Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 7:00 pm
Winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival’s Vocal Competition, The Sarah Vaughn International Jazz Vocal Competition and finalist in the Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition, Aimee is – in the words of Will Friedwald of The Wall Street Journal – “ One of the most promising jazz singers of her generation.” In the same Wall Street Journal feature (which included voacalist Celile McLorin salvant), Froedwald declared both to be “astonishing creative singers, with a brilliant sound, fresh ideas, impeccable rhythm and an overall approach that honors tradition with out being shackled to the past.”
Aimee was born in Fontainebleau, France, to a French father and Dominican mother. Her introduction to jazz was the result of the fortuitous location of her upbringing, the village Samois-sur-Seine – the same place where legendary gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt had lived.
“Cyrille has a sweet, girlish voice that she controls with a sniper’s precision…” – The New York Times