Born in India but raised in France, Rani Géroult has not only studied her rich native music traditions, but developed and perfected singing jazz, soul and Rhythm n’ Blues music styles. Based in Beijing since October 2010, Rani stands as one of the most requested vocalists in the Beijing Music scene. Rani has already shared stage with some of the most talented musicians in China (Moreno Donadel, Christophe Lier, Pierre Pradat, Liu Yue, Xia Xia trio, Laurent Robin, JZ Shanghai musicians, Jackson Twins’ musicians …)
Rani started to study classical piano in France when she was 8 years old. Her vocal career really started in Paris, as a recording artist for various underground Production Studios, where she also did writing and arranging. In 2008, she graduated at Conservatory of Toulon, France, directed by world renowned Jazz Trumpet player Nicolas Folmer. She achieved her diploma with unanimity congratulations of the Jury (Guitarist Pierre-Jean Gaucher, Trumpet player Jean-Loup Longnon, Vocalist Thierry Péala).
From 2007 up to her arrival in Beijing in 2010, she has been performing in the most prestigious venues in South of France, French Riviera. Rani spent 4 years performing with Blue Mantra Jazz Project featuring bass player Philippe Mège and drummer Nicolas Mège. At the end of 2011 Rani and the two Mège brothers were invited to Luxemburg to perform on stage at the Brasserie Neumünster giving a Charity concert in favour of “Amicale internationale d’aide à l’enfance”, a Luxemburgish NGO which supports social and development projects in India and South Korea. The outcome of this particular line-up is available on CD: Blue Mantra Live à la Brasserie Neumünster (2012).
Expanding her musical horizons, Rani has also been traveling to India to study Hindustani classical music, Dhrupad and Khyâl, among the most ancient Indian traditional vocal artistry. Rani is a creative artist, with an outstanding expressiveness in singing. Her versatile voice and vibrant performances have been charming international audiences for over 5 years throughout Europe and China.