One Night Only! 6:30 & 8:30 Showtimes
Jazz Coterie concert series presents singer Cyrille Aimée — Winner of the Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition and a Grammy Nominee.
Info & Tickets at JazzCoterie.com — $35 General Admission | FREE for Music Students | 50% for Musicians & Educators
Cyrille Aimée grew up in a multilingual household in Samois-sur-Seine, France, where dancing was an everyday activity, sound-tracked by the Afro-Caribbean rhythms of the bachata and merengue from her mother’s native Dominican Republic.
“A rising star in the galaxy of jazz singers.” — The New York Times
By the time Cyrille was 20, she had already lived on four different continents. A spell in Santo Domingo was followed by a move to New York City, attending SUNY Purchase by day and moonlighting as a singer in the Manhattan jazz clubs by night. Her talents quickly gained her a reputation among her peers as a fearless, warm, witty improviser and a matchless interpreter of song. She won a string of competitions culminating in First Prize at the prestigious Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition.
“She almost dared the audience to have as much fun as she was. We did.” — London Jazz News
A contract with Mack Avenue Records resulted in two highly acclaimed albums which attracted the attention of Steven Sondheim. The musical theatre icon invited her to star alongside the legendary Bernadette Peters at New York’s City Centre backed by Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra, which was hailed by the New York Daily News as “a revelation.” Her 2019 album Move On featured versions of Sondheim’s songs, and her arrangement of “Marry Me a Little” was nominated for a 2019 Grammy Award.