Aaron Liddard 'Nylon Man'

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Last Show: Wednesday 6 th March 2024

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Following his ‘sold out’ show in 2023, Aaron and his band return to PizzaExpress to perform music from his critically acclaimed album ‘Nylon Man’ - an album ten years in the making and focussed on his three favourite cities New York, London and Manchester. Aaron Liddard is an energetic saxophonist whose music is unpredictable, infectious, and wildly ear opening. He has performed with Amy Winehouse, Beverley Knight, Bob Geldof and Prince.


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“Pure sax appeal”

Peter Lewis, Blues & Soul magazine

In his prolific and wide-ranging career, Aaron 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.”

Blues and Soul magazine put Aaron on their cover (issue 1059) along with a three-page feature and four-star review. American jazz website All About Jazz made Corean Castaway (tribute to Chick) their ‘Song of the Day,’ and Jazz FM’s Rouhangeze Baichoo made Thru Your Eyes (a modern take on The Great American Songbook) ‘Song of the Week.’

Features ran in London Jazz News and North East Online. Interviews followed with London Jazz Live, BBC Manchester and Radio Northumberland. The album was reviewed by Jazzwise, Bebop Spoken Here, The Jazz Mann, Blues Matters, Midwest Record, and Wall Of Sound. Over thirty radio DJs played tracks from Nylon Man, including stations in the UK, USA and Europe.

Shows are inclusive, serious and fun. Music for reflection and  celebration. Audiences have been known to get involved, spontaneously clapping, singing along and dancing. The multi-ethic sextet combines members from the UK, Italy and Ghana. The band are: Giulia Marelli (voice) Michael Searl (bass) Isaac Asumadu (keys) Eric Young (drums) Jimmy Norden (drums).

Aaron has recorded for Amy Winehouse, The Boomtown Rats, Beverley Knight, Sugaray Rayford (USA), Walter Trout (USA), Johnny Rawls (USA), Douglas Avery (USA), Georgia Crandon (UK), Mista Trick (UK) and thirty other albums. He is working on new music, and performs with a small selection of incredible artists.

Band Line Up

Aaron Liddard (tenor saxophone & piano) 

Giulia Marelli (voice)

Chris Jerome (piano & keys) 

Giulio Romano Malaisi (guitar)

Davide Mantovani (bass)

Eric Young (drums)