Zaz is the pseudonym of a French singer and songwriter, Isabelle Geffroy. The future star was born on 1 May 1980 in a small French town, Tours. Isabel has a brother and a sister. None of her family members are in the music business.
Zaz loved music since childhood. When she was five years old, her parents noticed the talent and helped the girl enroll at the music school. She learned to play musical instruments and studied choral singing. In 1989, the singer had to leave school because her parents divorced and she moved to Bordeaux with her mother. Soon, she started learning how to sing.
In high school, Geffroy wasn’t too good of a student. After failing exams, she had to repeat the year. The aspiring star didn’t appreciate the idea of staying in the same class for one more year and quit school. At that time, Isabel was just 15 years old.
She left home and moved in with her sister. The singer failed to get a diploma and had to get a job at a local restaurant.
While working as a waiter and washing dishes, Zaz was dreaming about a career of a singer. Soon, she got lucky. The regional council gave her a scholarship to study music in Bordeaux. Isabel left the restaurant and enrolled at the music college. She studied new instruments and honed her singing skills.