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Jazz Vocalist Cyrille Aimée to Perform on Jazz Room Series at William Paterson on February 9

Award-winning vocalist Cyrille Aimée will open the spring 2014 Jazz Room Series at William Paterson University in Wayne on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 4 p.m. in the Shea Center for Performing Arts on campus.

Prior to the concert, Aimée will be the guest for “Sittin’ In,” an informal discussion about jazz, at 3 p.m in Shea Center 101. Admission is free to all Jazz Room ticket holders. Tickets are available in advance at the Shea Center Box Office at 973.720.2371 or for $15 general, $12 for senior citizens and William Paterson faculty, staff and alumni, $8 non-William Paterson students and free for William Paterson students. There will be an additional $3 charge per ticket purchased on show day.

Born in France, Aimée began performing in cafes and clubs as a teenager.  A 2010 Theolonious Monk Competition finalist and winner of last year’s Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition, Aimee incorporates a unique combination of her French and Dominican family roots with her uncanny jazz sensibility. She is already a veteran of collaborations with Bobby McFerrin, Roy Hargrove, and Joel Frahm, and appears regularly at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Small’s, Iridium, and Birdland. Her first major label recording, It’s a Good Day, will be released later this spring.

Launched in 1978, the Jazz Room is one of the largest and most prestigious college-sponsored jazz events in the country. Performers include renowned professionals who encompass the complete spectrum of jazz, as well as William Paterson’s own student ensembles. The series has won numerous grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for its innovative programming.


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