Alicyn Yaffee

Alicyn Yaffee

 New York City, New York, USA
SoloJazzBlues

Alicyn Yaffee is one of the next generation of talented and inspiring 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 exuding the pensive intensity and lushness of artists like Alanis Morissette and Joni Mitchell.

Band Press

Nebraska Mondays – Ross Hammond

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?)

Sacramento State Vocal Jazz Group Rocks The House – 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 Vocal Jazz Group Rocks The House – 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

ALICYN YAFFEE/Someone Else – 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.

MADMAN JUNKYARD ALICYN YAFFEE/Someone Else – 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.