Johanne Desforges is a natural. She makes it look easy. Her solid jazz roots give an assurance to her adventurous, risk-taking singing. Long years of experience provide a safety net for her impassioned high wire act.
Her wide range gives voice to a multitude of emotions and experiences; a big voice, combining a hint of roughness with an ease of execution.
Johanne's love affair with music is shared with a tightly knit group of musicians well in tune with her highly personal approach. The resulting performances of jazz standards glow with a subtle warmth, pulse with a swing and a groove which is also evident in Johanne's original compositions in French and English.
Taken from liner notes.
Pierre de Chocqueuse
Jazzman magazine Paris