Cyrille Aimée + Nicholas Payton Duo at the Vermont Jazz Center
Vocalist Cyrille Aimée explored Gypsy Jazz in her native France, busked in European cities, an traveled to New York City for school to develop her skills and passion for creative improvising and jazz standards.
She won the Montreux Jazz Vocal competition, the Sarah Vaughan International Vocal competition and was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk competition. She has 8 albums out as a leader
Nicholas Payton is one of the leading trumpeters of our time. His first major recording was with Elvin Jones. He received a Grammy award for an album he recorded with elder statesman Doc Cheatham.
Payton writes, “I don’t play jazz…I play Postmodern New Orleans Music.”
Of his duo collaboration with Aimeé, Payton says, “She has a looper, and I play all the instruments: trumpet, keys, bass… and we often sound like a full band.” This duo performance promises some of the hippest magic of the season.
Sponsored by David Salzberg and Elissa Barr
$20-40 general, $15 student- available online, at door, reserved by phone & In The Moment Records, Brattleboro. $1 extra per CC ticket