Born in the northeastern suburbs of Paris, Tricia grew up in Guadeloupe before returning to Paris as a young adult in 2006. Already a talented singer and lover of music, it was in Paris that Tricia discovered jazz, immersing herself in the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong. Since then, Tricia has travelled all over the world playing jazz, and loves to bring a varied repertoire of jazz to her audiences, inspired by both standards and music from her from her Caribbean heritage. Her most recent album, Usawa, was released in 2018, alongside pianist David Fackeure.
Tricia and I met up in Bondy in February this year to chat about her journey toward becoming a professional musician, her feelings around the culture of learning and creating jazz, and her experience discovering that swing dances like Lindy Hop were in fact a black artform (not white, as she had thought), and how this led her to create Guadeloupe's first (and for the moment, only?) swing and jazz dance festival.