December 5, 20148:00 pmto10:00 pm
Cyrille Aimée will perform at the University of Buffalo on Thursday, December 5th at 8 pm. 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 stylings are synonymous with musical genius. She has won many awards such as the 2007 Montreux Jazz Festival Competition, the 2010 International Theleonious Monk Competition and the 2012 International Sarah Vaughan Competition. The Washington Post reports, “[Aimée’s] voice is like fine whiskey – oaky and smooth, with a hint of smokiness.” Her vocals are featured in the award-winning French documentary Kings of Pastry. In a much cherished encounter with Bobby McFerrin, Aimée is inspired to develop her loop-pedal solo performance.
University of Buffalo
103 Center for the Arts
Buffalo, NY 14260-6000
In person: Center for Arts Box Office on University of Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus; Online: www.tickets.com; or by phone: 1888-223-6000
Visit www.ubcfa.org or call 1-716-645-2787
February 14, 20158:00 pmto10:30 pm
Exodus to Jazz presents Ulysses Owen Jr. & Friends at the Hochstein School of Music on Saturday, February 14th at 8 pm. Returning with him are pianist Christian Sands and altoist Jaleel Shaw, both of whom impressed during their last Exodus To Jazz appearances – Christian Sands and Jaleel Shaw with the Ulysses Owens led group that featured Christian McBride; Jaleel Shaw most recently with Tom Harrell’s “Colors of a Dream” ensemble.Owens’ remaining “Friends” include Rochester native, trumpeter Mike Cattone, whose local popularity is fueled by stellar musicianship not merely hometown ties. Owing to his commitment to give Western New York jazz fans a memorial Valentine’s Day experience, bassist Yasushi Nakamura and vocalist Brianna Thomas round out Owens’ “Friends”. Like the other members of the ensemble, Nakamura and Thomas are rapidly becoming Brianna Thomas bright spots on the national / international jazz radar screen.
Hochstein School of Music
50 North Plymouth Avenue
Rochester, NY 14608
8 pm. Doors open at 7 pm.
$25.-$40. - online
$28.-$43. - at the door
Visit www.exodustojazz.com or email email@example.com or call 585-733-7685