Luxembourg: Jeane Manson embarks on Christmas gospel tour

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French-American singer Jeane Manson, who represented Luxembourg at Eurovision 1979, is all set to perform a series of gospel concerts.

Jeane Manson and the Gospel Group For All, a quartet with African and French-Caribbean roots, will embark on a Christmas gospel tour, visiting various cities in France.

The concerts will feature gospel songs, spirituals and beloved Christmas carols, celebrating Advent and looking forward to Christmas.

Jeane Manson has performed Christmas concerts for several years, expressing her passion for gospel music. Now, together with the Gospel Group For All and her pianist, she will add a touch of African influences, blues and the cry for hope and deliverance born in the times of slavery.

The shows will kick off on Friday 8 December in the Cathédrale de la Résurrection, in Evry, at 20:00 CET.

Other dates are:

  • 10/12: Eglise Sainte Foy, Conches en Ouche, 17:00 CET
  • 14/12: Temple Saint Etienne, Mulhouse, 20:30 CET
  • 15/12: Eglise Saint Joseph, Colmar, 20:30 CET

For ticket prices and information, visit Jeane Manson’s website.

About Jeane Manson

Jeane Manson (born Jean Ann Manson, Cleveland, Ohio, United States) is a French-American singer, actress and model.

Daughter of publicist and writer John Manson and jazz-singer Chris Stevens of the group Louis Prima, Jeane grew up in Mexico, learning guitar and piano at a young age, and taking acting lessons from age 13.

Starting her career in the United States, she first appeared in several movies. She was chosen by the famous Playboy Magazine as Playmate of the Month in August 1974, because of her alluring sensual looks.

Relocating to France in the mid ’70’s, she added an “e” to her name, because “Jean” is a male name in France.

Pursuing her passion for singing, Jeane Manson rose to fame when she met lyricist and composer Jean Renard, who wrote the hit song Avant de nous dire adieu for her, which became Jeane’s big breakthrough.

In 1979, Jeane Manson represented Luxembourg at the Eurovision Song Contest in Jerusalem, Israel. With her blues-influenced entry J’ai déjà vu ça dans tes yeux (“I’ve already seen that in your eyes”), also written and composed by Jean Renard, she reached place 13 out of 19 contestants, receiving 44 points.

Enjoy Jeane Manson performing J’ai déjà vu ça dans tes yeux at Eurovision 1979:

Jeane Manson had many hits in France and remains a beloved artist, releasing 26 albums and selling more than 30 million records. She also released various Spanish language albums, including with the group El Mariachi Mezcal, in memory of her youth in Mexico.

From the 2000’s onwards, Jeane Manson has successfully focussed on her passion for gospel music.

She is also the owner of gallery and boutique El Raco De Guadalupe in Peralada, a medieval village near Figueres between Perpignan and Girona (Catalonia, Spain), which features many antiques and unique items, including paintings by Jeane and her mother Chris Stevens.