Press release

Press clippings:

“There exist some forms of music which just possess an infectious energy, a rhythm and emotion that cannot easily be resisted. When combined with exemplary musicianship and fun personalities, it leads to an entire theatre full of people tapping their toes, and literally stomping their feet. The music in this case is Gypsy Jazz, and the personalities are Christine Tassan et Les Imposteures.”
Kelowna Daily Courier – By Neville Bowman, March 3rd, 2017

“Christine Tassan defied gypsy-jazz conventions.” “Despite the name of her quartet—Les imposteures—Christine Tassan adds a special authenticity to the April in Paris festival in Vancouver this weekend.” – By Tony Montague, April 19, 2012

“Our inspiration comes very much from Django and [his long-time musical partner] Stéphane Grappelli, but you can feel influences from elsewhere,” she adds. “We mix genres a bit—for instance blending Django’s ‘Minor Swing’ with ‘Le Reel Mattawa’, written in a Québécois traditional vein. We compose quite a lot ourselves.” – By Tony Montague, April 19, 2012

“Their stage act is full of spirit, humour and camaraderie and they readily engage the audience, often venturing into the crowd while playing, making for a very down to earth but uplifting musical experience.”
CBC News, Saskatchewan

[translation] “A enchanting singer with a pretty voice, Christine Tassan is among the rare female lead guitarists playing gypsy swing… and she knows perfectly what she’s doing. Her delicate and clear phrasing always serves the music with some cleverly designed choruses. Her accomplices are in tune: instrumental skills, set up, challenging vocal harmonies, polished arrangements, free flowing swing, infectious enthusiasm… In short, here is a well-crafted and refreshing album! Quite normal, mind you, ‘cause it’s happy time! Great works, girls!”
Je chante Magazine (French magazine) – Francis Couvreux, January, 2013

[translation] “Quite an achievement this 3rd album by Christine Tassan and her impostors. C’est l’heure de l’apéro – which says it all, almost – offers creative swing, nice songs, a lot of humour and sensitivity. The all-woman band’s touch…!” – By Stoche, November 2, 2012

[translation] “Unflagging energy and flawless complicity.” –Daniel Aubry, October 29, 2012

Press articles:

>> Kreiszeitung – « The Imposteures in Germany » – Sept. 2019
>> La Source – « Gypsy jazz resounds on Canadian soil » – Sept. 2019 – Curtis Seufer
>> Massive – « Les Imposteures at Django In June » – June 2019 – Chris Dondoros
>> Kelowna Daily Courier – « An entire theatre full of people tapping their toes » – 2017
>> Boulevard Magazine – Victoria – « Gypsy jazz with a female heart » – 2017
>> Oak Bay News – « Songstress brings Gypsy jazz to Upstairs Lounge » – 2017
>> – Vancouver – “Christine Tassan defied gypsy-jazz convention” – April 2012 – by Tony Montague
>> CBC Saskatchewan – Vancouver – “An evening of gypsy jazz performed by two amazing groups” – October 2010 – by CBC

>> French articles