An Evening With Jean-Claude Vannier in person (French pop's most famous arranger!)

Co-presented by Finders Keepers Records/B-Music

“Vannier’s string and choral arrangements have a total sense of OTHERNESS and are indeed unlike anyone else’s.” — Tim Gane, Stereolab

If you’ve ever in your life heard French pop music from the last four decades that moved you, then you’ve been touched by the genius of Jean-Claude Vannier. JCV’s not only responsible for arrangements for virtually every Gallic pop star of note (from Gainsbourg to Francoise Hardy, Michel Polnareff, Brigitte Fontaine, Jane Birkin and Gilbert Becaud, to name but a handful), but also for several startling and wholly unique albums under his own name, and countless French film and television soundtracks to boot! Jean-Claude’s done it all, has collaborated with all, knows everyone in the whole of French music — and (can you believe it?) will be with us live on the Cinefamily stage, for an in-depth Q&A moderated by Andy Votel of Finders Keepers Records that takes us on a guided tour of his impeccable career. You’ll also see clips from films Jean-Claude has scored, his early-’70s work with fashion maven Yves St. Laurent, and you’ll hear some exclusive tracks from Jean-Claude’s two new LPs on Finders Keepers. No tried-and-true music fan can go without missing this one-of-a-kind special night!

Make sure to see Jean-Claude Vannier, appearing with Beck, Sean Lennon, Mike Patton, and more at the Hollywood Bowl on the Serge Gainsbourg Tribute, Sunday, August 28! Go to for tickets and information.

Watch Jean Claude Vannier’s “L’Enfant La Mouche Et Les Allumettes” accompanying the 1971 Yves Saint-Laurent fashion line!
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