Yves de Keersmaeker, 'YdK', is a storyteller - Crooner - French Chansonnier. Former interior designer and antiques dealer, switched careers to become a singer .
A lucky draw introduced me to legendary vocal coach of Michael Jackson : Seth Riggs. Musical inspiration ranges from Jazz, Crooner music and Chanson Française. I am recording and performing with a Jazz Quartet and Classical Orchestra. The music is a fusion of Latin Jazz and a Classical string orchestra. The emphasis of each song is on the lyric. The storyteller reveals every word of the lyric, and unfolds the song as the story of life and/or an emotion. The singer shares the emotion with the listener by carefully selecting songs that will provide a special sentiment. This approach has been inspired from the Chanson Française style where the story unfolds with strong emphasis on the lyric. Songs include covers of Nat King Cole, Diana Krall, Matt Monro, Frank Sinatra, and others. Album release March 2019