The ‘Just Swing’ show is just what you expect from the ever-popular Aydenne Simone & The Big Mama Trio. This band delivers a memorable night of loveable, well-known and incredibly engaging loveable jazz and blues songs. This band is an experience. Extremely talented jazz musicians who know how to swing like the clappers, and deliver clear, lyrical, and memorable music that will transport you to a time when jazz was warm, familiar, heartwarming, comforting and simply delicious.
Aydenne herself is a powerhouse, her voice is incredibly powerful, yet sensitive, quiet, and emotional just at the right moment. Aydenne Simone injects new life into tunes we love and some, you should get to know. There are unexpected twists and turns in Aydenne’s voice that will have you pulling all sorts of funny faces in wonderment. As a host and band leader, she ingratiates you into an intimate performance with a lot of heart and soul – humbly offering all the space and shine that Big Mama’s trio deserves.
The Big Mama Trio is a loyal and almost family-like ensemble, having played together for nearly seven years.
Tom Dring – Double bass; One of the UK’s finest bassists. The closest you will get to Ray Brown in the UK. A jazz Bassist that makes you hear him and really listen to the talent a quality bassist brings to high-end jazz. Being able to make the bass talk in the way he can, is a rare talent indeed.
Gwilym Jones – Drums; – An outstanding talent that gets a reaction from an audience very rarely seen. His playing is phenomenal in that he helps the audience understand just how integral a great drummer is to delivering the nuances of a song.
Olly Chalk – Piano; Olly has talent that just makes you gasp. It is jaw-dropping. He has an exquisite touch that is both classical and full of the passion live jazz needs to reach your soul in the right way. You will be absorbed in a way that can make your inside shake with sheer astonishment.