She's bringing a lot to the table. Her composing style stays modern without ever being airless and swing-deficient, open without getting lost in harmony and sentimentality; idea driven but so much that the listener needs explanations. Simona's soloing is special: she's picking up on a complex, heavily rhythmic and idiosyncratic tradition that goes back to stride piano and runs through Thelonious Monk and Andrew Hill. Her solos move in fits and starts, flowing and abrupt, always interesting...
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Earlier Event: June 9TONE - Sarah Elizabeth Charles voice | Jarrett Cherner piano
Later Event: June 20Death, Dating, & I Do