Valérie Ahneman

Valérie Ahneman and Bon Chic Bon Genre

I was born in Paris, France and came over to the United States at the age of 17 to study Business Management. I have always been involved in the financial field since graduating from college, but found myself happily immersed in a second career in 2007 pursuing a musical ambition I thought I left behind in my teens.

I formed “Bon Chic Bon Genre” in 2008, an exciting band composed of outstanding musicians from the NY Tri State area.

We offer a repertoire of French and American Signature Songs from the 20th century and have performed at libraries, colleges, outdoor festivals, on radio and TV shows, on boats, at private parties and more. We love to come out and entertain audiences.  

We recently released “Christmas with a French Twist”, including 10 Holiday Classics sung in either French or English or both. We have also recorded an earlier album
entitled “A La Mode” with unique twists on well-known songs, whimsically mixing a range of musical styles including Pop, Jazz, Funk, Latin, Soft Rock and Reggae.

Both albums are available on itunes, CDBaby, Amazon and streaming outlets.

Please contact me if you’d like more information. Thank you.

Au Revoir et a bientot !

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!

Merci de votre visite et bonne journee!



Christmas With A French Twist

Holidays Classics in French and English

A La Mode

Revamped French and American Classics from the 1950s to 2000

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Valerie with her band Bon Chic Bon Genre offers two musical productions:

“Souvenirs: 50 years of French and American Signature Songs” and

“Christmas with a French Twist: Classic Holiday songs in French and English with a Gospel Choir.”

She has appeared over the years with the band or as a guest in the following:

The Bijou Theatre: Red, White & Blues: A Musical (a retrospective of popular music of the 20th century. Bridgeport, CT

Belgium Got Talent TV show, Brussels, Belgium, quarter finals

Greenwich Library. Then and Now, From Paris to New York, Music of the Century. A Celebration of International Jazz Day – Greenwich, CT

Wine Enthusiast Magazine – Wine Awards Cocktail party at NYC Public Library, NY

Greenwich Chamber of Commerce – Greenwich Has Got Talent – Greenwich, CT

New Rochelle Arts Council – Bastille Day Outdoor Concert at Hudson Park New Rochelle, NY

University of Pennsylvenia event – Private residence concert CSRN (Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology)– Glenn Mills, PA

Connetquot Public Library, Bohemia, New York.
“Souvenirs: 50 years of French and American Signature Songs”

Valerie Ahneman – Guest Vocalist at Hofstra University. The Joseph G. Astman International Concert Series. Too Marvelous for Words: Johnny Mercer at 100

Fall Harvest Dinner – Manhattanville College – Purchase, New York

Metropolitan Room – CD Release Party – ” A La Mode” – NY, New York

Private Cruise – Long Island Sound – Greenwich, CT

The Dennis Bono Show – Las Vegas, Nevada