Vivienne Aerts is barely categorizable in genre or style. She plays in band formation, duo, solo, supplemented with synthesizer, loopstation and effects. she surprises, challenges and tells stories. Her lyrics travel to the core of recognition; talk to the soul and open a barrel of emotions. Heartbreaking, singing of happiness, sometimes humorous, she tells about the things that make life beautiful. Between February and April you can see her perform in Silvana & Kava Shteeble in New York City, and Lilypad in Boston.
Originally from the Netherlands, Vivienne Aerts worked with renowned Jazz artists such as Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, John Patitucci and Joanne Brackeen at Berklee College of Music in Boston. As a creator and a performer, her music refers to the sounds of Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Miles Davis. Vivienne has shared the stage with both national and international Jazz icons such as Lee Konitz, Kenny Werner, Chris Potter, Joe Cohn and Florian Weber. In 2009, Vivienne released her first album “Roofgarden” in the Netherlands under her own label. Her second album “Polaroid” (a snappy Jazz a cappella EP) was released in 2012, recorded and produced with Australian electronic producer Geoff Baker.
Vivienne has been residing in New York City since April, 2015 where she gave a debut performance at the infamous Blue Note Jazz Club with Kenny Werner’s ensemble and is currently working on her third album that will be released in 2016. Her music is available on her website, and on Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon.
February 8 – Silvana, NYC, 8-9pm
March 19 – Rockwood Stage 1, NYC, w/ Vadim Neselovskyi 3-4pm
March 28 – Lilypad, Boston, w/ Kenny Werner 8pm
April 6 – Kava Shteeble, Brooklyn, 8pm
April 11 – Lilypad, Boston, w/ Kenny Werner 8pm
April 25 – Lilypad, Boston, w/ Kenny Werner 8pm