Mediterranean by heart, Parisian by birth, New Yorker by choice and Latin by soul!
Pascalito (aka Pascal Sabattier) is a French singer, songwriter and poet living in New York.
Born in Paris of Mediterranean background, Pascalito grew up in a very musical family. His grandfather was a ladino cantor in Algeria, his mother Liane Sab is a jazz singer and his uncle Paul Ohayon was a big figure singer, songwriter and dancer of the Paris tango scene. His musical identity reflects his cultural diversity as well as other influences including a love for Brazilian music and a strong disposition for poetry.
This modern troubadour crooner expatriated in New York since 1998 likes to call his music ''World Chansons'': a colorful neo-retro fusion of chanson française, jazz and World music (bossa nova, tango, rumba, middle eastern, beguine….)
In 2006 and 2007, Pascalito started creating a buzz and a cult following performing at a series of big events in New York City including the ''Fete de la Musique'' (World Music Day) and the Bastille Day NYC edition where he delivered a magic public performance on the 60th Street Summer Stage mesmerizing thousands of people with his sultry expressive voice and magnetic stage presence.
His debut album ''Le Blues d’Orphée'' (Orfeus Blues) combines original material, clever adaptations with poetic French lyrics and refreshing reinterpretation of a few classics from Orfeo Negro to Jacques Brel. A real world music project by definition as it was produced between Paris and New York combining the work of top musicians and arrangers like Stan Lafferiere, Daniel Colin, Thomas Foyer and Cyril Moreno. With 13 romantic and groovy tunes, this album is a perfect companion for intimate or festive soirées, provides quality lounge, dance and film music. Pascalito’s expressive and sensual tenor voice, his delicate phrasing and evocative words guide the listener through this musical and poetic journey at the crossroads of different cultures and generations.
A true song and sound stylist!
You can hear in Pascalito a rich and colorful blend of cherished influences such as Caetano Veloso, Henri Salvador , David Linx, Chet Baker, Abbey Lincoln, Mark Murphy, Claude Nougaro, Jacques Brel, Elvis, Sinatra, Carlos Gardel, Salim Halili, Charles Aznavour and even Edith Piaf...
Inspired by all these legendary artists and his own roots, Pascalito has defined a very versatile yet distinctive style.