Aimée Butcher is an up-and-coming jazz vocalist and composer in the Toronto music scene, originally from Mississauga, Ontario. At the age of five her passion for music developed once she began singing in her local church choir. After years of studying both classical and jazz music, Aimée became a graduate of the University of Toronto, where she earned her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Jazz Performance with Honours.
Aimée has studied with many notable Canadian jazz musicians including Christine Duncan, Chase Sanborn, Alex Samaras, Phil Nimmons, Heather Bambrick, Shannon Butcher, Andrew Jones and John Macleod.
Aimée is an active musician who has spent the past five years performing at many established Toronto venues including The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar and the Jazz Bistro. She is also a busy side woman who performs with talents such as Chris Tsujiuchi, Robin Claxton, Rachael Cardiello, The Marwills, Christine Duncan’s Element Choir and the a cappella vocal group, The Wind and the Water.
In May of 2015, Aimée released her debut album, “The World Is Alright”, at the prestigious Jazz Bistro to a sold-out audience. Hailed as an innovative composer, her album has been well-received globally and has earned radio airplay on established radio stations such as CBC Radio (Toronto and Montreal) and JAZZ.FM91. In September of 2015, Aimée’s original composition, “Autumn in Paris” was featured on the Toronto 311 “Call-In” Playlist.