Cyrille Aimée and Diego Figueiredo -From Django to Jobim – Thursday January 19, 2012 @ The Mission Theater – NOTE NEW TIME 7:30pm

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Winner of the Montreux Jazz Vocal Competition

Runner-Up Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocal Competition 

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“One of those singers whom non-singing musicians call ‘a musician.’”

BEN RATLIFF / New York Times

 

“Her arranging capabilities show a maturity beyond her years. I believe in the wonderful, refreshing talents of this young vocalist, and know in my heart that Cyrille is a rising vocalist/musician.”

DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER

 

Cyrille Aimée (pronounced Surreal M – A ) has proven herself to be an unstoppable, undeniable talent in the modern age of jazz and pop music. 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 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 Festival Competition. Cyrille Aimée (pronounced Surreal M – A) has proven herself to be an unstoppable, undeniable talent in the modern age of jazz and pop music. 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’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. The Japanese label Venus Records has just released Cyrille and Diego’s latest duo album “Just the Two of us” this past November, 2010.

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 10,000 people.

Her latest record “Cyrille Aimée & friends Live at Smalls” features Roy Hargrove and Joel Frahm and is released under the label SmallsLIVE.

Diego Figueiredo was born in Franca, Brazil, in 1980, and at the age of 4, he used to strike poses carrying his small guitar. At six, he got a mandolin, which was kept in a very special place in his house. Diego played many instruments before choosing the electric guitar when he was twelve, playing in theaters and local pubs, revealing the great art of improvising and harmonizing. At 15, he conquered theaters and nightclubs in many different Brazilian states, playing solo or with renowned musicians.

He has studied classical guitar, Brazilian Popular Music and jazz in conservatories in Franca, Ribeirão Preto and Tatuí.
In 1999, he won first place in a contest in South America ,  he was awarded a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music.

He has played and shared the stage with , Hermeto Paschoal, Geraldo Azevedo, Sebastião Tapajós, Demônios da Garoa, Vanusa, Renato Borghetti, Osvaldo Montenegro, Jair Rodrigues, Elomar, Toquinho, Tunai, Paulinho da Viola, Nando Cordel,  Moraes Moreira, Fafá de Belém, Amelinha, Los Hermanos,   Zeca Baleiro, Miyazawa and others.

UPCOMING PDX JAZZ @ MISSION THEATER PERFORMANCES

Tuesday, December 13 · George Colligan · 8pm** The New York native, pianist/composer and will premiere a program of original works along with performing the music by the iconic pianist, former PSU professor and Blue Note Records recording artist, Andrew Hill **

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 January 19 · Singer Cyrille Aimée and guitarist Diego Figueiredo · 8pm

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Tickets for shows ticketed by Cascade Tickets may be purchased at the Crystal box office or other McMenamins outlet (Bagdad Theater, Edgefield, East 19th St. Café in Eugene) At these locations the convenience charge is only $1.

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 by phone at 1-800-514-ETIX, or by clicking the “Buy Tickets” link located at the eve

nt listing on the McMenamins schedules

Tickets are $15 advance/day of show.

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The Mission Theater is located ateserved seating is available for PDX Jazz members

1624 N.W. Glisan, Portland, OR
(503) 223-4527

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For further information contact Don Lucoff @ dlucoff@pdxjazz.com

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