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First live performance for Jacques
AT 70 years old French Mauritian Jacques Desfontaines is taking the plunge with his first live performance.
Desfontaines, pictured, who lives in Salisbury, will be singing at Salisbury Arts Centre in a Live Lunch session on Saturday, September 21 in a show he has dubbed a Vocal Randonnée.
In the first part he will accompany himself on classical guitar, with the second half seeing him joined by electric guitarist Pete Aves.
The performance, from noon to 2pm, will include Etta James’s At Last, Ray Charles’s Crying Time, Ella Fitzgerald’s Stormy Weather and Cole Porter’s Summertime.
He will finish his story of song with a demonstration of the benefits of using backing tracks as he performs Sinatra’s Fly me to the Moon, Nat King Cole’s Misty and others.