Born: Dec 1, 1959, Longfosse in the Pas-de-Calais (France)
Native of the Pas de Calais, Anne Ducros began her classic training (musical and vocal) within the conservatoire of Boulogne Sur mer with Lyne Durian. Then at the same time she is studying law at the University of Lille, she completes and refines her vocal mastery thanks to the education of Yuri Anoff and Maddy Mespley. Afterward she has a practice of baroque music within training course at the University and investigates Couperin, Rameau or Bach's music.
Introduced to the vocal jazz from 1986. She sets up her first quartet of jazz with which she gains various international competitions (Price for better soloist and first vocaliste in the festival of jazz of Dunkerque; First price of soloist and vocalist in the festival of jazz of Vienne in 1989). This growing recognition will stimulates her of an inexhaustible will to sing always more by accumulating concerts in France and specially by publishing her first album of vocal jazz, "Don't you take a chance" at JTB in 1989.
After this first recording was realized, she returns on the road by multiplying the tours, the festivals (Nice, Montreaux, Nantes, Barcelone, Ismir, Montreal.) and the musical meetings (Michel Petrucciani, Didier Lockwood, Michel Legrand, Ray Brown, Ted Curson, Jacky Terrasson, Eric Lelann, Stefano Di Batista.).
This artistic fulfilment couples with an increasing educational investment. During years 1992-1993, she teaches the vocal jazz at the ARPEJ in Paris and since 1994 she is the manager of Prelude, first school of vocal jazz in Paris. Besides her teacher's implication, she animates clinics and master-classes all over the world (Aix, Le Havre, Chicago, Calvi, Bruxelles.).
In 1995 Anne Ducros participates in the recording of Friday 14 with Lugi TRUSSARDI and puts her voice on some tracks of this album, published by ELABETH.
Surrounded with Gordon beck, Sal la Rocca, Bruno Castellucci and Didier Lockwood, Anne Ducros records "Purple Songs", published in 2001 by DREYFUS JAZZ. Further this album, the singer is awarded by the Academy of the Jazz, and she receives the Price Billie Holiday, in december 2001. This new award will not be the last one, because there in April 2002, the "Django d'Or/ Victoires de la musique" awards her with the price of the artist vocal of the year.
In 2003 her third album, "Close your eyes" (DREYFUS JAZZ) and once more she wins the Vocal Artist of the year of the Victoires de la Musique Jazz awards. In this album she's surrounded by talented musicians, string orchestra, and prestigious special guests such as the harmonicist Toots Thielemans and the flute player Benoit Fromanger. Joy, rhythmic flexibility and melody characterize this recording. With her hot voice, Anne Ducros revisits some jazz standards and pop songs as Stevie Wonder's "Lately" or Beatles's "Black Bird". She also interprets with elegance some French Songs: "L'eau a la bouche" of Serge Gainsbourg and "Clopin Clopan" of Pierre Dudan.
In September 2005 her forth album comes out by DREYFUS JAZZ: it marks the height of her artistic career. The project called "piano, piano" is based upon the meeting of Anne's wonderful voice and some of the greatest today's piano players. She sings some of the most beautiful jazz standards surrounded by prestigious piano players as Chick Corea, , Jacky Terrasson, Enrico Pieranunzi and Rene Urtreger and her quintet (Benoit de Mesmay, piano and Fender Rodes, Sal La Rocca, double bass, Karl Jannuska/Manhu Roche, drums, Bob Franceschini, sax). This album is immediately a great public and critic success.
After establishing momentum with her US debut, "PIANO, piano," and expanding her audience remarkably with several concert apperances in New York City (including Lincoln Center and an SRO performance at the 2007 IAJE conference), the gorgeous French diva Anna Ducros is back with her new offering, "Urban Tribe." The disc unites her with major players on the NY scene - Ada Rovatti on Sax, Essiet Essiet on bass and Bruce Cox on drums and also the one of the best french piano player Olivier Hutman . Highlights include her bold intepretation of Beatles' "Sexy Sadie," and an assortment of delicious standards and love songs such as "You and the Night and the Music," "Easy To Love" and the Otis Redding classic, "Dock of the Bay."