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. The New York Times referred to Aimée’s major label debut in August 2014, as “a bravura turn, presented with a smile.”
Winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival’s International Vocal Competition, the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and a finalist in the Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition, French vocalist Cyrille Aimée is – in the words of Will Friedwald of The Wall Street Journal – ”one of the most promising jazz singers of her generation. ”She is an “astonishing creative singer, with a brilliant sound, fresh ideas, impeccable rhythm and an overall approach that honors tradition without being shackled to the past.”
Cyrille was born in Fontainebleau, France, to a French father and Dominican mother. As a curious child, she would sneak out of her bedroom window to wander into the nearby gypsy encampments filled with those attending the annual Django Reinhardt Festival. She spent her evenings in their quarters, learned their language and sang by the fire with Django’s descendants. Cyrille’s hybrid of influences has resulted in a sound that’s fresh and enlivening which you will not want to miss.