Faux Frenchmen

The Queen City's rich jazz and classical music heritage will be celebrated on "Public Radio Music Day" Thursday, April 16, on Cincinnati Public Radio's classical WGUG-FM (90.9) and news talk WVXU-FM (91.7) and Oxford's WMUB-FM (88.5).

Rick Andress

We were thrilled when singer/songwriter Chris Collier dropped by the studio with George Cunningham from the Faux Frenchmen on Tuesday, November 13th, to talk with Elaine Diehl about her upcoming performance at the York Street Cafe on Friday, December 7th.  Greg Mahan will open the show.

Their conversation centered on Chris's return to York Street Cafe where she once played a monthly show to packed houses.  She said that this is the first time she’s performed with a full band in a very long time.  Chris also discussed what it was like to hear her own music interpreted by the talented musicians she works with including George Cunningham who came into the studio with her.  Other topics included her songwriting process, the need for music in the world, and her retirement from public education and how some of her former students impacted her life and also turn up in her songs.

Chris Collier and George Cunningham also performed the song, "Over the Moon," from her cd "Love Answers Loudly" which was released earlier this year in WVXU's studio.  Technical support was from Rick Andress.

Saturday, January 23 at 8pm:

The inaugural Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Summermusik Festival will feature a performance by the local gypsy jazz band The Faux Frenchmen on August 29.

Faux Frenchmen August shows

Aug 4, 2014

The Faux Frenchmen have a couple of upcoming jazz concerts:

  1. Thurs, 8/21 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Loveland Summer Concert Series.
  2. Friday, Aug 22 from 6-9pm at Vine and Dine @Art Of Entertaining, O'Bryonville.
  3. You can also catch them every Wednesday evening at LaPoste, Telford Avenue in Clifton, from 7:30-10pm.

You may recognize the name Andy Stein from his frequent appearances as guest musician on A Prairie Home Companion. He’s a talented and respected jazz violinist who will be doing three appearances next week with Cincinnati’s own Faux Frenchmen. Brian O’Donnell gets all the details from band member George Cunningham.