Singer, Musical Artist
Who is Gérard Jaffrès?
Gérard Jaffrès is a French singer, writer and performer.
He started playing the guitar at the age of 15, playing mostly folk repertoire and pop music.
In 1973, he joined the band of Burt Blanca, a rock singer popular in Belgium and in France in the 1960s. He stayed in the band for 11 years as a bass player. The same year, he moved to Belgium, where he has lived ever since.
Jaffrès started a solo career in 1985, recording ten discs with Gramophone records. He has published a new album every two years since 1991.
Jaffrès' music is a blend of Celtic music and rock'n'roll/folk which he uses to depict the landscape of Brittany and tell legends from the area of the Leon. His texts mix sometimes Breton and French.
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on July 23, 2013
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