“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
The Shedd Institute is pleased to welcome Cyrille Aimée back to Jaqua Concert Hall. Her first appearance here back in 2015 was quietly, solidly stunning. It will be great to have her back.
Improvisation is not just a technique for Grammy nominated artist Cyrille Aimée, it’s a way of life. The acclaimed vocalist ventured from singing on street corners in Europe to dazzling audiences at the world’s most prestigious jazz festivals; from sneaking out to sing in gypsy encampments in her native France to acting on Broadway; from braving the notoriously tough audiences at New York’s Apollo Theatre to being called a “rising star in the galaxy of jazz singers” by The New York Times.
Winning the Montreux Jazz Festival Vocal Competition in 2007 helped finance her self-produced debut album, and finishing as a finalist in the 2012 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocal Competition elevated Aimée’s visibility to a global level as a major new figure in jazz. A performer possessed of an infectious joy, lightness of touch and deep feeling for the lyric, Aimée released her breakout 2014 hit on Mack Avenue, It’s a Good Day, mixing Roma jazz inspirations, bossa nova, flamenco and the Great American Songbook. The album was an international smash, called “a bravura turn, presented with a smile” by The New York Times. For these performances, Aimée performs a cross-section of her wide ranging repertoire including music from her latest Daudel Records release I’ll Be Seeing You.
This concert is eligible for The Shedd Institute's Now Grok This youth music appreciation program, which makes a limited number of free tickets to select 2022-23 Shedd concerts available to students elementary through high school. The program is made possible by through the support of Friends of Now Grok This at The Shedd. Contact The Shedd Ticket Office for information.