Alicyn Yaffee
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Alicyn Yaffee

New York City, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2016

New York City, NY
Established on Jan, 2016
Band Jazz Latin

Calendar

Apr
12
Alicyn Yaffee @ ShapeShifter Lab

New York, United States

New York, United States

Apr
23
Alicyn Yaffee @ Bar Next Door at La Lanterna

New York, NY

New York, NY

Mar
15
Alicyn Yaffee @ Fat Cat

New York, NY

New York, NY

Mar
13
Alicyn Yaffee @ The Battery Books and Music

Pasadena, CA

Pasadena, CA

Mar
12
Alicyn Yaffee @ Chocolate Chip House Session

CA

CA

Mar
10
Alicyn Yaffee @ Handlery Hotel San Diego

San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA

Mar
03
Alicyn Yaffee @ Blue Wing Saloon & Restaurant

Upper Lake, CA

Upper Lake, CA

Jan
24
Alicyn Yaffee @ Williamsburg Music Center

New York, NY

New York, NY

Jul
24
Alicyn Yaffee @ Bar Next Door at La Lanterna

New York, NY

New York, NY

Jul
19
Alicyn Yaffee @ Soundcellar

England, United Kingdom

England, United Kingdom

Jul
17
Alicyn Yaffee @ The Troubadour

London, England, United Kingdom

London, England, United Kingdom

Jul
16
Alicyn Yaffee @ Sighisoara Blues Festival

Sighișoara, Mureş, Romania

Sighișoara, Mureş, Romania

Jul
14
Alicyn Yaffee @ Garana Festival

garana, Caraş-Severin, Romania

garana, Caraş-Severin, Romania

Jul
12
Alicyn Yaffee @ The Hug and Pint

Scotland, United Kingdom

Scotland, United Kingdom

Jun
30
Alicyn Yaffee @ Soper Reese Theatre

Lakeport, CA

Lakeport, CA

May
24
Alicyn Yaffee @ Fat Cat

New York, NY

New York, NY

Jun
15
Alicyn Yaffee @ Red Poppy Art House

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

Apr
19
Alicyn Yaffee @ Bar Next Door at La Lanterna

New York, NY

New York, NY

Mar
24
Alicyn Yaffee @ Cupping Room Cafe

New York, NY

New York, NY

Mar
22
Alicyn Yaffee @ Bar Next Door at La Lanterna

New York, NY

New York, NY

Mar
12
Alicyn Yaffee @ Silvana

New York, NY

New York, NY

Oct
06
Alicyn Yaffee @ JB's Lounge

Sacramento, California, USA

Sacramento, California, USA

Aug
24
Alicyn Yaffee @ The Shady Lady

Sacramento, California, USA

Sacramento, California, USA

Nov
14
Alicyn Yaffee @ California State University Sacramento

Sacramento, California, USA

Sacramento, California, USA

Oct
12
Alicyn Yaffee @ California State University Sacramento

Sacramento, California, USA

Sacramento, California, USA

Oct
10
Alicyn Yaffee @ UC Davis Law School, 400 Mrak Hall Drive Davis, CA 95616.

Davis, California, USA

Davis, California, USA

Sep
10
Alicyn Yaffee @ Luna's Cafe

Sacramento, California, USA

Sacramento, California, USA

Music

Press


That was a great show. Both Thin Air and Lipka and Yaffee's duo brought the thunder.

Casey and Alicyn's sound continues to be honed and developed, as evidenced by their performances at Luna's. The show this past week was no exception. The duo continues to mix their vocal stylings with a personal take jazz standards (a'la Monk and Wayne Shorter). This week they added special guests on both trumpet and backing vocals for select tunes (unfortunately, I didn't catch the guests' names). The scene is lucky to have this pair of improvisers continually exploring their art for our ears. (Was that cheesy?)

- Ross Hammond


"Alicyn Yaffee took the lead with the ensemble’s second song, “Don't Be On the Outside.” While Vang’s voice had been powerful in more of a gospel sense, Yaffee’s voice reminded me of a more classical jazz voice, the kind I’d hear in a black-and-white movie." Miriam Arghandiwal - SACRAMENTO STATE HORNET


"Alicyn Yaffee took the lead with the ensemble’s second song, “Don't Be On the Outside.” While Vang’s voice had been powerful in more of a gospel sense, Yaffee’s voice reminded me of a more classical jazz voice, the kind I’d hear in a black-and-white movie." Miriam Arghandiwal - SACRAMENTO STATE HORNET


Oh, please don't go thinking this adventurous, dexterous guitar gal is an art chick just because she can hit them to all fields. Certainly a today kind of release in touch with today's audience that wants more than beats, she melds jazz and punk without it becoming punk/jazz and offers lots of meat on the bone. A diverse outing with energy and ideas to spare, you can start out thinking it's some kind of experimental, clubby folk/jazz kind of thing but you better be ready to let this music take you where it will. Well done. - Midwest Record


Oh, please don't go thinking this adventurous, dexterous guitar gal is an art chick just because she can hit them to all fields. Certainly a today kind of release in touch with today's audience that wants more than beats, she melds jazz and punk without it becoming punk/jazz and offers lots of meat on the bone. A diverse outing with energy and ideas to spare, you can start out thinking it's some kind of experimental, clubby folk/jazz kind of thing but you better be ready to let this music take you where it will. Well done. - Midwest Record


on bass, guitarist Alicyn Yaffee, like Stevens, Brooklyn-based, whose fretboard-work, recalling that of Emily Remler, Stevens has admired for years. - LondonJazz


Alicyn Yaffee has a clear and cool folksy voice as she plays guitar along with a suavely swinging and sensitive team - Jazz Weekly


Certainly a today kind of release in touch with today's audience that wants more than beats, she melds jazz and punk without it becoming punk/jazz and offers lots of meat on the bone. A diverse outing with energy and ideas to spare, you can start out thinking it's some kind of experimental, clubby folk/jazz kind of thing but you better be ready to let this music take you where it will. Well done. - Midwest Record


She composes music with rounded corners and informed melodies. Her lyrics are topical cutting to the bone on personal, social, and cultural levels. - All About Jazz


Discography

Cave Women. Released 2012.
Beyond Average Recepis. Released 2012.
Sacramento State Jazz Ensemble. Released 2012.
Something to Think About. Released 2012.

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Bio

 Alicyn Yaffee is one of the next generation of talented and inspired young jazz musicians to come out of Northern California. Now based in New York City, Alicyn's debut album, "Someone Else," features all original songs that exude the pensive intensity and lushness of artists like Alanis Morissette and Joni Mitchell.

Alicyn recently toured Europe with Becca Stevens (Nationally Acclaimed Vocalist and Winner of " Rising Star Vocalist" in Downbeat magazine). As a solo artist, Alicyn has performed  at renowned New York music venues, including; Rockwood Music Hall; The Bar Next Door; Fat Cat Music; The Drom and Bowery Electric.

Alicyn  is a rare bird among young guitar players. She has a soulful style, emphasizing tone and feel over flashy technique, while at the same time possessing considerable harmonic knowledge and a good deal of prowess on the fretboard. 

Alicyn wrote, sang and played guitar on every song of “Someone Else,” her debut solo  album. Recorded and mixed by Josh Connolly and produced by Benny Rietveld,  the album features Cindy Blackman Santana, Pepe Jimenez, Jeff Cressman and Ronnie Foster.  Wooing  listeners with her lush vocals and passionate guitar work,  Chris Spector of Midwest Record wrote of Alicyn’s debut album, “a Diverse outing with energy and ideas to spare… Well done.”


"She is definitely a multi-faceted artist, and it will be exciting to see where she goes next!"
                 - Benny Rietveld (bass player and Musical Director for Carlos Santana)


"Yeah, Alicyn!! What a cool and wide ranging album.. everything sounds great... killing!" 

- Jonathan Kreisberg 


" Oh, please don't go thinking this adventurous, dexterous guitar gal is an art chick just because she can hit them to all fields. Certainly a today kind of release in touch with todays audience that wants more than beats, she melds jazz and punk without it becoming punk/jazz and offers lots of meat on the bone." 

-Chris Spector, Midwest Record

Band Members