Alicyn Yaffee is a New York City-based guitarist, vocalist and bassist, by way of Kelseyville, California. An artist of wide range and depth, she earned her BM in Jazz Studies, with a Double Major of Guitar and Vocals, at Cal State University in Sacramento. In the few years since the move to New York, she has toured the U.S. and Europe under her own name, as well as with Becca Stevens, Grammy-nominee JC Hopkins’ Biggish Band, award winning singer Allan Harris, and bassist Benny Rietveld (Santana ); released her first solo album, “Someone Else”, featuring Cindy Blackman Santana, Ronnie Foster, Jeff Cressman; and played numerous venues with her own groups and with a diverse range of jazz and rock artists, including guitarist Mark Whitfield, China Moses, Kat Rodriguez,Bria Skonberg, Shirazette Tinnin’s Sonic Wallpaper, Arcoiris Sandoval, 13th Law, Tiana Major9, Haitian singer Darlene Desca, Dawn Drake’s Zapote, and Indian progressive rock composer Anupam Shobhakar. Alicyn was featured in Classical Theater or Harlem’s remake of “The Bacchae” where she was performing with the actors onstage with a wireless guitar in Marcus Garvey Park. Alicyn has performed at many venues including; Dizzys Club Coca-Cola, Birdland jazz club, Minton’s Playhouse, Bar lunAtico, Carnegie Hall, Little island main stage as well as many other notable venues.
She has opened for artists David Lindley and Masta ace, been a tour assistant to David Crosby, a music transcriptionist for blue note recording artists. She is currently working on her second solo album while getting her master’s degree from Rutgers University in jazz performance.