"The timbre and temperament of Durandy's voice has that rare quality of being able to transport the listener to an ethereal place." Dimitry Ekshtut - Jazz Improv Magazine
Christelle Durandy's range is a mosaic, a cross-cultural jazz combination that draws upon a vast spectrum of Soul, Caribbean and Latin influences. The melodic threads of her musicianship transcend borders, and weave an international fabric rooted in Christelle’s artistry.
Christelle Durandy heads "Cinq TêTeS", an ensemble in which she showcases her loyal love for words and languages rhythmic concepts.
Preserving her stylings, Christelle brings her talent to diverse projects. She has been featured with the Paul Carlon Octet, Koko Jones and The Soul Spirit, Max Pollak RumbaTap, and Vocalenssia, a potent vocal combination with singer Sofia Tosello in which Christelle exhibits her talent as both a performer and arranger, just to name a few.
Of Reunion Island and French West Indies ancestry, Christelle Durandy combines colors of a rich tapestry of musical experiences as she began performing Gwo-ka music (from Guadeloupe) at an early age with her family-based troupe in France. Under their guidance, she honed in on musical skills that she later developed during her studies in Europe, Cuba, and The U.S.
Christelle has continually garnered critical praise for her passionate and fierce live performances, and has mesmerized audiences worldwide.