On August 16, Dutch vocalist and composer Vivienne Aerts will be performing at Rockwood Music Hall in New York, NY.
After two months of touring Europe, Vivienne is back in the city. She will bring her orginal works with live looping, electronics and other surprises. There will also be a little preview of the songs that will be featured on the soon to be recorded album! The concert will be free access to all.
Being occasionally uncategorizable, it is without a doubt that Vivienne has an unique and personal voice. Through her music, she aims to create an intimate connection between herself and the audience. Vivienne 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.
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.
Rockwood Music Hall is a music venue in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City. Owner Ken Rockwood opened the establishment in 2005 as a small bar and music venue. The venue features three stages and a record label of the same name. Artists who have performed at Rockwood include Lady Gaga, Jessie J, Mumford & Sons, and Billie Joe Armstrong.