• Elsie Parker and "The Poor People of Paris"  specialize in French popular music and jazz.

    • Elsie Parker, the group's founder sings (in French) songs associated with Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Hervé Vilard, Mireille Mathieu, Michael Legrand, Patricia Kaas,  Axelle Red, Leo Marjane, Eddy Mitchell, Vanessa Paradis, Gilbert Becaud, Serge Lama, Sylvie Bernard, and Charles Trenet, as well as performing her own original material.


    Elsie's Parker's  woodwind playing (clarinet/flute/tenor sax) is influenced by works of French composer Michel Legrand, and Argentinian tenor saxophonist/composer Gato Barbieri.

    Internationally, Elsie has been featured on the  French TV program, "La Chance Aux Chansons", filmed in Paris and viewed throughout France, French speaking Canada and Africa. She has performed with bands in both Helsinki, and Kotka, Finland!  Nationally, he has appeared as solo vocalist for Nordstrom's  Chicago fashion show, at Chicago's Cultural Society, "Piaf's" in San Francisco, the Iowa City Jazz Festival, "Jazz Under the Stars" concert series in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and for numerous events in the St. Louis area including The Missouri Botanical Gardens Whittaker Concert Series, The Sheldon Theater, The Missouri History Museum, St. Louis First Night and Powell Hall.  As a vocal soloist with symphony orchestras, Elsie Parker has performed with orchestras in Missouri, Illinois, and Florida.


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  • With her group "The Poor People of Paris", Elsie has recorded four CDs:

  • "Elle se souvient" (She Remembers) "Entre nous" (Between Us), "Je t'aime encore" (I Love You Still)  and "LIVE!"       

CONTACT     

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 www.facebook.com/thepoorpeopleofparis       

  

The Musicians:

 Elsie Parker (French vocals/flutes/clarinet/tenor saxophone),

Ken Kehner (piano/keyboard),

William  Lenihan (guitar & accordion), Wayne Coniglio (bass) 

Alan Schilling  drums and percussion

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Thursday May 23, 2024        7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Elsie Parker and The Poor People of Paris "Mayday" at Le Macaron

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       111 W Lockwood Ave, Webster Groves, MO 63119 

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Free concert downstairs while you enjoy

great coffee, French pastries and ever-so-tasty organic wines!

Elsie Parker (French vocals/flutes/clarinet/tenor saxophone)

Ken Kehner (keyboard)

Wayne Coniglio (bass) 

Alan Schilling (drums)

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Saturday May 25, 2024      7 PM

Elsie Parker and The Poor People of Paris/"FRENCH SERENADE"

2024 Southern Illinois Music Festival

Drinks, Hors d’oeuvres and a night in Paris!

1000 South Normal Ave.

Carbondale, IL 62901

at ArtSpace304   

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Elsie Parker (French vocals/flutes/clarinet/tenor saxophone)

Ken Kehner (keyboard) 

Wayne Coniglio (bass) 

Alan Schilling (drums)

with Southern Illinois Fest Musicians

Edward Benyas conductor

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Sunday August 25, 2024      time TBD

Elsie Parker and The Poor People of Paris at  "Festival of Nations"

Tower Grove Park  Saint Louis, Missouri

 Elsie Parker (French vocals/flutes/clarinet/tenor saxophone),

Ken Kehner (keyboard) 

Wayne Coniglio (bass) 

Peter Hussey(drums)

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 Tuesday, November 5 and Wednesday, November 6   2024   

10 AM to 11 AM

Elsie Parker and The Poor People of Paris "COFFEE CONCERTS"

THE SHELDON!

648 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108

Elsie Parker (French vocals/flutes/clarinet/tenor saxophone)

Ken Kehner (keyboard) 

Wayne Coniglio (bass) 

Peter Hussey (drums)

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