French singer Camille Bertault's life changed almost overnight after she posted a video of her singing John Coltrane's "Giant Steps." After the video was shared by thousands, she became an internet darling for her whimsical sing-a-longs with artists across the musical spectrum: Hermeto Pascoal, Cory Henry, even Glenn Gould's Goldberg Variations (performed as she prepares dinner). In this podcast, she tells us about her viral moment, her debut album, and her major-label deal with Sony.
Bertault also speaks to us about her French musical influences — notably her fondness for Satie and Ravel — and the negative stereotypes of being a female singer in jazz.
Camille Bertault performs with pianist Dan Tepfer at Jazz Standard on Wednesday.