Irvine Barclay Theatre: Cyrille Aimée (Students Only)

by Illuminations: The Chancellor's Arts & Culture Initiative

Concert Jazz

Sat, Feb 11, 2023

8 PM – 9:30 PM PST (GMT-8)

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“A buoyant blend of Gallic charm, irrepressible joie de vivre and Gypsy-inspired verve.” —Jazz Times

Born and raised in France, but now living and working in New Orleans, Grammy nominated vocalist Cyrille Aimée is a new generation of jazz royalty. After winning the Montreux Jazz Festival Vocal Competition and the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, Aimée was chosen by Stephen Sondheim to co-star with Bernadette Peters in an Encores Special Presentation tribute to Sondheim at New York’s City Center. Backed by Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the concert was hailed by the New York Daily News as “a revelation.”

From singing on street corners in Europe to dazzling audiences at the world’s most prestigious jazz festivals; from singing in gypsy encampments in her native France to acting on Broadway; from braving the notoriously tough audiences at New York’s Apollo Theatre to becoming a “rising star in the galaxy of jazz singers” (The New York Times), Cyrille Aimée has made audiences laugh, cry, smile, sigh, and know that her voice is jazz singing at the highest level.

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