When it comes to Jazz, Aydenne Simone is the REAL THING. I came across her on Social Media, but I could easily have met her in a London Jazz venue where she seems to perform regularly. Aydenne Simone has the voice and the stage presence of a classic Jazz singer and is it is lovely to see that such performers still exist, ‘4 octaves of Relaxed Classical Jazz’. She has the power and the subtlety, the timing and the fluency in phrasing that you only find in a true Jazz artist. She also sings the blues, my oh my does she sing the blues! (click on that YouTube video I included on the page and you’ll see what I mean).
I strongly recommend her recently released album ‘Blue Skies’. This album features: Liam Stevens - Piano, Joe Dessauer - Drums, Ashley de Neef - Bass, Tom Dring - Bass on 'Witchcraft'. This classy album is packed with energy and great versions of lovely Jazz Standards from Hymn to Freedom to My Funny Valentine via a version of Summertime with a twist, an unusual feel for that song which gives it a new lease of life. Find out more about this album (and other albums) on her website.
I love it, I love Jazz, I love Aydenne Simone!