The Cécile Verny Quartet is a jazz band from Freiburg , in the major international jazz festival in Juan-les-Pins received prizes.
Frontwoman and namesake of the quartet is on the Ivory Coast born and raised in France singer Cécile Verny . She is accompanied by Bernd Heitzler on bass, Andreas Erchinger on piano / synthesizer and Lars Binder on drums (until 2009Torsten Krill ). Its beginnings in 1987 found the quartet Strasbourg .
African roots, French song tradition and jazz singing are important sources for the rhythmically stimulating blend of chanson, Scat Singing, Blues and Swing , which are presented in French and English. For the CD European Songbookemployed the quartet respected arrangers, such as Michael Gibbs or Carinne Bonnefoy