Lady Gaga Surprises Copenhagen Jazz Fest With 'La Vie En Rose': Watch

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Lady Gaga performs at the 2015 Copenhagen Jazz Festival.

The 37th edition of the Copenhagen Jazz Festival has once again proven that the swinging Danish city is a place where Americans love to get their jam on.

Last night, following her performance at Tivoli Gardens Plaenen stage with crooner Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga made a surprise appearance at Copenhagen’s oldest jazz club, La Fontaine. Clearly enjoying herself and giving it her all, the American diva (backed by her players, the Brian Newman Quintet) thrilled the small audience and the venue’s stunned employees by belting out a truly amazing version of Edith Piaf’s signature song “La Vie En Rose.”

The song was written by the famous French cabaret singer in 1945 and released as a single in 1947, selling millions of copies worldwide. It literally means “Life In Pink” but can be understood as (looking at) life through rose-colored glasses. Gaga also performed the oft-covered classic at the Hollywood Bowl last month.

Watch Gaga's Gorgeous Performance of 'La Vie En Rose' in Hollywood

In recent years other pop stars have been popping up at the Copenhagen Jazz Fest. In 2012, Macy Gray and saxophonist David Murray crashed the late-night jam session at the Jazzhus Montmartre, and last year Stevie Wonder joined American jazz singer Gregory Porter for a quickly planned version of Porter’s protest song “Free.”

Gaga lingered at the La Fontaine for some time after her impromptu performance. She had visited Denmark twice before -- once in 2010 and again in 2012 -- and obviously knew where to go.  And now you do, too. 


La fontaine er ikke et helt dårligt sted at arbejde... Heller ikke i aften...

Posted by Dann Nørgaard on Wednesday, July 8, 2015