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Cinnamon Denise is a vocalist, bassoonist, songwriter, and producer with a talent for drawing listeners into her music. As a classically trained bassoonist, Cinnamon Denise incorporates a unique style of playing into her performances. Cinnamon is an alumna of the University of Miami Frost School of Music, where she studied Media Writing and Production. She earned a Masters Degree in Music Technology Innovation from the Berklee College of Music, Valencia Spain Campus.
As an ambassador of Berklee College of Music she attended the MIDEM Music 4-day Conference in Cannes, France, where she demonstrated her creative process, giving a stunning performance at the EmTech España 2014 MIT Conference. She also completed a three-month apprenticeship at Sonic Vista Studios, Ibiza, Spain, under the direction of L. Henry Sarmiento II, Recording Academy member and sound engineer. At Sonic Vista Studios, she exponentially increased her writing and mixing skills, as well as became inspired by great musicians such as Elijah Ray.
Cinnamon Denise has toured the eastern coast of Spain; performed on Eurovision-Slovenian national television; recorded with Grammy® winning producers and engineers; and performed at some of Atlanta’s top venues, including The Velvet Note and Apache Café. Selected in the top 10 from 100 applicants, she was a semi-finalist in the 2015 Montreux Jazz Festival Jazz Voice Competition, presided by legendary artist Al Jarreau.
As a yoga teacher, Cinnamon spreads a peace through all of her performances and teaches private lessons for movement and various facets of the yoga world.
“I believe in the power of music to bring about change in this world. So, let’s make some music and spread some love.” ~ Cinnamon Denise
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