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BOP STOP at The Music Settlement is Cleveland's premier listening room: an intimate, acoustically pristine performance venue with sweeping views of Lake Erie.
April 13 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Vocalist and acclaimed songwriter Aimée Allen returns to BOP STOP with this ultra dynamic trio featuring master musicians guitarist Tony Romano and bassist Francois Moutin. With a repertoire rooted in her soulful, compelling original music, but also including selections from multiple eras of the jazz cannon, Aimée will deliver a rich, exciting set featuring song poetry and lively improvisation. These three are more than the sum of their parts.
Aimée's latest release Love and the Catalyst was nominated for a 2023 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Vocal Album. Her compositions from the project have also been shortlisted for the 2022 International Songwriting Competition.
Tickets to attend this show are $20 each. This event will also be livestreamed on BOP STOP's Facebook page at showtime. Accessing the stream is free but donations are encouraged and directly support the band. To donate, select "Donation: Livestream Attendee" (which is a $10 blanket ticket price) as your Ticket Option above and follow the steps below:
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, vocalist Aimée (pronounced emAY, or M.A.) Allen's intimate connection with music began as a child. Her childhood was scored with classic jazz, because her mother kept selections from the tradition on the family turntable. 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, having toured in France, Italy, Russia, and Senegal. Standards and bossa are part of her repertoire, but now an accomplished songwriter, she also sings her original compositions, many of which have become audience favorites. Her original music has been licensed for feature film and network television. She has sung with many renowned musicians including Romero Lubambo, Ron McClure, François Moutin, Rozwell Rudd, Ari Hoenig, and Yomo Toro.
Internationally recognized jazz bass player, François Moutin has toured extensively all over the world, most recently in France and Switzerland with Aimée in mid-March 2020. However, he has toured for years with a trio including Ari Hoenig and Jean-Michel Pilc, and also with a succession of world-renowned bands with his brother Louis Moutin, with the Moutin Reunion Quartet, and more recently the Moutin Factory Quintet. He also has toured with Mike Stern and Rudresh Mahanthappa. From 1988 on, he has toured consistently around the world (performing about 10 tours per year on average) with artists such as Martial Solal, Jean Michel Pilc, Michel Portal, Peter Erskine, Nguyen Le, Randy Brecker, Toots Thielemans, James Moody, Michel Legrand, Lee Konitz, Franck Wess, Ari Hoenig, Mike Stern, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Lew Soloff, Steve Kuhn, Billy Hart, Jeff Tain Watts, Victor Lewis, Dave Liebman, Mulgrew Miller, Harry Belafonte, and Joachim Kuhn, in major venues and festivals in countries on all 5 continents. About a quarter of these tours have been with projects François co-led.
Guitarist Tony Romano has toured extensively throughout the world as both a sideman and as a co-leader, performing at major festivals, concert halls and clubs. Tony started touring in 1994 in Germany and Austria for the Germany based Normal records with singer/songwriter Melissa Lou, then spent 10 years touring with Latin Soul pioneer Joe Bataan. As a co-leader of the Lenny Sendersky-Tony Romano group, he has toured extensively in Russia, Belarus, Israel, Cyprus, and the U.S.
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