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Bettina Kee is a French-Italian songwriter, composer and pianist based in Paris. She also runs a recording studio and a production and music publishing company.
After training at the conservatoire (piano, percussion, saxophone, harmony, theory, counterpoint, orchestration, history of music and analysis) and at the Bill Evans Piano Academy, she made her debut on the professional scene working with many international artists in music and performing arts. She has worked as the rehearsal pianist and musical copyist for Argentinian director Alfredo Arias, and other national theatre musical productions, in places like the MC 93, Opera de Massy, the Maison des Arts de Créteil. She often appears as a side musician (piano, synthesizers, vocoder, bass synth, organ, backing vocals) and has toured worldwide (with Australian singer Micky Green, French singers Arthur H, Alain Bashung and among others)
On a personal front, she led a trio (prepared piano-double bass-drum) of improvised music and released an instrumental jazz album to critical acclaim, before doing it again four years later, under the Electric Mop moniker. She created special events working on arrangements and orchestration.
In 2011 she was revealed to a wider at large as a singer-songwriter Ornette and has toured worldwide (Jazz à Montréal, Jazz à la Villette, Nuits de Fourvières, Primeurs de Massy). She works with electronic musicians such as Nôze, Fink, Mo Laudi, Joris Delacroix or Make The Girl Dance, releasing different songs and collaborations with record labels such as Get Physical, Discograph, Barclay, Tôt ou Tard, Polydor, Mercury and her own record label Music Of The Century.
She also plays and composes with internationally-renowned musicians such as Julien Lourau and the Latin Retrievers (with French and Cuban musicians), Ashes To Machines with Londoner Dj Simbad, Colombian creation for Jazztropicante in Bogotà with musician Eblis Alvarez from Meridian Brothers (electronic cumbia) and Bojan Z, Senegalese musician Cheick Lo for a movie shot in Dakar (she had to learn wolof for the project), French jazzman Denis Colin (bass clarinet) et Les Arpenteurs paying tribute to French composer Nino Ferrer.
Her interest in cross-disciplinary and multicultural projects and innate curiosity prompted her to study Musical in Ireland, Acting in English and Hip Hop Dance, to perfect performance skills. Recently, she won international awards for the 360° music video she directed for her song Take Your Time (MIMO Milano Mobile Film Festival, Satis 360° Film Festival) and the bewitchingly mysterious Sometimes I feel (NY awards, Brighton Rocks Film Festival).