Ondine Darcyl was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina into a French-Romanian Jewish family and her artistic sensibility was influenced by visits to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Darcyl moved to the United States to study law and in her spare time practices some music law in New York City. She has a special quality that allows her to revisit Brazilian, Latin, French and American standards and make them her own. Ondine has performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland, and in Spanish Jazz festivals of Boadilla del Monte and Fuenlabrada as a featured guest of jazz vocalist Miles Griffith (best known for recording with Wynton Marsalis.) Both singers performed a capella at a press conference held at Midem in Cannes. Darcyl has been showcased at the Bimhius in Amsterdam as part of the Access to Amsterdam Music Festival.
Because of her versatility; she’s a visual artist in addition to being a lawyer and a singer, Ondine Darcyl attracts attention from different directions. When her abstract collage won first prize at the annual art show 2000 at the City Bar Association, the National Law Journal, featured her in an article. Her CD was praised by the New York Latin community in a review in El Diario. Darcyl also performs in jazz clubs like Caviarteria and The Red Eye Grill in New York City and in venues such as The Newark Museum and the international auction houses Christie’s and Sotheby’s.
Joining Darcyl on her debut album is the multi- instrumentalist Hernan Romero, best known for playing with Al Di Meola.