China Moses, daughter of Dee Dee Bridgewater and director Gilbert Moses, has been steeped in music and the theatre world since she was a child. Exceptionally gifted, she released her first single Time (1996) at the age of 16 along with her first video directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino. This success was followed by three albums: “China” (1997), “On Tourne en Rond” (2000) and “ Good Lovin’ ” (2004), turning her into a force to be reckoned with on the French R’ n’ B scene. Her albums saw her work with Swedish hip hop label Breaking Bread as well as renowned names like DJ Mehdi, Diam’s, Karriem Riggins, Guru, Anthony Marshall and sound engineer Bob Power.
With that old saying sharing is caring close to her heart, she loves to share her passion for music by appearing on music channels such as: MCM (1999-2001) and MTV France (2004-2011). In 2011 she joined the team for the 8th season of French TV show Le Grand Journal on Canal+ which she left in July 2012. From October 2011 to December 2012 she has been presenting Jazz Radio’s Made in China a daily programme which aired from 7 to 8pm. In a bid to manage her diverse activities as an entertainer, China launched her own production company in 2008 called MadeInChina Productions.
Raphaël meets China Moses, one of Camille’s backing singers. Something clicked between them and they created a show called “Gardenias For Dinah”, a tribute to their mutual idol Dinah Washington. She was the inspiration for the album “This One’s For Dinah“ which was released in 2009 by Blue Note and given a unanimous, big thumbs up by the critics.
After their worlwide tour (Europe, India, Lebanon, Canada, Japan…), China Moses and Raphaël Lemonnier push their exploration of Dinah Washington’s universe further. Their latest opus is a tribute to the great blues and jazz female singers that have inspired her or been influenced by her. “Crazy Blues“ is released in 2012 (MadeInChina Productions/Decca/UMG).
In 2013, she is wooed by the french group bringing electricity to customers (ERDF) and becomes their music expert consultant. She hosts the documentary “Soul Power” as part of the summer series “Summer of Soul” on Arte.
Further to her participation to “So in love” by André Manoukian in 2010 (Blue Note France/EMI), China Moses presents from fall 2013 a new show piano-voice based with this singular TV personality. The show re-visits torch songs such as Don’t let me be misunderstood, Lullaby of Birdland, I’ve got you under my skin. Additionally, she performs in “Cafe Society Swing”, a show written and produced by Alex Webb and that revives the good times of the legendary 1940s New York nightclub, Cafe Society, which promoted racial equality and progressive causes and where Strange Fruit was performed for the first time by Billie Holiday.
She co-presented and sang at the first International Jazz Day in Paris at the Unesco in 2012 and performed numerous times for US Unesco. She initiated a documentary on the first and second International Jazz Day in Paris. She also initiated a documentary on the first and second International Jazz Day in Paris. In 2013, she was invited to participate in the Young Leaders Program of the French American Foundation.
On several occasions, she shared the stage with her mother Dee Dee Bridgewater, accompanied by prestigious orchestras such as the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg and the WDR Big Band