Aydenne Simone & The Liam Stevens Trio
About Aydenne Simone & The Liam Stevens Trio
Aydenne & Liam met at The Soho Jazz festival, hosted by the wonderful Piano Bar Soho in June 2016. Six days after they met and agreed to meet up to ‘work together sometime’ the piano bar asked Aydenne to provide a performance with a pianist of her choice, and the choice for Aydenne was absolutely clear. Aydenne & Liam performed their first gig together six days later, and it was sheer magic. The rest is history! Gig after gig they have wowed their audience. The chemistry between them is just incredible to watch. Every performance they do together they have the audience caught up in the moment, hanging on every note! An album just had to be made! Liam Stevens is an astonishing jazz pianist. His performances are an eye opening opportunity to see a pianist who is so incredibly talented, and someone who has a very, very strong reputation on the jazz scene. He never disappoints, delivering a very high level of quality, passion and musicianship (and Jazzology!). We challenge you to only see him play just once!, you will have to see Liam play again and again. Aydenne Simone says “After 30 years in this business of singing jazz, pianists like Liam are not made, they are born, I love him, he is just incredible!” Liam Stevens has led his trio expertly for the past two years. Both Tom Dring (bass) and Joe Dessauer (drums) are also very very talented, and deliver awesome performances. THIS IS A MUST SEE JAZZ TRIO.
“Liam Stevens is one of the most exciting and energetic players on the UK scene “ Piano Bar, Soho
Oh oh oh ! The Queen of Jazz - Aydenne Simone and trumpeter supreme- Andy Davies absolutely smashed it tonight ! With uber pianist Liam Stevens, demon bass p...layer Tom Dring and jump in' Joe Dessauer on drums the Jazz Room was on fire !The ghosts of Sarah Vaughan and Miles Davis danced and at the end there was an unprecedented 100 % standing ovation. "Awesome" just doesn't do it! This is the real thing.
A fabulous evening at the Piano club --- you and LIAM.Stevens together are out of this World together --- Thanks for sharing your talents ---- enjoyed the evening so o o o much ----
‘In the Pocket’ is an expression used by the great American jazz arranger Quincy Jones when all is musically perfect. Well the quite remarkable Aydenne Simone and her trio were well and truly ‘in the pocket’ with their performance at the historic Club for Acts and Actors in Covent Garden. Aydenne sings and swings to perfection. Her voice moves effortlessly from beguiling to bold to brassy to bluesey, always with the greatest respect for the lyrics she so wonderfully projects. Not just a singer but a consummate seller of a song, her stage movements illustrating the rhythmic feast she treats audiences to. Liam Stevens on piano in particular, is a show in himself, and obviously destined for jazz greatness. The sell-out audience of many professional entertainers at the CAA were hooked from the start and roared Aydenne and the trio on. There were three standing ovations: one at the end of each set and another when Aydenne joined the audience in the bar afterwards for a well-earned drink. What a performance – what a night!