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Aimée Allen

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Aimée Allen's intimate connection with music began as a child. Her childhood was literally scored with classic jazz, because her mother kept selections from the tradition on the family turntable. This influence can be heard in Aimée's musical style and interpretation. But listeners can also hear Aimée's individual voice, nuanced and sparkling with soul and sensuality. Though singing was a part of her childhood, Aimée first began singing professionally with jazz a cappella groups in college. After graduation, Aimée moved to Paris where she performed regularly in jazz clubs and festivals. The deep relationship between the francophone audiences and Brazilian bossa nova, led Aimée to form Les Bossa Novices, a Paris-based group dedicated to bossa and jazz. Aimée now performs regularly in New York City and abroad. Standards and bossa are part of her repertoire, but now an accomplished composer, she also sings her original songs, many of which have become audience favorites. Her original music has also been licensed for feature film and network television. Aimée's latest CD, Winters & Mays is that rare combination of soulful, sensitive, and swinging. It is a collection of thoughtful original songs and reinterpretations of hand-picked gems, demonstrating Aimée's versatility through jazz, bossa, blues, tango, ballads and even pop. Winters & Mays was released on Azuline Music in 2011

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“A fully fledged composer, lyricist and vocalist, her ideas are filled with depth and meaning and her lyrics profoundly unique.” -Constance Tucker, All About Vocals

Truly an evolving and expansive vocal jazz artist . . .” – Geannine Reid, JazzTimes

“Allen exists as a whole, self-sustaining entity. Her round, sensuous alto has only smooth edges with a caress of warm linen. Her songwriting is top-notch . . .” – C. Michael Baily, All About Jazz

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For Love

Far&Here
2020

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Por Amor

Far&Here
2020

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Wings Uncaged

Azuline Music
2018

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Matter of Time

Azuline Music
2015

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Winter & Mays

Azuline Music
2011

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Winters & Mays

Azuline Music
2011

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