China Moses (born January 9, 1978 in Los Angeles) is an American singer and television host. She lives in Paris.
Life and career:
China Moses is the daughter of Dee Dee Bridgewater and director Gilbert Moses. Exceptionally gifted, she released her first single Time (1996) at the age of 18 along with her first video directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino. This success was followed by three albums: "China" (1997), "On Tourne en Rond" (2000) and "Good Lovin" (2004), turning her into a force to be reckoned with on the French R' n' B scene. Her albums saw her work with Swedish hip hop label Breaking Bread as well as renowned names like DJ Mehdi, Diam's, Karriem Riggins, Guru, Anthony Marshall and sound engineer Bob Power.
She has appeared on music channels such as: MCM (1999-2001) and MTV France (2004-2011). In 2011 she joined the team for the 8th season of French TV show Le Grand Journal on Canal+ which she left in July 2012. From October 2011 to December 2012 she has been presenting Jazz Radio's Made in China a daily program which aired from 7 to 8pm. In a bid to manage her activities as an entertainer, China launched her own production company in 2008 called MadeInChina Productions.
China Moses and Raphaël Lemonnier, one of Camille's backing singers, created a show called "Gardenias For Dinah", a tribute to their mutual idol Dinah Washington. She was the inspiration for the album "This One's For Dinah" which was released in 2009 by Blue Note.
After their worldwide tour (including Europe, India, Lebanon, Canada and Japan) China Moses and Lemonnier's latest opus was a tribute to the great blues and jazz female singers that have inspired her or been influenced by her. "Crazy Blues" was released in 2012 (MadeInChina Productions/Decca/UMG).
In 2013, she became the French group bringing electricity to customers (ERDF)'s music expert consultant. She hosted the documentary "Soul Power" as part of the summer series "Summer of Soul" on Arte.
Further to her participation to "So in love" by André Manoukian in 2010 (Blue Note France/EMI), China Moses presents from fall 2013 a new show piano-voice based with this singular TV personality. The show re-visits torch songs such as Don't let me be misunderstood, Lullaby of Birdland and I've got you under my skin. Additionally, she performs in "Cafe Society Swing", a show written and produced by Alex Webb (musician) and that revives the good times of the legendary 1940s New York nightclub, Cafe Society, which promoted racial equality and progressive causes and where Strange Fruit was performed for the first time by Billie Holiday.
She co-presented and sang at the first International Jazz Day in Paris at the Unesco in 2012 and performed numerous times for US Unesco. She initiated a documentary on the first and second International Jazz Day in Paris.In 2013, she was invited to participate in the Young Leaders Program of the French American Foundation.
On several occasions, she shared the stage with her mother Dee Dee Bridgewater, accompanied by orchestras such as the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg and the WDR Big Band.