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Cyrille Aimée and Dan Tepfer Duet | French Jazz Series

Part of French Jazz Series Live From New York!

Cyrille Aimee, Dan Tepfer ©Josh Goleman

On June 9, 2021, tune in to the last French Jazz Series@Smalls concert with singer Cyrille Aimee and pianist Dan Tepfer. 

French Jazz Series is a program of virtual concerts presented live on Facebook featuring world-class French and American jazz musicians at the legendary New York City venue, Smalls Jazz Club

From February through June, tune in every second Wednesday of the month at 5pm EST on the Services of the French Embassy’s Facebook Page or at Smalls Jazz Club website & Facebook page.

Discover the full program here.

Cyrille Aimée 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 style is synonymous with musical genius. Her culturally rich background has supplied her with both the driving force of Dominican rhythm and the incredible swing of the French Gypsies. Taking her natural abilities with her across the world, she has received rave reviews and garnered 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. In 2019 Cyrille Aimée was a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition of, 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's discography and musical history is an impressive list for any musician, jazz or otherwise. 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 Smalls Jazz Club and Dizzy's Club, with musicians like Joel Frahm, Steve Davis, Spike Wilner, Tom Kennedy, and Anat Cohen, among many others.

Born in Paris to American parents, tremendously gifted (LA Times) pianist-composer Dan Tepfer has translated his bi-cultural identity into an exploration of music that ignores stylistic bounds. His 2011 Goldberg Variations / Variations, which pairs his performance of Bach's work with improvised variations of his own, has received broad praise as a riveting, inspired, and fresh musical exploration (New York Times). He has worked with the leading lights in jazz, including extensively with saxophone luminary Lee Konitz, while releasing seven albums as a leader. As a composer, he is a recipient of the Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for works including Concerto for Piano and Winds, premiered in the Prague Castle with himself on piano, and Solo Blues for Violin and Piano, premiered at Carnegie Hall. Combining his undergraduate studies in astrophysics with his passion for music, he is currently working on integrating computer-driven algorithms into his improvisational approach. His awards include first prize and audience prize at the Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition, first prize at the East Coast Jazz Festival Competition, and the Cole Porter Fellowship from the American Pianists Association. 

This event is supported by FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

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