Born in Stavanger, in the Norwegian fjords, Fanny Werner grew up in a family of musicians: her father sang baroque music, with her mother accompanying him on the piano. The family moved a lot, to Scotland, France, Thailand and Singapore, a diversity of cultures and environments which sharpened young Fanny's tastes. She started learning the piano at age 6, along with ballet and tap dancing.
As a teenager she took up singing, listening to Sarah Vaughan and Anita O'Day. While studying psychology at university in Paris she discovered jazz music and attended the CIM, before taking up classes with American singer Sara Lazarus at the Bill Evans Piano Academy. She is now a well-known artist at the Parisian scene with her own band, the Fanny Werner Quartet and also with Sweet System vocal Trio and Gatsby Follies’s band.
Her slender voice, tastefully blended with scat, whether in French or English, has won her the praise of the established jazz journalists. Between traditional and modern jazz, superb swing and feeling, this sensitive artist definitely deserves it.