Madame Z combines a joie de vivre attitude with provocative lyricism. Her previous music projects have been described as “softly haunting” by the SF Deli Magazine, and “world traveling... a sound that tells a story, fluttering from intimate to intense” by the SF Bay Guardian.
Madame Z presents an alternative cabaret act accompanied by an eclectic backing band of jazz and Balkan brass musicians. She’s exploring the edge of jazz and finding the bridge to an ancient world sound. Influenced by the great voices of Edith Piaf and Billie Holiday, and the compositions of Gershwin, Madame Z explores jazz roots while adding contemporary relevance.
Madame Z's events are multi-faceted with horn sections, violins, cabaret dancers doing Fosse-Kelly style choreography, and an audience that oftenarrives in costume.
"Justine Lucas (aka Madame Z) is a San Francisco-born performer of original music. Her sounds span genres and decades, often paying homage to American Old Time, Jazz, Blues, and the Circus, while offering a fresh contemporary perspective. We were lucky enough to track her down and
ask her more about her work."
~ Asgard Press
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