Latest Music Bar Promotes PierFest: ‘Liane Carroll and Julian Siegel Duo’
8pm-10:30pm // Horatios Bar on Brighton Palace Pier // TICKETS
Liane Carroll was born in London and raised in Hastings UK, where she lives today with her husband, bassist Roger Carey.
Encouraged to play piano from a young age, Liane received lessons from concert pianist Phyllis Catling. She developed a deep passion for everything jazz, soul and beyond culiminating in the formation of The Liane Carroll Trio in 1990.
Her vocal talents were recognized in 2005 when she was awarded ‘Best Vocalist’ and ‘Best of Jazz’ at the BBC Jazz Awards for her album Billy No Mates on Splash Point Records. Liane recorded Standard Issue at the famous Abbey Road studios in London, an album which saw her named ‘Best Vocalist’ at the 2006 Marston Pedigree Jazz Awards.
Liane’s performance at the Brecon Jazz Festival was recorded by BBC TV as an hour long special ‘Liane Carroll Trio LIVE’, and released on DVD in 2008. Since 1993, Liane has headlined at the legendary Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, London UK and in 2007 won ‘Best Female Jazz Vocalist’ at their first Awards. where she has also recorded two live CD’s for their Jazz House label.
Julian Siegel is an in-demand saxophonist on the European Jazz scene. In 2007 he was awarded the BBC Jazz Award for Best Instrumentalist. His current bands are the Julian Siegel Quartet featuring pianist Liam Noble, the Julian Siegel Trio with US Improvising stars Drummer Joey Baron and Bassist Greg Cohen and the influential band Partisans, co-led for the last 14 years with guitarist Phil Robson. Julian has played in large ensembles led by Andrew Hill, Mike Gibbs alongside Bill Frisell, Steve Swallow and Adam Nussbaum, the Hermeto Pascoal UK Big Band, Django Bates Delightful Precipice, John Taylor, Jazz Jamaica, Kenny Wheeler, Colin Towns with the NDR big band, Hans Koller New Memories Band with Steve Lacy and with Jason Yarde’s ‘Acoutastic Bombastic’.
In smaller groups he has played with Gary Husband’s ‘Drive’, Django Bates’ Human Chain, NYC performance artist/violinist Laurie Anderson and pianist/singer-songwriter Steve Nieve, The Smith Quartet, Kirk Lightsey, Norma Winstone, Jason Palmer’s Quartet featuring Jeff Ballard. He is a member of Oren Marshall’s ‘Charming Transport Band’ featuring musicians from Ghana and Nigeria. Julian has also performed with vocalists Cleo Laine, Beverley Knight, Joe Lee Wilson, Liane Carroll, Eddi Reader, Charlene Spiteri, Jacqueline Dankworth, Lizz Wright, Juliet Roberts, Keziah Jones, Terri Walker, Christine Tobin and punk rock legend Steve Ignorant (formerly of Crass).