Jazz at The Center Spectacular with Cyrille Aimée
Perhaps you’ve noted the white hot trajectory of Jazz star Cyrille Aimée. Well, did you know this French-born, Dominican-raised phenomenon began her musical life in America right here as a student at Purchase College? As part of the celebration of the Jazz Studies program’s 25th anniversary, Aimée comes back, leading a band of alums and professors in what will be a scintillating evening of music. Mark your calendars now!
Winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival’s Vocal Competition, The Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, and finalist in the Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition, Aimée is – in the words of Will Freidwald of The Wall Street Journal – “One of the most promising jazz singers of her generation.” In the same feature (which included vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant), Freidwald declared both to be “astonishing creative singers, with a brilliant sound, fresh ideas, impeccable rhythm and an overall approach that honors tradition without being shackled to the past.”