Over the past couple years Cyrille Aimee’s reputation as one of today’s finest jazz singers has been steadily growing. She’s just released a new album, Let’s Get Lost. It’s receiving positive reviews and finds the 31-year-old singer on the brink of major success. Aimee is currently on tour in support of the album and performs at the Orpheum Theater in Sioux Falls Friday evening at 8:00 for the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society concert series.
Aimee’s father is French and her mother is from the Dominican Republic. She grew up in the same French town where legendary Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt spent his final years. She moved to the U.S. to study jazz performance at SUNY's campus in Purchase, N.Y. In 2012 she won the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition.
Aimee joined Jazz Nightly and discussed her musical roots and Let's Get Lost.