Aaron Liddard "Nylon Man" Album Release
Wednesday 7th December 2022
Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat – No Table
The Hampstead Jazz Club presents London-based saxophonist and composer Aaron Liddard and music from his critically acclaimed debut album “Nylon Man” released in October 2022, encompassing jazz, funk, ballads and world music, with his amazing sextet.
“All Aaron Liddard’s music is beautiful” –Flora Purim
‘Nylon Man’ is the new album by saxophonist-keyboardist-arranger-composer Aaron Liddard, released on 7th October on the British independent label Havis House. Aaron has worked in the bands of Amy Winehouse, Beverley Knight, Bob Geldof and for Prince’s now-legendary 21 days at the 02 Arena.
Featuring a plethora of guest contributions from the likes of Carleen Anderson, Omar Puente and Miss Baby Sol, ‘Nylon Man‘ is 12 tracks of jazz by a UK-based artist, influenced by music of Europe, North and South America, the Caribbean and Africa.
In his prolific and wide-ranging career, saxophonist-keyboardist-arranger-composer Aaron Liddard has contributed to many different musical experiences including working with Amy Winehouse, Prince, and Maceo Parker, and in genres ranging from hip hop and rock to Latin music and gospel. But jazz has always been the closest music to his heart.
“Jazz is the only living musical art-form that is not defined by its exclusions,” says Aaron. “At its truest, jazz is an evolving aural tradition. As a musician with myriad musical influences, jazz is the only home that allows me to fully explore.”
‘Nylon Man‘ is named after the three cities that most influenced Aaron (New York, London and Manchester). The album was 12 years in the making and a summation of Liddard’s career to this point.
Forty two musicians appear on this project, including Carleen Anderson, Omar Puente and Miss Baby Sol, encompassing musical traditions of UK, USA, South America, Africa, Cuba, and The Caribbean.
Aaron Liddard sums up his new release which defines his career up to this point. “Nylon Man is how I hear music and its possibilities. I hope that listeners will be happily surprised by what they experience.”
“Supremely talented saxophonist. The band… gave a knock ’em dead performance” –Lance Liddle, Bebop Spoken Here
“Essential listening” – Emrys Baird, Blues & Soul Magazine
“The UK based multi-instrumentalist is a treasure yet to be found on these shores [USA]..the breadth of the experience is wildly ear opening.” – Chris Spector, Midwest Record
Aaron Liddard – Sax, Keys, Leader
Giulia Marelli – Vocals
Isaac Asumadu – Keys
Michael Searl – Bass
Eric Young – Percussion
Jimmy Norden – Drums
Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time.
For £20.00 Tickets:
Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.
For £15.00 Tickets:
This is a fully seated event. Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Please note the Jazz Club is situated in the basement of the Duke of Hamilton Pub and access is via a number of stairs. The nearest toilets are situated on the 1st floor of the Pub.
Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm