Gypsy Jazz Coming to St. Cecilia Music Center in March [Video]
Great Jazz continues in Grand Rapids, and March 10, 2016, is the night Grand Rapids will hear the newest star, dynamic young French Jazz Vocalist Cyrille Aimée with a night of Gypsy Jazz at the St. Cecilia Music Center. She is certainly on a roll, as her latest album, "Let's Get Lost" recently hit #1 on the Jazz Charts.
Aimée's "Let's Get Lost" world tour includes stops in Paris, New York, Toyko and Grand Rapids. Her band includes Sam Anning on bass, drummer Raj Jayaweera—alongside the handpicked guitar tandem of Adrien Moignard and Michael Valeanu.
Aimée won the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition in 2012, the same year she released her self¬-produced, “Live at Birdland". She caught the attention of Stephen Sondheim, who cast her in an Encores Special Presentation starring Bernadette Peters at New York City's City Center in November 2013. Holding her own as an actress, the New York Daily News exclaimed, "Aimée is the revelation."
Cathy Holbrook, Executive Director of St. Cecilia Music Center said, “Cyrille Aimée will surprise our audience with her free form captivating style, unique vocal talent and dynamic beautiful presence on stage. The audience will fall in love with her.”
Take a look.
Concert tickets for the Jazz Series Concert with Cyrille Aimée are $38 and $43 and can be purchased by calling St. Cecilia Music Center at 616-459-2224 or visiting the box office at 24 Ransom Ave. NE. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.scmc-online.org. A post-concert “Meet-the-artist” reception will be offered to all ticket-holders giving the audience the opportunity to meet Cyrille Aimée and her accompanying artists, and obtain signed CDs of her releases.