Aimée Allen

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For the pop rock singer-songwriter, see Aimee Allen.
Aimée Allen
Genres Jazz
Occupations Singer

Aimée Allen is an African-American jazz and world music singer. She has performed extensively in both the U.S. and France, where she lived for some years. She released her first album, Dream, in 2006, and her second, l'Inexplicable, in 2007, although the latter was released in European and Japanese markets in 2008. Dream is a collection of jazz standards and bossa nova favorites, while l'Inexplicable is a collection of originals written by the singer and performed in a jazz/ethnic pop fusion. With one exception, all of the songs on l'Inexplicable are in French. L'inexplicable also includes a cover version of the popular French pop hit, "Jardin d'Hiver", recorded by Henri Salvador in 2000. In 2011, she released her third album, Winters & Mays.[1] Winters & Mays featured her original compositions as well as reinterpretations or standards, bossa nova, swing and pop. It includes a cover of the popular Sting hit "Fragile" and also a vocal interpretaion of the Pat Metheny song "Always and Forever", retitled "Love Aloud", with an original lyric written by Aimée with Metheny's permission. Winters & Mays was on the CMJ Top Jazz Chart for 9 weeks, peaking at #9 overall and on the JazzWeek Mainstream Chart for 17 weeks. It was also on the Canadian Jazz Chart peaking at #9.

"Qu'est-ce qu'on est bien ici," Allen's original song from her second album was used in Episode 7 of the second season of the ABC series Revenge.


  1. ^ "The official Aimée Allen site". Retrieved 2013-03-31. 

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