The French Connection
a transatlantic love-hate musical romance

America’s fascination for Parisian sophistication and joie de vivre rivals only that of the French for the vim and verve of the "American way of life". Join this parisienne chanteuse on a musical journey, back and forth across the big pond, and discover the delicate interplay between these two cultures and the musical bond they have forged over the years through this very American art form — Jazz. From Josephine Baker to Louis Armstrong, to the modern day’s Pink Martini and back again via Edith Piaf, Django Reinhardt and Michel Le GrandC’est Si Bon* to contemplate The Autumn Leaves while living La Vie en Rose** somewhere Beyond the Sea

*It's so good; **Life in Pink

Programs Past and Present...

Keri CHRYST

Jazz

Event
Venue
When?
Sponsored by:
Where?

Big Band Swing

The Venue

Oct

2022

Ellman's Music Center

Aurora, IL, USA

Keri Chryst & The French Connection

The Storm Celler

Oct

2022

Capital Jazz Society

Lincoln, NE, USA

Visiting Artist

Central High School

Oct

2022

Nebraska Arts Council & Omaha Public Schools

Omaha, NE, USA

Keri Chryst & The French Connection Copy

Blue Strawberry

Oct

2022

Blue Strawberry

St. Louis, MO, USA

Artist In Residence

The Unitarian Church Arts Center

Oct

2022

The Unitarian Church

Lincoln, NE, USA

Artist In Residence

The Unitarian Church Arts Center

Sep

2022

The Unitarian Church

Lincoln, NE, USA

Vendange Fête

Artisan Restaurant

Sep

2022

Delamar Hotel

Traverse City, MI, USA

Artist Residency

Grand Island Public Schools

May

2022

Nebraska Arts Council and GIPS

Grand Island, NE, USA

Hip Jazz Club

Imperial Palace

Mar

2022

Kristin Marion

Annecy, France

Faculty Concert

Elmhurst University

Dec

2021

Elmhurst Dept. of Music

Elmhurst, IL, USA

Artist Residency

Elmhurst University

Dec

2021

Elmhurst Dept. of Music

Elmhurst, IL, USA

Keri Chryst & Paul Keller Trio

Fishbone's Rhythm Kitchen Café

Nov

2021

Fishbone's

Southfield, MI, USA

Keri Chryst & Paul Keller Trio

Blue Llama Jazz Club

Nov

2021

Blue Llama Jazz Club

Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Keri Chryst & The French Connection

Blue Strawberry

Nov

2021

Blue Strawberry

St. Louis, MO, USA

Online Mini-Concert - Honoring 75th Anniversary of V-E Day

Facebook Live

May

2020

U.S. Embassy, Paris, France

Paris, France

Private Concert

The Kensington,

Nov

2019

HSPS

Hastings, NE, USA

Keri Chryst & The French Connection

Cafe Coda, Madison, WI

Oct

2019

Cafe Coda

Madison, WI, USA

Artists in Residence

Hastings H.S. Auditorium

Nov

2013

Private Donors

Hastings, NE, USA

Keri Chryst & The French Connection

Day Star, Chicago, IL

Oct

2013

SongShop Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA

Artist Residency

U.S. Embassy, Tanzania

Apr

2013

US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Artist Residency

Alliance Française

Mar

2012

U.S. Embassy, Cameroon

Bamenda, Cameroon

Artist Residency

U.S. Embassy, Togo

Jan

2012

US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services

Lomé, Togo

Artist Residency

U.S. Embassy, Djibouti

Nov

2011

US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services

Djibouti

Artist Residency

U.S. Embassy, Madagascar-Comoros

Nov

2011

US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services

Anjouan, Comoros

Artist Residency

U.S. Embassy, Swaziland

Oct

2011

US. State Dept. Africa Reg. Services

Mbabane, Eswatini

Artist Residency

Irion Hall

Oct

2022

Elmhurst Dept. of Music

Elmhurst, IL, USA

Artist In Residence

Irion Hall

Oct

2022

Elmhurst University Dept of Music

Elmhurst, IL, USA

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