Jessica Fichot
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Jessica Fichot

Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States
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"Seven Days Vermont"

"a melange of multicultural inspiration as rich and nuanced as her gorgeous expressive singing voice." - Margot Harrison

"Pasadena Weekly"

"Jessica Fichot melds childlike sweetness with grown-up savoir faire."
- by Bliss

"LA Weekly"

"delightful, as pure an instrument channeled through lovely evocations of love and love lost as you’ll ever hear. There is an innocence and beauty all over Le Chemin that is sadly rare but wholly welcome in a relentlessly ugly world." - Michael Simmons

"San Francisco Chronicle"

"a delicious blend of acoustic styles delivered with syncopated verve by her quartet." - Andrew Gilbert

"Detroit Metro Times"

Her worldly tunes (are) delivered with a wholesome sweetness. - by Megan O'Neil

"Real Talk L.A."

"Globalization may have its critics, but surely none would object to one of its finer imports of late: multiethnic, multilingual chanteuse and songwriter Jessica Fichot (...) The well-traveled troubadour makes music that is truly international in its sound, style and spirit. In her debut album, Fichot takes listeners on a musical excursion that begins with the French chanson tradition and moves with ease into gypsy jazz, Chinese and Latin folk music and classic American song (...)

This breezy confidence in her ability to cross boundaries, both linguistic and musical, shines through on her stunning debut."
- by Phat X. Chiem


"I was completely knocked out by it (the album) It's a very fresh and energetic sound. There are not that many people making this kind of music - even in France." - by Tom Schnabel


Traipsing a Basque-inflected pirouette through the nomadic trails of France and the Far East, Jessica Fichot's multi-ethnic French-Chinese-American influences burst into vivid life on her debut album, The Path. It's a longing, variegated collection of gypsy jazz, Silk Route-style folk, and Americana storytelling. Tonight, she plays at the appropriately Spanish-styled El Cid alongside dreamy, space-rocking locals Pink Mochi.
- Lucinda Knapp

"L.A. Jazz Scene"

French Jazz that is celebratory and full of verve. - Chris Walker

"California Tour and Travel"

Listening to Jessica Fichot is sing, play piano, accordion and even trumpet is like taking a stroll through the streets of Paris on a beautiful spring day. Unquestionably, her sensibilities on her self-produced CD are French, with a beautiful balance of enchanting singing and tasteful instrumentation through the combination of 20 different musicians. <...> The overall feeling is French Chanteuse that is like fine pastry, light, tantilizing and irresistable. - by Chris J. Walker

"Santa Barbara Newspress"

(...) a unique sound that blends vintage French chanteuse style music with modern-day singer-songwriter notions. - Jo Woodard

"Monterey County Weekly"

Jessica Fichot (...) has built a gorgeous globe-spanning repertoire. - Andrew Gilbert


Le Chemin (released April 2007)
Le Secret (released June 2012)

The album has been played on:
* KCRW 89.9FM in Los Angeles, CA
* KPFK 90.7FM in Los Angeles, CA
* KUT 90.5FM in Austin, TX
* KXLU 88.9FM in Los Angeles, CA
* KUAC-FM 89.9FM in Fairbanks, Alaska
* KCBX 89.5FM in Santa Barbara, CA
* CFRO Co-Op Radio 102.7FM in Vancouver, B.C., CANADA
* Radio Fedra 106.8 Mh FM in Zrenjanin, SERBIA
* KVRX 91.7FM in Austin, TX
* KUCR 88.3FM in Riverside, CA
* Radio Vallekas Madrid, Spain
* WXPN 88.5FM in Philadelphia, PA
* ACRN 99.3FM in Athens, OH
* CILU 102.7FM in Thunder Bay, Ontario
* CJSR 88FM in Edmonton, Alberta
* KBSU 91FM in Boise, ID
* KBUT 90.3FM in Crested Butte, CO
* KBVR 88.7FM in Corvalis, OR
* KCSB 91.9FM in Santa Barbara, CA
* KDNK 88.1FM in Carbondale CO
* KDUP 1580AM in Portland, OR
* KFAI 90.3FM in Minneapolis, MN
* KGLT 91.9FM in Bozeman, MT
* KMUD 91.1FM in Redway, CA
* KMXT 100.1FM in Kodiak, AK
* KOOP/KVRX 91.7FM in Austin, TX
* KPFA 94.1FM in San Francisco, CA
* KRFC 88.9FM in Fort Collins, CO
* KWCW 90.5FM in Walla, Walla, WA
* KZMU 90.1FM in Moab, UT
* RLC/WVPH 90.3FM in Piscataway, NJ
* WCUR 91.7FM in Philadelphia, PA
* WDCE 90.1FM in Richmond, VA
* WERW 1570AM in Syracuse, NY
* WLEZ 103.7FM in Jackson, MS
* WMPG 90.9FM in Portland, ME
* WNMC 90.7FM in Traverse City, MI
* WPHS 89.1FM in Detroit, MI
* WRIR 97.3FM in Richmond, VA
* WSPN 91.1FM in Saratoga Springs, NY
* WXOU 88.3FM in Rochester, MI

and many more...



Los-Angeles based chanteuse/songwriter Jessica Fichot is a lot like her hometown of Paris: French at heart, but with a soul that's truly international. Drawing from her multi-ethnic French / Chinese / American upbringing, her music fuses styles and languages, taking the listener on a twisting journey out of the French chanson tradition, into the lands of gypsy jazz, Chinese and Latin American folk music, and into the wilderness of her imagination.

Born in U.S. to a French father and Chinese mother, Jessica was raised in France in a multicultural environment. After graduating from both the School of Audio Engineering in Paris and Berklee College of Music in Boston, Jessica began writing children's music for educational programs (her work now includes over a hundred songs published in a dozen countries.) But it is only after she moved to Los Angeles that Jessica began writing the songs that would eventually form the backbone of her debut album “Le Chemin.” Singing in French, Chinese and Spanish, Jessica also taught herself accordion for the project, and introduced less traditional instruments ranging from toy piano to clarinet and glockenspiel.

Following the success of her first release, Jessica Fichot has brought her songs to audiences in France, Mexico, China, Canada and across the U.S., backed by an amazing quartet of clarinet/sax/flute, upright bass, guitar, and drums. Now armed with a new album "Le Secret", she brings her songs to audiences around the world.