PRESS 

 

‘Absolutely stunning.’ ★★★★★ - DE PAROOL (2017)

 

‘Charlotte sings in a beautifully authentic and intimate fashion.’   - NRC

 

‘A fascinating voice.’ - SENA PERFORMERS MAGAZINE

 

‘The subtle worldly shades are priceless and give the soulful songs a colorful subtone. Haesen's voice is crystalline and powerful’ - LIVE XS

 

‘And what about the singer Charlotte Haesen? She grew up in the Euregion – A future ray of hope for the Jazz from that region.’      - JAZZISM

 

’You can definitely say that 'Salomé' was a very meritorious debut of a quirky and ambitious lady.’- Muziek from NL

 

‘Charlotte Haesen enchants with her voice, timing and her wonderful performance. (...) she provides for goosebumps and unexpected tears. After the performance on Podium Witteman it is clear from the enthusiastic reviews that she can’t stay a public secret any longer.’ - UITZINNIG.NL

 

‘The songs of Haesen are original, compact, exciting and melodious.' - DE PAROOL (2011)

HIGHLIGHTS 

 

- 2011 Winner of the Euregio Jazz Award

Graduation at the conservatory of Amsterdam - Vocal Jazz 

Release first album ‘Salomé’ 

- 2012 Winner of the public price at the 28th Concours de la Chanson Alliance Francaise.

- 2013 Release ‘Daylight EP’ 

- 2014 Winner of the ‘Best music video’ of the year and of the ‘Best upcoming young director’ for Noamir at the Luxemburg VideoClip Awards for 'The Land you Belong'.

- 2015 Release album ‘Inner Ghosts’ 

- 2017 Release album ‘Café des Chansons’ in collaboration with musicians of the Dutch Philharmonic Orchestra. 

'Café des Chansons' nr. 5 in the Concerto Plato World Top 10 & in the Mania Magazine.

 

DISCOGRAPHIE

 

Charlotte Haesen Quintet - SALOMé - 2011

Charlotte - DAYLIGHT - 2013  

Charlotte - INNER GHOSTS - 2015

Lucy Echo - FEED THE BIRDS - 2015

Lucy Echo - THE WAY - 2016

Charlotte Haesen Quintet - HIBERNATION - 2017

Charlotte Haesen & Tobalita String Quartet -

CAFé DES CHANSONS- 2017



ABOUT

The singer Charlotte Haesen was born in Amsterdam in 1987. She has origins from France, The Netherlands and Burundi and grows up at the border between French speaking Belgium and The Nederlands. She studies jazz singing at the Amsterdam University of the Arts.

Known to be active in various musical genres, she has won the EuJazz Award, the public prize of the Dutch Alliance Française competition and received several rewards for her videoclips. Being a uniquely versatile artist, Haesen has performed with different formations at festivals and clubs in over 15 countries worldwide.

 

CAFé DES CHANSONS (2017)

On a sunny Saturday afternoon she sang French chansons at Amsterdam’s Noordermarkt, where she was discovered by viola player Odile Torenbeek. The next step was the founding of the highly acclaimed ensemble 'Café des Chansons':

Leading arrangers such as Paul Prenen and Wijnand van Klaveren arranged some of the most beautiful French chansons around Charlotte’s own particular sound, anchoring it in a string quartet ensemble from the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra.

Odile and Charlotte release their first album in 2017. It ends up nr. 5 in the Concerto Plato World Top 10 & in the Mania Magazine.

 

A PECULIAR WORLD & 2 SOLO ALBUMS - SALOMé (2011) & INNER GHOSTS (2015)

The music of Charlotte sometimes mixes world music and pop, sometimes singer-songwriting with jazz. Her sense of style and her artistic visual approach is always supported by high level jazz & classical musicians. 

Her very first album, named after her little sister 'Salomé', comes out end of 2011. The CD is produced by Charlotte with very little money and some friends. It was recorded in a little rented house in the Belgian Ardennes. The 10 original compositions of Charlotte bring together musicians from Curaçao, Iceland, Letvia, Luxembourg and Lithuania.

Song from the album Salomé (2011). Composition by C. Haesen.

Song from the album Salomé (2011). Composition by M. Cudars & C. Haesen.


Her second album entitled ‘Inner Ghosts’ comes out in 2015. This time, Charlotte is surrounded by the Luxembourgish musicians Jérôme Klein, Pol Belardi and Aloyse Weyler. She works intensively with this project for 3 years.

Vidéo directed by the duo Ma-ké.

Video directed by Marion Castéra. This video has been rewarded Best Videoclip of the year and Best Upcoming Director Awards at the Sonic Vision VideoClip Awards 2015.