Piaf at 100: an "encore" celebration of her Centennial at the Iridium (Jan 26th)

On Jan 26th, Myriam Phiro will guide us through the decadent world of Edith Piaf using her timeless songs to retell the life of this iconic performer. After successful performances of her debut cabaret show at 54 Below, the Metropolitan Room & Drom, Ms. Phiro, accompanied by a traditional musette band and multi-disciplinary backup singers, will recreate the brothels, circuses and nightclubs that created the great Piaf we all know, this time at the Iridium. The performance will last 75 minutes and is not to be missed!

2015 marked Edith Piaf's centennial. 'La Môme Piaf', as she was nicknamed, introduced America to the world of 'Chanson Réaliste'. Her songbook has become classic and still engages audiences worldwide. However, her early life is shrouded in mystery – daughter of a circus performer, childhood in a brothel, blind for years and 'miraculously' cured by a pilgrimage St. Therese – these stories and more are brought to life with music, dance and circus performance in exciting cabaret show.

View "Times Square Chronicles" coverage here:
Review of the show: "Ms. Phiro generously plied us with one gorgeous song after another and impressed us with her expressivity and vocal beauty […]. If you are looking for legend and fine musical values you have plenty to enjoy […] The evening was an effective portrayal of one woman's conception of an artist's life-lived fully, if not wisely." –Meche Kroop, Voce di Meche

Piaf is Ms. Phiro's greatest inspiration and the reason she chose to become a perfomer. An internationally acclaimed actress, singer and cabaret chanteuse, Myriam Phiro is nowadays acclaimed for her silky voice and her unique renditions of classic masterpieces of Jazz and French chanson. Ms. Phiro fronts several jazz, swing and musette bands in New York and Montreal. She has residencies at the House of Jazz in Montreal and Harry's New York Bar in Montreux. New York City appearances include 54 Below, the Rainbow Room, the Iridium, the Four Seasons, Sleep No More, the Metropolitan Room, Drom, the New York Botanical Garden, the Back Room Speakeasy, Whynot Jazzroom, the Cutting Room, Don't Tell Mama and the Triad Theatre. Myriam recently released her full-length jazz album, Voyages, in October 2015 at the Iridium and it was received as "one of the best vocal releases this year".

Latest CD


Label: Self Produced
Release Date: OCTOBER 6TH, 2015

UPC Code: 8-88295-29554-3

Track listing
1. I Love Paris (Porter) 2:44
2. Beyond the Sea/La Mer (Trenet) 5:40
3. Nature Boy (abhez) 4:37
4. It Had to Be You (Jones/Khan) 3:42
5. Caravan (Tizol/Ellington/Mills) 4:22
6. Skylark (Carmichael/Mercer) 5:18
7. Besame Mucho (Velasquez) 4:50
8. I Don'tWanttoSet theWorldonFire (Seiler/Marcus/Benjamin/Durham) 4:47

9. Autumn in New York (Duke) 4:43

10. On a Slow Boat to China (Loesser) 4:12
11. Tico Tico (Abreu/Robi) 3:53
12. Volare (Modugno) 4:06
13. Moonglow (Mills/DeLange/Hudson) 4:36
14. In My Life (Lennon/McCartney) 3:16

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