(pronounced Surreal M - A) 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. Her
culturally rich background has supplied her with
the driving force of Dominican rhythm and the
incredible swing of the French Gypsies. Taking
these natural abilities with her across the
world, she has done nothing short of receiving
rave reviews and a loyal following in each
country she graces with her voice.
Cyrille mastered the art of improvisation while
studying at the well known conservatory of jazz
at SUNY Purchase, with teachers such as Pete
Malinverni, Jon Faddis and Jimmy Greene.
Cyrille Aimée was a finalist in the prestigious
Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition of 2010,
performing in front of a jury of Al Jarreau,
Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee
Bridgewater... In 2007, Cyrille won both the
first and public prize in the Montreux Jazz
Cyrille's discography and musical history is an
impressive list for any musician, jazz or
otherwise. At the young age of 26, she has
already released four CDs internationally,
including "Cyrille Aimée & The Surreal Band"
and "Smile" with Brazilian guitarist Diego
Figueiredo currently on iTunes.
The Japanese label Venus Records has just
released Cyrille and Diego’s latest duo album
“Just the Two of us” this past November.
Cyrille Aimée has been featured on compilations,
feature film soundtracks across the globe and on
the albums of Denis Chang and David Reinhardt.
She fronted France's latest worldwide sensation
'Caravan Palace' on their European tour and
performed in front of crowds that number over
Cyrille currently lives in Brooklyn and
regularly performs in Manhattan with legends of
the East Coast
jazz scene. She can be found any given day in
the historic jazz clubs of NYC, including Joe’s
Pub and Dizzy's Club, with musicians like Steve
Davis, Spike Wilner, Tom Kennedy and Anat Cohen
among many others.
Her latest record “Cyrille Aimée & friends
Live at Smalls” features Roy Hargrove and Joel
Frahm and is released under the label
Dear Steve and Gabe,
Thank you for all your help with the Cyrille
& Diego engagement here at Lehigh. It was
positively wonderful. They are really lovely
generous people as well as being remarkable
artists. Please pass my appreciation on to
them for their great performances.
Director of Programming
Arts Center / Lehigh University
Note: all of the
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be downloaded and used in your publicity by opening the item and
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by right clicking on the link and then
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Audio & Video Samples
Aimee & The Surreal Band
Aimee & The Surreal Band Live at Birdland
Aimee & The Surreal Band at Birdland
Band at the Iowa City Jazz Festival June 30,
For Sale" with Roy Hargrove & Joel Frahm
"I Mean You" with Spike Wilner/piano &
With Loop Pedal
Be Starting Something"
Blanche" - performed on France's "Les Talents
& Diego (Diego Figueiredo)
Diego Figueiredo "A Night in Tunisia"
& Diego Figueiredo "Old Devil Moon"
and performance Cyrille and Diego on NPR
& Diego "We'll Be Together Again" (mp3
& Diego "Que Reste-t'il (mp3 sample)
English Bio (pdf)
Figueiredo Press Kit (pdf)
Hi-Res Photo B&W
Aimée Hi-Res Photo B&W # 2
Color # 1
Aimée Hi-Res Photo Color # 2
Aimée Hi-Res Photo Color # 3
Aimée Hi-Res Photo Color # 4
Color Live # 1
Color Live # 2
& Diego Figueiiredo Hi-Res # 1
& Diego Figueiredo Hi-Res # 2
Cyrille Aimee @ The Green Mill by Neil Tesser
October 12, 2012
Cabaret Scenes February 19, 2012 (pdf)
New York Times February 17, 2012 (pdf)
by Neil Tesser December 11, 2011
York Times December 24, 2010 (pdf)
Artist Home Page
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