A rising star in the galaxy of female jazz singers, the singer Cyrille Aimée lives up to her name. This Frenchwoman with Dominican ancestry cultivates jazz as a source of happiness. She was noticed during her performance at the Montreux Festival and at the Thelonious Monk and Sarah Vaughan competitions. Her stay in the cradle of the genre, New Orleans, and her detour through Stephen Sondheim's musical affirmed her art; her playful voice, her versatility, as well as an elegant touch of folk and pop, give her an incredible charm. She began singing in the streets of Europe and has performed for audiences at some of the world's most prestigious jazz festivals; she has gone from the intimacy of singing by the fire in the gypsy camps of her native France to performing on Broadway; she has faced the most formidable of audiences, such as New York's famed Apollo Theatre. Among her many awards, she has won the International Vocal Jazz Competition at the Montreux Festival and the Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition.