San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Presented in partnership with Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts: Cyrille Aimée
Winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival's International Vocal Competition, the Sarah Vaughn International Jazz Vocal Competition and finalist in the Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition, French/Dominican vocalist Cyrille Aimée is, in the words of Will Friedwald of The Wall Street Journal, "one of the most promising jazz singers of her generation." Cyrille is from Samois-sur-Seine, France, the same village where the legendary Django Reinhardt once lived and where an annual pilgrimage of gypsies arrive to celebrate Reinhardt's legacy. Cyrille tours throughout the world both with her band as well as in a duo setting with Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueriedo. Cyrille's major label debut, It's a Good Day, will be released Spring 2015.
When & Where
Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College
Since opening its doors in 1988, the Gerald W. Lynch Theater has been an invaluable cultural resource for John Jay College and the larger New York City community. The Theater is dedicated to the creation and presentation of performing arts programming of all disciplines with a special focus on how the artistic imagination can shed light on the many perceptions of justice in our society. The Theater is also a member of CUNY Stages, a consortium of 16 performing arts centers located on CUNY campuses across New York City.
The Theater has hosted events in the Lincoln Center Festival since its first season in 1996, as well as, New York City Opera, Great Performers at Lincoln Center, Gotham Chamber Opera, Metropolitan Opera Guild and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater/Ailey II. The Theater has also been the site of many television and film specials including A&E’s Live by Request, Comedy Central Presents and Premium Blend, Robert Klein in Concert and VH1’s Soundtrack Live. For more information, and to view a schedule of events, please visit www.jjay.cuny.edu/theater.