daughter of Quebec folk singer Gilles Vigneault) started her formal music studies with the classical piano and then moved on to jazz. She has had the opportunity to work as a singer with many Montreal jazz musicians and to take part, on a number of occasions, in the Montreal and Quebec jazz festivals, OFF Festival de jazz de Montréal and the Évidemment jazz series.
While still pursuing her singing, she took part in many collective events, including Les Refrains d’abord and Monique Giroux’s Cabarets des refrains, Francofolies de Montréal, the 2006 gala of the Pantheon of Canadian Authors and Composers, and the opening ceremonies of Quebec’s 400th anniversary celebrations. She also participated in The Secret Mountain children’s books, CDs and shows.
In 2010, during what was a personal journey, nurtured over a long period of time, she produced Un jour, la nuit, which includedher first four singles with both classical and jazz influences. Her show Un jour, la nuit was also presented on several occasions in Quebec, most notably as a quintet at the Outremont Theatre.
With a passion for musical diversity, Jessica loves the Brazilian music of Paulo Ramos, Bïa, Trio Expresso and pays tribute to Sylvain Lelièvre in Salut Sylvain! along with Philippe Noireaut and Annie Poulain. Jessica worked with Karen Young on a benefit for the commemoration of the Armenian genocide and the Alzheimer's Walk in Quebec City.