“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.” – All About Jazz
"A voice like fine whiskey—oaky and smooth, with a hint of smokiness" – The Washington Post
"Aimée is the revelation."-- New York Daily News
"Astonishingly creative....with a brilliant sound, fresh ideas, impeccable rhythm and an overall approach that honors tradition without being shackled to the past." -- The Wall Street Journal
Jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimée makes her first appearance in Eugene on Wednesday, June 8th when she stops at The Shedd Institute’s Jaqua Concert Hall on tour in support of her newest CD, Let’s Get Lost (Mack Avenue, January 22, 2016).
Aimée was raised primarily in France by her French father and Dominican mother. As a curious child in Samois-sur-Seine, 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 quickly fell in love with gypsy music and way of life; years later she would sing on street corners with friends, busking across the Continent. While in the midst of one such odyssey, she found herself at the Montreux Jazz Festival, where she won first prize. She is a winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival’s International Vocal Competition, the Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition and the 2015 DownBeat Critic’s Poll ("Rising Star—Female Vocalist").
This concert is eligible for The Shedd's Free Shedd Jazz Student Ticket
program, which makes a limited number of free tickets to 2015-16 Shedd jazz concerts available to students elementary through college. The program is made possible by a grant from Chamber Music America
and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
. Contact The Shedd Ticket Office for information.