Cécil L. Recchia & The Gumbo (Jazz),
Cecil L. Recchia studied classical piano and American literature before venturing into jazz music at the CIM in Paris.
In 2007, Cecil founded the Cid Azilis Project, a quartet in which she performs an original repertoire blending her own pieces with English and American poems (Shakespeare, Poe, Dickinson) set to her own music.
The 2008 Sunset/Sunside Awards brought Cecil L. Recchia to the public's attention and she has become a regular at Paris jazz venues.
That year she performed Jazz à la Récré concerts (EMI) for the release of the album of the same name which Didier Lockwood and Hal Singer worked on.
The project was a huge success, especially at the first ever Jazz for Kids event at the 2009 La Villette Jazz Festival. Her second album "Noël en Jazz" saw her perform the role of lead singer and arranger. She pursued her singing career in a variety of jazz and Brazilian music bands and was lucky enough to perform alongside Bob Stoloff and Barry Harris in master classes.
Her first successful album, Songs of the Tree: a tribute to Ahmad Jamal recorded with Vincent Bourgeyx, Manuel Marches and David Grebil, was an instant hit with the general public.
Cecil L Recchia has proved that she's a sure thing on the current jazz scene with her debut album.