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Chanteuse comes to the Blue Heron

Janet Rayor - Courtesy Photo
Janet Rayor
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Let French café music transport you back to Paris when Rouge, Seattle’s premiere nostalgic French music ensemble, performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Heron.

With renditions of Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Serge Gainsbourg and Pink Martini, Rouge’s repertoire runs the gamut from racing waltzes to romantic ballads and upbeat jazz swings. Singer and dancer Janet Rayor fronts with sensual vocals channeling the best French chanteuses throughout time in instantly recognizable classics such as “La Vie en Rose” and “Ne Me Quitte Pas.”

Rayor has performed in Seattle Opera’s “Pagliacci” and appears regularly with the Ruby Slippers Swing Band.

Rayor will be joined by Ruthie Dornfeld on violin and Toby Hanson on the accordion.

Tickets are $12 for VAA members, students or seniors and $16 for general admission. Tickets are available at VAA and

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