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Aimée Allen Quantum Entanglements Quartet with Toru Dodo, François Moutin, and Kush Abadey

July 26, 2021

8:30pm

 

Acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Aimée Allen is known for her lyrical and soulful compositions. She will be joined by Grammy-nominated pianist Toru Dodo, world-renowned bassist Francois Moutin, and innovative in-demand drummer Kush Abadey for a set of poignant original music and jazz standards. The Quantum Entanglements project is about connection, in all its forms. Rich musical terrain will be explored with message and melody in brand new compositions. Compelling harmonies and rhythms to be expected.

 

 

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About Aimée Allen

Aimée Allen is a NYC-based jazz vocalist and songwriter who has produced and released multiple critically acclaimed jazz albums that have charted on jazz radio. She has performed extensively in the New York metropolitan area and toured abroad as a headliner in France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Senegal. Audiences have come to know her for her original jazz compositions and evocative lyrics, as well as her innovative arrangements of jazz standards and bossas. Her last release, Wings Uncaged, featured musicians François Moutin, Billy Test, and Kush Abadey, and was named one of Downbeat Magazine’s Best of 2019. It reached #32 on the JazzWeek charts (#1 on the RMR jazz charts, and #8 on the NACC jazz charts). Her original music has been licensed for film and television. She has sung with renowned jazz musicians Romero Lubambo, Ron McClure, François Moutin, Roswell Rudd, Ari Hoenig, Joel Frahm, and Yomo Toro. In 2020, Aimée was the co-writer and interpreter of two songs on Fahir Atakoglu’s jazz release For Love, a collection of Atakoglu’s compositions interpreted by multiple guest artists including Buika, Luciana Souza, and Romero Lubambo among others.  In 2021, Aimée was awarded a South Arts Jazz Road Tours grant to support tour engagements in the U.S.

 

www.aimeeallenmusic.com

Band Bios

Toru Dodo – Grammy nominated pianist / composer / arranger Toru Dodo, born in Tokyo, started playing classical piano at age 4.  After entering the prestigious Meiji University in Tokyo where he majored in Economics, Dodo discovered jazz, and soon began playing professionally in Tokyo. After graduating, he went to Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he graduated summa cum laude in 1998. Following his graduation from Berklee, Dodo moved to NY. His musical career progressed both as a leader and a sideman, with tours taking him all over the world.

 

François Moutin – Internationally recognized jazz bass player / composer / arranger François Moutin has performed and toured most notably with Ari Hoenig and Jean-Michel Pilc in trio, and also with a succession of world-renowned bands he co-leads with his brother, drummer Louis Moutin: the Moutin Reunion Quartet, and more recently the Moutin Factory Quintet. Known as a peerless master of his instrument, he also has played with Mike Stern, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Martial Solal, Michel Portal, Peter Erskine, Nguyen Le, Randy Brecker, Toots Thielemans, James Moody, Michel Legrand, Lee Konitz, Franck Wess, Lew Soloff, Steve Kuhn, Billy Hart, Jeff Tain Watts, Victor Lewis, Dave Liebman, Mulgrew Miller, Harry Belafonte, Joachim Kuhn, and others.  He has played at major venues and festivals on all 5 continents.

 

Kush Abadey – At 16 years old Kush joined the Wallace Roney Quintet, and recorded, traveled, and performed with the band throughout the world.  Kush was the youngest artist to date, ever selected for the Strathmore Artist-in-Residence program for performance and composition.  In 2008,  he was invited to perform for “Jazz at the White House” hosted by Michelle Obama. There he performed in an ensemble led by Paquito D’Rivera featuring Wynton Marsalis.  In 2009, Kush was awarded a Presidential Scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts, where he studied for two years. While at Berklee he collaborated and studied with musicians such as Terri Lyne Carrington, Ralph Peterson, and Darren Barrett. In 2012, Kush moved to NYC where he currently performs, records, and tours internationally with various renowned musicians and groups.

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