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“This lady has one of the best voices in the industry” The Nigerian News “They make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck” Time Out
Aydenne is one of London’s finest Jazz singers, as many testimonials will tell you. For over 24 years Aydenne has wowed audiences with her deep, powerful vocal tones, taking her career to countless prestigious milestone performances including; the lead role in “Break Away Angel” musical Theatre Royal, a Royal Performance, the world famous Jazz Café, Ronnies, Cambridge University, ‘Jazz in The Park’, Pizza Express, Mezzo, London W1 (18 month residency), International Isle of Wight Jazz Diva Festival, interior designers George Smith Decorex after party (client for 10 years!), Wimbledon Theatre, 5 star hotel The Cliveden, The Shangri- La Hotel, Singapore (3 month residency), Lady Butlin’s (of Butlin’s holiday) 85th Birthday party (Jersey C.I.), Ernst & Young event (Jersey C.I.), Floridita (formerly Mezzo), London, W1., Rendevous Casino, Sussex, Turks River Thames Dinner Jazz Cruises, Newport Jazz Weekend 2013 (and 2015) to name just a few….
Recently Aydenne has had the absolute pleasure of performing for some very prestigious clients and events such as Sofas & Shakers - George Smith Ltd, Kings road, Chelsea, Newport Jazz Weekend ; Aydenne Simone & The Keith Ingham Trio; Keith Ingham (Piano), Ken Black (Drums), Jon Thorne (Bass), Private Dining - “A Musical Dinner in the Garden by the Sea”, Hosted by Tony Thatcher, Pulpitrock, Bonchurch, Isle of Wight ; Aydenne Simone & The Keith Ingham Trio; Keith Ingham (Piano), Ken Black (Drums), Jon Thorne (Bass) - August 2014, Jazz Picnic, East Dene, Bonchurch, Isle of Wight. Aydenne along with her fabulous musicians, have also performed at countless venues across the UK, and continues to be consistently busy. “I love what you do!” Peter Stringfellow
Recent Testimonials Philippa Juul – Wedding - Radisson Hotel, St. Pancras, London. Jeremy and I are back from our honeymoon now and I just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful evening on Friday 3rd. We LOVED the music - you and the boys were fabulous and really made the atmosphere that we wanted. Mr & Mrs Cornford - Farnham, Surrey "For the evening reception we hired a fantastic singer called Aydenne Simone – Steve and I went to see her play in a tiny venue in Wimbledon and were blown away by her incredible voice. She played alongside her band The Jazz Culture Band – made up of a pianist, sax, drummer and guitarist. They played some absolute classics – Fever, Hit The Road Jack, Five-Ten-Fifteen Hours are just a few examples". Mr & Mrs Finch - Jersey - Channel Islands "We had a fabulous wedding day, beautifully complimented by your fantastic performances, it really made our day so special". Mr & Mrs Vidal Reid - Wallington, Surrey "Thanks so much for our pressie and for making our wedding day so special. We had such a wonderful day. Thank you". Maria Vidal Best singer ever, made my ceremony amazing. Everyone loved you xxxxx The Conran restaurant Mezzo, London said “SASSS! - With Aydenne Simone. The Lady positively oozes sasss and class as she wings her way through her extensive repertoire. Nobody one can resist Aydenne’s effervescent charm”. Mr & Mrs S Cornford – Jersey - Channel Islands Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and all the band before we head off on Honeymoon - you were amazing and we loved it, especially the first dance which was perfect and sounded brilliant! All night everyone kept saying how great you were and people are still commenting now! George Smith Ltd – Fulham - London Thank you so much to you, the band and the pianist for entertaining our guests so wonderfully on Tuesday night. As ever we received tons of compliments from guests and staff alike and the only complaint being that they wished you could have gone on all night. Ben Norris – Managing Director
Roger Limb - Pianist, Musical Director and Producer (Producer of the ‘Black Coffee album) is a man of many talents. Played piano from age of 4, gigging on bass from age of 15 in mainly jazz based groups one of which had Brian Jones (Rolling Stones) on Saxophone! Aydenne celebrated performing with Roger Limb for 21 years in This is a beautiful musical partnership spanning so many years and consistently growing and developing along the way.
Imre A rising star on the London Jazz scene pianist and composer Imre Varga has honed his craft in jazz and fusion. Â Discovering at an early age an ability to play by ear. He learnt piano, guitar and drums through his teens. Studying Â BA(Mus) in Music Theory, Piano and Choir for Contemporary Music atÂ the University of Pecs in his native Hungary where he graduated inÂ READ MOREREAD MORE Imre is an absolute sensation. Performing with Imre is just wonderful. He is fearless, passionate with an ear to just create the most beautiful moments in a song. Working with him is not like working at all, its just totally thrilling. In 2014 Aydenne teamed up with Hungarian pianist Imre Varga. Aydenne says “Working with Imre is an absolute delight, his playing is very very special, and, he adapts from one genre to another effortlessly, I adore him”. From the very first rehearsal Aydenne fell in love with his playing and knew that as a duo they really had something very special. They have performed at numerous gigs all over the south east playing jazz, soul, Motown and blues, and they continue to be busy. In 2014 Aydenne teamed up with Hungarian pianist Imre Varga. Aydenne says “Working with Imre is an absolute delight, his playing is very very special, and, he adapts from one genre to another effortlessly, I adore him”. From the very first rehearsal Aydenne fell in love with his playing and knew that as a duo they really had something very special. They have performed at numerous gigs all over the south east playing jazz, soul, Motown and blues, and they continue to be busy.
Imre is now also a fully paid up member of The Jazz Culture Band making them a nice jazz/soul 7 piece band; Tenor sax, piano (jazz), piano (Soul/Motown. This gives them a whole new soul and Motown repertoire to really turn up the heat! July 2014, I met Imre Varga. Imre was only due to cover my wonderful jazz partner Roger Limb for one gig. A pianist was flown in from New York, to perform at the gig for which I had booked Imre, so I owed Imre a gig. Another gig soon came in, which I could offer to Imre as Roger Limb was also coincidentally unable to do that gig. Contact was made and a rehearsal booked for 2 hours. He walked towards me and I loved him instantly! After the rehearsal, I walked home smiling all the way, thinking rehearsals should not be that much fun. Another rehearsal was booked for a weeks time and I could not wait. Imre had passion, humility, talent and what jazz really demands…a fearless approach to ‘taking a song somewhere’, and he was not only able to create a ‘moment’ in a song, but he could savour it’s presence’. A rare and joyous ability. After 25 years in this business, I can tell you, I know what I heard, when this man played the piano. I heard talent, not raw talent, but a talent that was polished, ready and able to be the UK’s new Jamie Cullum. Actually, I think he is better! So in August 2014, The Duo was born. The stage communication between Imre and I was equally instant and effective, which made for a very special performance of an astonishing quality.
Clinton Think Martin Taylor, George Benson, yes we’re serious, that is the quality of playing you can expect from him. Simply an absorbing, outstanding, and passionate talented guitarist. Clinton started playing guitar when he was just 14. Clinton has played with Lyndon David Hall, Hot Chocolate, Sweet Sensation and now the Jazz Culture Band. Clinton has been with the Jazz Culture band close to 10 years now, and we are proud, proud to have his standard around us. His contribution to the sound of the Jazz Culture Band is evident throughout. Roger worked his way up through the jazz world and eventually played with Chris Barber 's Jazz and Blues Band. Worked a lot as a solo pianist, interval spots etc. then started deputising for band pianists. Now does 50/50 bass and piano. After a spell as a news reader, (many times dashing off the stage at the 100 Club at 1140 PM to get to the studio in time to read the midnight news on the World Service) he became a composer at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Here he wrote more than 100 title tracks, at least 200 songs for kids programmes, soundtracks for wildlife programmes and scores of scores for such shows as Dr. Who. Aydenne is very proud of the fact that Roger is the producer of the 'Black Coffee' album, she says "Roger comes with pretty loaded credentials, and I am truly blessed to have had so many wonderful years working with the great Roger Limb.
Andrew A former member of Harvey and the Wallbangers. Played in the Jazz Trio of the Queen Mary II on it's maiden voyage. Recently returned there to accompany music director of Lena Horne, and guitarist of James Brown, Rodney Jones. Accompanied Duke Ellington Orchestra trombonist James Burton III. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios and played numerous clubs, tours, concert halls, and dives throughout Britain and Europe. Has played with singer Ian Shaw, alto saxophonist Matt Wates and the Willie Garnett Big Band. Andrew is now proud to be part of the Jazz Culture band, having worked with Aydenne, performing with the BBC Aerial Big Band. “Andrew is just terrific, a superb drummer, professional throughout, and so passionate about music. Andrew has a wealth of knowledge about Jazz and Jazz musicians, that is so impressive. He can capture you with musical facts and anecdotes for hours. A wonderful warm, compassionate personality who I just love to pieces, a real credit to the band. Aydenne Simone - July 2010
Joe Joe started playing rhythm guitar and piano in his fathers’ church at the tender age of 10 years old. He later added singing, composing music and playing drums to his musical endeavours. An accomplished musician, Joe has worked in session with, and produced for, a number of performers/bands including Natural Touch, Profile and Surface. He has also worked alongside many notable artistes including: Sandra Cross, Lynden David Hall, Winston Reedy, Chosen Few Rocky Campbell, Linda Muriel, Frankie Paul, Dennis Brown, plus many more… Joe’s musical influences include Stanley Clarke, George Benson, Queen, Sly & Robbie Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye and Third World. Joe considers The Jazz Culture Band his home - and we are happy to have him. A real team player, willing to contribute to our development at every turn. Joe is one of the God Fathers of my baby, The Jazz Culture Band. A professional that can be relied on. A bass player that knows how important he is to the sound of a great track, influencial, competent and a real asset. Aydenne Simone - October Andy Specialises in Soul, Blues and Jazz. He is very lucky to have played with many great bands, singers and musicians, including The O.T. Band, Eddie Floyd, Solomon Burke, Percy Sledge, Dorothy Moore, The Memphis Horns and Steve Cropper and Aydenne Simone of course!. A character in the Jazz Culture family, someone we can rely on to deliver every time. He is now proud to be playing with Aydenne Simone and Jazz Culture Band. “ A very, very good player/jazzer, great feel. Andy has the ability to blend in well with any style, and adapts on his feet quick to play just the right phrase or note. An asset to my band. ” Aydenne Simone - October 2009
Aydenne and her team can create a beautiful subtle atmosphere for dining, with a superb duo, or a powerful, raise the roof, stomping jazz and blues party night! Aydenne attracts sophisticated audiences, who know and love the style and songs of the jazz, soul and Motown greats. Why not go and have a listen….