Born: August 10, 1984 Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Cyrille Aimée has consistently proven herself to be an unstoppable, undeniable talent in the modern age of jazz. Internationally renowned and praised for her unparalleled abilities, Cyrille's vocal stylings are synonymous with musical genius. Her culturally rich background has supplied her with the driving force of Dominican rhythm and the incredible swing of the French Gypsies. Taking these natural abilities with her across the world, she has done nothing short of receiving rave reviews and a loyal following in each country she graces with her voice.
Cyrille mastered the art of improvisation while studying at the well known conservatory of jazz at SUNY Purchase, with teachers such as Pete Malinverni, Jon Faddis and Jimmy Greene....
Awards:October 2010: Finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Voice Competition. July 2007: Winner of the first prize and the special public prize in the Montreux Jazz Festival Voice Competition.
“Twenty-six-year-old Cyrille Aimée, with a voice like fine whiskey -- oaky and smooth, with a hint of smokiness -- sang in a kind of intimate communion with one raised hand, held before her face, in the stream of her singing, like a trumpet mute, as if to physically shape the sound.” The Washington Post
She exudes self-confidence, individuality, great musicality, and a fresh, captivating voice. Cyrille understands communicating with the musicians, as well as the audience. Her arranging capabilities show a maturity beyond her years. I believe in the wonderful, refreshing talents of this young vocalist, and know in my heart that Cyrille is a rising vocalist/musician. Dee Dee Bridgewater
Cyrille Aimee is a rare talent, a vocalist that fills your heart, always swings and tells a compelling story. She also improvises with a depth of understanding far beyond her years. Playing with her has always been a joy for me. Like the very best jazz musicians, she raises the energy of everyone around her. She is not to be missed. Joel Frahm
Listening to Cyrille almost becomes a sin, her interpretations offer an incomparable delight. El Caribe, Dominican Republic
A sublime voice spontaneously built in the heart of the gypsy world. La République, France
Cyrille Aimée & Diego Figueiredo
Tracks: Sunny days; Tea for two; Samois a moi; Willow weep for me; Just the two of us; Invitation; Midnight sun; Morena de boca de oro; Je suis seule ce soir; Dos gardenias; Paper moon; Samba em preludio.
Personnel: Cyrille Aimée: vocals; Diego Figueiredo: guitar.
Cyrille Aimée & Diego Figueiredo
Tracks: We'll be together again; Chega de saudade; Que reste-t'il; Good morning Cowboy; A felicidade; A night in Tunisia; La vie en rose; Journey of life; Dindi; Yardbird Suite; Smile; Old devil moon.
Personnel: Cyrille Aimée: vocals; Diego Figueiredo: accoustic guitar.
Cyrille Aimée & The Surreal Band
Tracks: This can't be love; The more I see you; I'll remember April; As long as you're living; How deep is the ocean; Indifference; Que pasa; Sunny; I'm through with love; Sometimes I'm happy; Twenty eight.
Personnel: Cyrille Aimée: vocals; Dylan Canterburry: trumpet; Matt Simons: saxophone; Assaf Gleizner: piano; Spencer Murphy: bass; Dan McGuinness: drums.
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